Brenda Zinck

Board Member Spotlight

BRENDA ZINCK


This is Brenda Zinck’s first year on Nevertheless Board. Brenda is married to Brian. They met at Oklahoma State University where they were both involved in Campus Crusade for Christ. They will be married 38 years at the end of December. They have three children and two grandchildren. Brett, their oldest, is married to Cherie, and they live in Aruba. Brett and Cherie have two children, Caleb, who will be three in December and Caylah who is 17 months old. Visiting Aruba is always a part of their summer plans. Bethany and Blake are Brian and Brenda’s twins, and both are schoolteachers. Bethany is a Pre-K teacher in the Broken Arrow School district, and Blake teaches Physical Science at Lincoln Christian School and also coaches high school basketball. Brenda is a Special Education English Teacher. For 18 years, Brenda worked in Sallisaw High School where she taught Direct Instruction English to 9, 10, and 11th grade students. But for the last four years, she has taught in Broken Arrow High School in a co-taught English class with 10th graders.

At two weeks old Brenda was in the nursery at church, so Brenda has always been involved with church. At the age of 8, Brenda declared to know Christ, but while at Falls Creek at the age of 16, realized that she was not in the family of God. She then professed her need for Christ as her Savior and Lord and became one of his children in the faith. Brenda was very involved in her youth group. She even felt God calling her to serve in some capacity of a youth ministry. After a year of their marriage, Brian felt the calling to be in the ministry. They moved to Fort Worth, Texas to have Brian attend seminary. While in Fort Worth, they were involved in a small group ministry of leading singles. After graduation, Brian and Brenda moved to Cabot, Arkansas where Brian served at First Baptist Church Cabot for nine years as the Youth Minister. During this time, Brian began to feel that God was calling him to Pastor. They moved to Sallisaw, Oklahoma where Brian was a Pastor for First Baptist Church Sallisaw for eighteen years. After this, they moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma where they live today.

Butch and Ellen Booth
Chief Executive Officer
Machida, Japan

Col. Pat Briley
President
US Army
Bentonville, Arkansas

Patrick O. Briley

COLONEL (Ret) PATRICK O. BRILEY

United States Army retired Colonel Patrick O. Briley is the President of the NTLM Board of Directors. He resides part-time in Rogers AR and part-time in Corolla, NC. He is mostly retired, managing a rental property in NC and consults for the DoD on various subjects. He most recently was the Master Planner for Operation Inherent Resolve and stationed in Baghdad, Iraq for two years, returning stateside in 2020. Previous to that he was the Director, Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate, in Washington DC and Command Engineer for the United States Army Reserve Command, Fort Bragg, NC. He served in previous positions at Fort Jackson, SC, Fort Belvoir, VA, the Pentagon, Fort Shafter, HI, and has served several tours overseas, mainly in Iraq. Pat is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, Webster University, and the United States Army War College. He is married to the former Stacy Collier of Wewoka, OK, whom he met while attending Oklahoma State University and they have one son Zachary who lives with his wife in Richmond, VA. Pat and Stacy also have two daughters, Spencer Abigail, who teaches school in Sherwood, AR and Grayson Isabella who is a senior at University of Central Oklahoma. Pat accepted Christ as his savior in High School and has been active in churches wherever he was stationed and is currently active in Life Church Rogers and serves on the Operations Team there. He also is active with missions from Trinity Baptist Church, Ada, OK and travels to Belize annually with a mission’s team. Pat and Butch have been friends for about 30 years and share many close colleagues and friends. Pat has been on the Board for three years now, and in his second year as President. He has been to Japan several times, but not as a representative of NTLM, but instead as a Christian Soldier. He looks forward to going to Japan and serving with Butch when the county opens up for visitors.

Richard Herren
Vice President
Attorney at Law
El Reno, Oklahoma

Scott Huebert
Chief Financial Officer
Partner of
Finley and Cook Accounting
Shawnee, Oklahoma

Sharon Villareal
Secretary / Treasurer
Administrative Assistant
Sugar Land, Texas

Teresa Taylor Gardner
Insurance Agent
Shawnee Oklahoma

Brenda Zinck
Educator, Broken Arrow High School
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Brenda Zinck

BRENDA ZINCK


This is Brenda Zinck’s first year on Nevertheless Board. Brenda is married to Brian. They met at Oklahoma State University where they were both involved in Campus Crusade for Christ. They will be married 38 years at the end of December. They have three children and two grandchildren. Brett, their oldest, is married to Cherie, and they live in Aruba. Brett and Cherie have two children, Caleb, who will be three in December and Caylah who is 17 months old. Visiting Aruba is always a part of their summer plans. Bethany and Blake are Brian and Brenda’s twins, and both are schoolteachers. Bethany is a Pre-K teacher in the Broken Arrow School district, and Blake teaches Physical Science at Lincoln Christian School and also coaches high school basketball. Brenda is a Special Education English Teacher. For 18 years, Brenda worked in Sallisaw High School where she taught Direct Instruction English to 9, 10, and 11th grade students. But for the last four years, she has taught in Broken Arrow High School in a co-taught English class with 10th graders.

At two weeks old Brenda was in the nursery at church, so Brenda has always been involved with church. At the age of 8, Brenda declared to know Christ, but while at Falls Creek at the age of 16, realized that she was not in the family of God. She then professed her need for Christ as her Savior and Lord and became one of his children in the faith. Brenda was very involved in her youth group. She even felt God calling her to serve in some capacity of a youth ministry. After a year of their marriage, Brian felt the calling to be in the ministry. They moved to Fort Worth, Texas to have Brian attend seminary. While in Fort Worth, they were involved in a small group ministry of leading singles. After graduation, Brian and Brenda moved to Cabot, Arkansas where Brian served at First Baptist Church Cabot for nine years as the Youth Minister. During this time, Brian began to feel that God was calling him to Pastor. They moved to Sallisaw, Oklahoma where Brian was a Pastor for First Baptist Church Sallisaw for eighteen years. After this, they moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma where they live today. 

Nate Sprinkle
Pastor
Rosenberg, Texas

Dr. Steve Woodson
Physician
Woodson Medical Clinic
Stigler, Oklahoma

Richy Fisher
Pastor
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Richy Fisher

RICHY RISHER

Richy has over 30 years of ministry leadership experience ranging from small churches in rural settings to larger churches in metro areas. He has served in various leadership roles in churches, organizations and non-profits throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

He has served as consultant and contributor to numerous ministries both inside and outside the local church in addition to teaching at various ministry conferences and training events. Richy served on the board of directors of Lead 222 for numerous years until recently moving his time to Nevertheless Missions.

He and his wife Susan have been married for 31 years and have three sons Ryan (24) who is married to Samantha, William (21) who is married to Haylee and Nathan (16) who is in the 11th grade.

Richy and Susan currently live in Van Buren, Arkansas and recently took the position of Lead pastor of Community Bible Church which is a multi-site church in Fort Smith Arkansas river valley.

 

Chris Henry
Engineer
Sugarland, Texas

 

Roger Sikes
Retired – IMB Missionary to Chad Africa
Fort Worth, Texas

Roger Sikes

ROGER SIKES

Roger holds a MA in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Roger and his wife served with the International Missions Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in West and North Africa. Roger is also active in the Chains of Grace Ministry, which helps parolees get a new start in life.  Nevertheless, Missions is thankful for his experience on a mission field and brings that experience to Nevertheless Missions board.

Janet Hernandez
Certified Public Accountant
Missouri City, Texas

Amelia Rodriguez
Family Lawyer
Sugar Land, Texas

Chip James
Pastor
Searcy, Arkansas

Chip James

CHIP JAMES

Chip James was saved by grace at the age of 26. He is married to his wife Brenda of 44 years. One daughter in heaven and one son 21 years old who loves Jesus and just married a beautiful young lady – Alicen.

Chip considers himself a semi-retired RN nurse administrator, 68 years old, and pastoring a fellowship called “Complete in Christ Fellowship,” which consists of an in-house 1-year phase restoration program for men who have been down the wrong road. Chip and his family minister to these families and lead a community that supports this process.

Chip has been in ministry since the day he was saved, serving in areas of youth work, bi-vocational pastoring, church starts, and ongoing mission work to Juarez, Mexico.

Chip is a licensed Christian counselor with the National Christian Counselors Association.

Chip has been a vital part of Butch’s spiritual growth since 1984.