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Neal is a close, life-long friend of Pastor Dave. They both grew up in Huntsville, Alabama where both of their fathers worked in the aerospace industry. Neal and Pastor Dave were literally in the nursery at First Baptist Church together and were inseparable until Pastor Dave moved back to Texas in 1979.

Neal left his career as a civil engineer to give his life to full time missions many years ago. Neal and his wife Tisha and 3 children spent 12 years in Tajikistan, a former Russian state that is 99% Muslim. They were there to reach out to the Muslim culture with the love of Jesus Christ as part of a missionary organization, Operation Mobilization.

Currently, Neal and his family are working to start new churches near Atlanta Georgia in an area that has one of the largest Muslim populations in the United States. They work with Clarkston Fellowship Church and also with the Southern Baptist Missions Board.

River of Life supports Neal as a missionary to the Muslim refugees in our country, and Pastor Dave invites you to make he and his family a partner with you in your hearts in prayer.