Nov. 29, 1962 - Sept. 6, 2020
Gregory (Greg) Butler was born in Melrose Park, IL. He is one of eleven children born to David Lee & Delores Butler. He was later raised by Nona Butler, whom he cherished to his last breath. Greg attended Westbury High School in Houston, TX. On October 27, 2014, Greg married the love of his life, Trenece.
Greg was blessed with many talents. In 1994, while working as a Clerk Coordinator in the Chaplin's office, he first met the Reconcilers through a marriage seminar that he
coordinated for the prison ministries. Greg started and ran a small drywall company in Midland, TX . Later, due to his passion for food, he became an Executive Chief in Stanton, TX and joined Michael Olivias of Exquisite Catering.
Greg was truly a man of faith. He loved giving back by helping others, and he loved serving with the Reconcilers. His dream was to start his own ministries.
July 16, 1948 - Sept. 4, 2020
Danny Wilburn Bisbee was born on July 16, 1948 in Baird, Texas to Ira “Webb” Bisbee and Betty Sharp Bisbee. He moved to Midland in 1952, and he graduated from Lee High School in 1966. In 1968, he met the love of his life, Linda Klinger, and they were married in January of 1969. A few short months after they were married, Danny was sent to Vietnam where he honorably and proudly served in the United States Army. Together Danny and Linda had one son, Cory Bisbee and wife Melissa, three grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter, who had him wrapped around her little finger.
Danny had a heart of gold and always wanted to pray for you. Danny was the pastor of Level Path Ministries in Midland. In addition to the Reconcilers, he was a member of Emmaus of Midland and Odessa, Kairos, Boy Scouts of America, Western Heritage Post, Lions club of Midland, and the Christian Motorcycle Association. Danny was also a chaplain at Midland Memorial Hospital and the State Prison
system. For many years he worked as a chaplain at Teen Challenge of Midland as well.
Sept 9, 1949 - June 10, 2018
Jerry was born in Odessa, Texas to parents Lewis Hatfield and Pearl Bay Cates. He attended West Texas Boys Ranch as a young man and was a high school graduate. He married Tommie Elaine McCorcle on February 15, 1980. They moved to Iraan the same year and Jerry was employed for Marathon Oil Company for 25 years.
Jerry served as a US Army Ranger for 11 years with three tours in Vietnam. During his service he received the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars; Combat Infantryman Badge; Air Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Aircraft Crewman Badge; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Jerry and his wife, Tommie, founded Southwest Texas Prison Ministry and Family Outreach in 1994, they also founded Reconcilers Motorcycle Ministry in 2004. Southwest Texas Prison Ministry and Family Outreach received the Texas Governor’s Award presented by George W. Bush and thousands of incarcerated inmates and their families have been blessed by these ministries.
Oct. 21, 1949 - April 5, 2018
Amy Gail Smith Tinch answered the Lord's call Home surrounded by family and friends. Her legacy of love lives on in her husband, Bruce Tinch; her son, Ryan B. Tinch and wife, Brooke; and her cherished grandchildren, Hudson and Chandler "Bloom" Tinch. Her memory will also be treasured by sister-in-law, Terry Smith; niece, Jodi Kieschnick; nephews, David Rocknic, Trey and Travis Smith; cousins, Winky and Ronnie Quist and Rhona and Steve Rose; great-nieces, Madison and AnnaGrace Kieschnick; and great-nephews, Jake, Delbert and Rett Rocknic. She was greeted in Heaven by grandparents; parents, Ina Mae and Frank Smith; sister, Mac Rocknic; brother, Bruce Smith; and dear friends, Deborah Houchin and Judi Martin.
October 16, 1959 - Novem 23, 2017
Kerry Lynn Land was born in Pasadena, Texas. He attended Lovelady High School and Lon Morris College where he studied Theology, and he graduated from the Therapon Institute. Kerry was a member of Harvest Church where he was ordained, developed the Precepts Counseling Program, and served as Youth Pastor for several years and Assistant to the Pastor. He served on the East Texas Vida Nueva board of directors for several years and was involved in Epiphany Ministries. He attended High Sky Walk to Emmaus.
In 2004, Kerry was called into prison ministry as one of the original Reconcilers. He had a heart of compassion for the men in white and a strong desire that they come to know Jesus. He dedicated 13 years to showing the love of Christ to men and leading hundred’s to the cross. He retired from TDCJ as a Laundry Captain after 20 years of service to spend time with his wife of 30 years, Luan Rose Land, and his three daughters and four granddaughters.
July 26, 1955 - Aug, 21, 2014
God received another angel, Pamela Ann Reagan-Wood. She was dearly loved and admired by her family and friends. She was married to the love of her life, Chip Wood of Iraan, Texas for 10 years. Pam’s passion was serving the Lord through her Reconciler’s Prison Ministries and with her church family at Iraan Community Church. She was an ordained minister.
Pam also enjoyed riding her Harley Davidson with Chip and Friends. Pam loved to help others, make people feel appreciated and be an encourager to all. She was the best about sending cards to people and letting them know they were in her thoughts and prayers. Pam had the biggest heart for animals. Pets were a must and saving strays was a known.
But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven! We’re waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. He’ll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which he is putting everything as it should be, under and around him.