First Lady Felicia Bessman, MA, RN, LPC
Sister Felicia Bessman is the first lady and minister of Education of Arlington Christian Bible Fellowship Church in Arlington, Texas.
Husband: Rev. Dr. Theo Bessman, Married 1987
Two children (Daphane & Theo Jr.)
Years in ministry at Arlington Christian Bible Fellowship: 19+ years
Education: BS- Rust College, BSN—Texas Woman’s University, MA—Southwestern Baptist Theological seminary, LPC
Work: Registered nurse, Teacher, speaker, conference facilitator, a certified marriage and family counselor, LPC-I,
Volunteer work: Mid-cities pregnancy center, CNA school director, and many community health fairs
Vision: teaching, mentoring, serving
Mission: to empower and encourage families to reach their God-given potential. To provide service to individuals and family in need of physical and emotional healing.
Mission work: mission trip to Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Philosophy: Families, marriages, churches, and communities can withstand the challenges of the world today by being anchored in the word of God. Believe that everyone has been gifted to fulfill a special purpose in life and is committed to helping people develop their potentials and walk in their destiny.
Scripture: Phil. 4:13 -- I can do all things through Christ which strengths me.
Awards: Named in the 2007 great 100 nurse hall of fame in North Texas
The Frist Humanitarian award
Multiple professional and community awards
Favorite clichés are:
If you plant apples don’t expect watermelon.
An Apple a day will keep your medical deductible in your pocket.
A verse a day will keep the devil away.
You are as good as the friends you make.
It all comes out in the wash so don’t sweat it.