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North Texas Royal Rangers

Evangelizing, Equipping, and Empowering Boys!

 

North Texas District Staff

District Executive Staff

District Director

Jonathan Trower *

Jonathan has been in Royal Rangers since 1969. He was a boy in the program for 9 years, and the remainder of the time he has served in a variety of leadership positions. While a boy in the program he earned his Gold Medal of Achievement. He currently serves as district director for the North Texas district, and formerly served as the regional coordinator for the South Central Region. He has served on the staff of over 40 national training events and over 25 boys’ academies.

Deputy District Director

Rick Beebe *

Rick has been in Royal Rangers since 1975. He was a boy in the program for 9 years where he earned his Gold Medal of Achievement, Gold and Silver Buffalos, and Wilderness in FCF. Since 1985, he has served in a variety of leadership positions in North Texas and Northern Missouri. He currently serves as the deputy district director for the North Texas district, and as national vice-president for Royal Rangers Alumni. He has served on the staff of numerous national training events and boys academies. Rick was the second commander in the country to complete the Platinum level of the organizational leadership training. He and his lovely wife, Conna, are both credentialed ministers with the Assemblies of God, and reside in Arlington, Texas.

Training Coordinator

Randy Woods *

Randy has been involved in Royal Rangers since 1979. Prior to his appointment as North Texas District Training Coordinator, he served as South Central Region and North Texas District Missions Coordinator, Deputy District Commander, District Outreach Coordinator and Mid Cities Section Commander. He has also served as the FCF Scribe and earned the Wilderness level of FCF.

Randy and his wife, Eulinda, live in Arlington where he serves as Outpost Coordinator and Adventure/Expedition Rangers Commander.

FCF President

David 'Little Beaver' Kohn

David "Little Beaver" Kohn has been involved with Royal Rangers most of his life. He officially started attending Royal Rangers when he was 5 years old in 1968. David entered FCF as a young buck in 1976. He became the first Voyager Territorial Scout. In November 1980, he advanced to Wilderness while still a young buck. He received his Gold Medal of Achievement in 1981. David has served as outpost coordinator as well as Discovery Ranger commander. For more than 10 years David has served in the district JLDA in a variety of roles: adviser, instructor, assistant camp commander, and camp commander. The last few years he has served on the JLTC staff as the FBC camp commander. David loves to serve and he loves his boys and family! David is married to Lara and they have three sons active in Royal Rangers and FCF. For David it is about the boys, nothing more nothing less.

Outreach Coordinator

Jody Fauss *

Jody Fauss has served in Rangers since 1990 and currently serves as the Outpost Coordinator and Children's Pastor for Church of Living Hope in Tyler, TX.   Recently he was asked to serve as the Director of the Calvary Commission Bible College and Missions Base located in Lindale, TX (http://www.calvarycommission.org/). Jody along with his wife, Anne, (happily married for 32 years), enjoy seeing children reached and discipled.

Camps Coordinator

Greg Garza

Greg Garza was introduced to Royal Rangers when he was thirteen years old. It was during one of the first meetings of a new outpost that he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

Greg became a Royal Rangers Commander in 1994. He has served in various leadership positions in the South Texas and North Texas districts and currently serves as Outpost Coordinator at the Church of Glad Tidings in Austin, Texas. He has served on staff at numerous boys’ and leaders’ training events. He is also a Buckskin member of FCF.

Greg and his wife Lisa, a Ranger Kids commander, have two sons in Royal Rangers – Samuel and Joseph.

Communications Coordinator

David Trower

David grew up in the Royal Rangers ministry starting in 1989 and spent thirteen years as a boy. Since 2002, he has served in various leadership positions as a leader. While a boy, he earned his Gold Medal of Achievement as well as Gold and Silver Buffalos. Prior to his appointment as the district communications coordinator, he served in various positions in Royal Rangers: including sectional productions coordinator, district GMAA Secretary, district GMAA President, district FCF sutler/promotions coordinator, and as the Waco section communications, training, and resource coordinator. He currently works with the Expedition Rangers in Outpost 65 in Austin. David lives in Jarrell with his wife April.

FCF 'Shawnee Trail' Chapter Staff

Updated 02/15/2017

Chairman

Jonathan 'Big Foot' Trower *

Jonathan has been in Royal Rangers since 1969, and the FCF since 1974. As a young buck in FCF he advanced to Buckskin in 1975 and served as the assistant district scout from 1975 to 1978. He advanced to Wilderness in 1995 and has served as the chapter chairman since 2007. His FCF name is Big Foot.

President

David 'Little Beaver' Kohn

David "Little Beaver" Kohn has been involved with Royal Rangers most of his life. He officially started attending Royal Rangers when he was 5 years old in 1968. David entered FCF as a young buck in 1976. He became the first Voyager Territorial Scout. In November 1980, he advanced to Wilderness while still a young buck. He received his Gold Medal of Achievement in 1981. David has served as outpost coordinator as well as Discovery Ranger commander. For more than 10 years David has served in the district JLDA in a variety of roles: adviser, instructor, assistant camp commander, and camp commander. The last few years he has served on the JLTC staff as the FBC camp commander. David loves to serve and he loves his boys and family! David is married to Lara and they have three sons active in Royal Rangers and FCF. For David it is about the boys, nothing more nothing less.

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Vice President

David 'Spotted Bull' Shook

David Shook first got involved in Royal Rangers with his son Christopher through the Black Powder safety course taught by Art Sullivan at ART in 2008. Since that time David has become an avid black powder shooter and an NRA certified Black Powder Rifle Safety Instructor. David went through the FCF Adventure with his son in 2009 and then through Buckskin testing with his son in 2012 at Brush Poppin' Trace. God gave David the FCF name of Spotted Bull. David completed his Wilderness Vigil in May of 2013. David is an avid leather worker and has sold his shooting and possibles bags all over the US.

David achieved his Advanced level of Outpost Leader Training in 2012. He currently serves as the Expedition Rangers Commander at Outpost 39 at Gateway Church in Midlothian, TX. He is employed as the Water Utility Manager of Lakeview Camp and Conference Center as well.

 

Scribe

Glenn Hershberger

Glenn has been in the Royal Rangers ministry since 2005 and an FCF member since 2007. He is still working on his Buckskin, but has developed the trade of Tinsmith. He is married to Elizabeth and has 7 kids aged 31 - 5, 2 girls and 5 boys. The youngest 2 boys are in Royal Rangers.

  

Buckskin Representative

JD 'Lawman' Smith

J.D. started in Rangers in 1992 in Outpost 182, Northplace Church of the AG in Sachse. Over the years he has served as outpost coordinator, and age group leader for Ranger Kids, Discovery Rangers, and Adventure Rangers. He assisted in starting Outpost 577 in Lucas, and is currently involved with Outpost 448 in Rockwall as their FCF leader. He also serves as the Rockwall sectional coordinator, North Central regional leader, and as the Buckskin Representative for the Shawnee Trail Chapter of the FCF.

  

Wilderness Representative

Rick 'Big Horn' Adkinson

  

Aide-de-Camp

(PENDING)

  

Chapter Chaplain

Lee 'Prospector' Fogleman

Commander Fogleman was born in Pennsylvania; he retired after 20 years of service in the United States Air force.  Commander Fogleman feels that the Lord has brought him to Texas, to evangelize, equip, and empower boys for Christ.  After hearing a call, from former National Director Doug Mash, that all commanders are ministers and should get their credentialing Commander Lee obtained his Certificate of Ministry with the Assembly of God.

He currently serves as a Discovery Ranger and Senior Commander of Outpost 86, the Chaplain for the North Texas Frontier Camping Fellowship, and is Certified Instructor.

Commander Fogleman is now retired and enjoys his animals at Prospector’s Paradise in Greenville. His enjoyment of rock collecting, Indian Lore, and primitive living is enhanced his involvement in the Frontier Camping Fellowship, which he thoroughly enjoys, and for which, he thanks the Lord.  In 2010 a life changing event took place when he was part of a mission’s trip to Tanzania, Africa.

Field Advisor

(PENDING)

  

Scout

Jessie 'Giant Slayer' Laughlin

  

Assistant Scout(s)

(OPEN)

   

 

Regional Leaders

Central Region Leader

Steve Whitehead

Steve has been in Royal Ranger since 1996 as a Commander at First Assembly of God in Mesquite. Today he serves as Senior Commander for Outpost 96 and also South Dallas Sectional coordinator.

Steve and his wife Mary, live in Mesquite where both are very active in Royal Rangers both at First Assembly and in the Section.

North Central Region Leader

JD Smith
 

Northeast Region Leader

Jody Fauss
 

South Central Region Leader

Greg Garza

Greg Garza was introduced to Royal Rangers when he was thirteen years old. It was during one of the first meetings of a new outpost that he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

Greg became a Royal Rangers Commander in 1994. He has served in various leadership positions in the South Texas and North Texas districts and currently serves as Outpost Coordinator at the Church of Glad Tidings in Austin, Texas. He has served on staff at numerous boys’ and leaders’ training events. He is also a Buckskin member of FCF.

Greg and his wife Lisa, a Ranger Kids commander, have two sons in Royal Rangers – Samuel and Joseph.

Southeast Region Leader

Nolen Fox

Nolen began his Ranger ministry in 1990 in Palestine, TX.  He has served on Sectional, Regional and District staff positions.  He served as the District camp Security Coordinator from 1993 to 2013.  He currently serves as the Southeast Region Leader, A Certified Instructor Trainer, Outpost Coordinator for outpost #185 in Palestine and as the Junior Leadership Training Academy Coordinator (JLDA) for the North Texas District. He serves as a Board Member for The Church of Glad Tidings in Palestine, TX and works at the Pleasant Hills Children's Home in Fairfield, TX. where he and his wife have been Houseparent's for teenage boys since 2003.   He has been married to his beautiful wife and Rangers supporter for 21 years and has one son, Caleb, who has earned his Tomahawk award in 2011, His GMA in 2013 and his Saber in 2014. Caleb is a Jr. in High School and is working on completing his E3 award and currently serves as a Junior Commander/Discovery Ranger Leader for his local outpost in Palestine, TX. 

West Region Leader

OPEN

 

District Support Staff and Aides

Day Camps Coordinator - OPEN

First Aid Coordinator - Hector Monreal

Games Coordinator - Garrett Chapline

JLDA Coordinator - Nolen Fox

Productions Coordinator - Jody Fauss

Security Coordinator - Stan Lewis

Shooting Sports - Ken Harris

Website - Mark Oliver