Barry Pritchard, Minister
Barry has been involved in ministry for over 20 years. He was drawn to ministry while he was attending the University of Texas at Arlington. After graduating from UTA he attended Abilene Christian University and served as the youth minister for the Rising Star Church of Christ. After graduating from ACU, Barry became the campus minister for the Huntsville Church of Christ at Sam Houston State. In 2005, Barry moved to the Austin area to preach for the Lake Travis Church of Christ. Most recently, in 2013, Barry became the preacher for the Covington Church of Christ. Barry and his wife, Kelly, have three daughters. In his free time, Barry enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies and working on cars.
Carl Fair, Elder
Carl H. Fair was born on April 14, 1924 in Dawson County, Texas to Elbert and Mattie Fair. Carl was the ninth of thirteen children. Carl graduated high school in 1942 from Union. In 1943, Carl enlisted in the United States Navy, during WWII. He was assigned to the 103rd naval construction battalion, known as the Fighting Seabees. He was a bulldozer operator. He saw combat duty in Guam and ended WWII there. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
In 1946, Carl moved to Burleson where met the love of his life, Nina Drummond. Carl and Nina were married in June 1948 and later blessed with four children. Carl and Nina were baptized together on December 5th, 1948 in Burleson by Joe Barnhill. Carl worked for Travel-lite trailers for six years, before hiring on at the railroad. He spent 31 years with Union Pacific as an electrician before retiring in 1986. He worked 20 years, part time, with Thomas Conveyor in Burleson, as a machinist.
Carl’s retirement has been spent raising beef cattle and other animals on his 50 acre farm in Covington. Carl has been blessed with five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Carl, E. B. Gray and Duane Frederick became the church’s elders in 1988. Carl serves as the church treasurer.
Stan Martin, Elder
Stan Martin was born June 12th 1955. He was the 3rd of 4 children. He was raised in a farming and ranching family and loved it from the time he was small. He graduated in 1973 from Silverton High school in the Texas panhandle.
He married Roma Clayton in 1974 and began a family. He and Roma had 3 beautiful boys over the next 6 years.
Stan learned to weld and worked at a welding shop and continued farming until 1987 when he loaded up his family and moved to Cleburne, Texas. He began working at the supercollider in ’87 and worked for various welding companies until 2000 when he started his own company .
In 2002, Stan was appointed as an elder at Covington Church of Christ. He loves the Lord, his family and his church family.
Bill Morgan, Elder
Bill Morgan was born in Hamilton county October, 1941. He grew up in Arlington where he graduated from Arlington High School. After graduation he worked at American Can Co. until its closing in 1987. The following years he worked for LTV and the Everman schools before retiring in 1999 to the Covington ranch.
Bill married Jane Wooten in 1962 and they were blessed with two children, Kelly and Blaine and seven grandchildren: Hannah, Riley, Molly, Rex, Brigid, Rusty and Ella.
Bill served as a deacon at the Mansfield Church of Christ from 1974-1999. He was asked to serve the Covington church as an elder in 2002.
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