Don and Fran were reared in MS and met at MS State where both received a Bachelor of Science. Don later earned a Master of Christian Education in 1979 and a Master of Divinity in 1994 from RTS, Jackson. Married for 32 years, they have four children and two grandsons.
Church growth in Africa has outstripped the growth of available training institutions. Insufficiently trained pastors, most of them leading three or more congregations, serve a growing church and this has resulted in congregations which are ill-equipped to understand and apply the Scriptures adequately. WTC’s goal is to train Christian leaders for expositional preaching and teaching in cities, towns and the remotest villages of Uganda. The ultimate aim is to help African Christians develop a Christian world-view in which the implications of the gospel penetrate to all areas of life that God might be glorified.
Don focuses his efforts on theological education and writing textbooks for the students while Fran works in administration and library. Both enjoy personal interaction with the students and have, also, been involved in one-on-one discipleship and marriage and family studies.