Ferrell Foster is the husband of Trese, the father of six, and the grandfather of five. There are also a bunch of young adults he likes to help along their paths.
Ferrell’s place in this world is a little complicated. He’s an ordained minister but serves 5,300 churches, not just one. He’s a writer with a background in journalism. And he’s a leader of varied ministries related to ethics and care ministries. He actually has three titles at work, but here’s the one that really describes his work — Director of Ethics and Justice for the Christian Life Commission.
Most importantly, Ferrell wants to be known as a follower of Christ. “Not that I follow Jesus all that well, but I’m trying to head in that direction. To me, following Christ means living a life of love, compassion, and forgiveness. It’s ot always easy, and when you start getting more of it right you find there are some Christians who are bit uneasy with all of that love, compassion, and forgiveness.”
If you want to get really formal, you can call him Rev. Dr. Ferrell E. Foster, Jr. But that’s a bit much for his taste. He prefers simply Ferrell.
D.Min. — Logsdon Seminary, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas
M.Div. — New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. — East Texas State University (now Texas A&M, Commerce)