Guy Orbison, Jr.
Born: June 26, 1949, Dallas, Texas
Family: Married Mary Roe, May 22,1970 Three children: Mary Mikal (“Mikie”) - married to Jarren Kindsfather on Aug. 9, 2003; two children: Jaxen and Macie. Gabrielle Elizabeth - Working as resource tech for Irving School District in Irving, TX; married to Craig McCollum on June 20, 2004. Joshua Jonathan - works for Red Lobster in Denver; wife, Lisa; married August 7, 2014; one child: Lincoln
Education and work history: 1967 Graduated from Kellogg High School, St. Paul, Minnesota (my father was engaged in mission work in Minnesota) 1967-1970 Attended ACU; Psychology major; (was a senior when I decided to preach and left to enroll at Bear Valley School of Preaching) 1970-1973 Graduated from Bear Valley School of Preaching, Denver, CO 1973-1974 Worked as associate minister in St. Paul, Minn. (with Lloyd Wheeler) 1974-1976 Bear Valley elders asked me to return to Denver to serve as Youth Minister. I also taught a few courses in the School of Preaching. I worked with Roy Lanier, Jr. on a teen section of Rocky Mountain Christian newspaper. 1976-1981 Pulpit minister for the Price Road congregation in Brownsville, TX; was involved in a 15 minute daily radio program; originated and published the Valley-Wide Christian newspaper for 5 years. 1981-1988 Returned to Abilene Christian University for further education and was asked to preach for the church in Clyde, TX. ACU degrees: 1982 - B.S. in Bible 1983 - M.A. in Biblical and Related Studies 1984 - M.Div. - Master of Divinity Degree 1988 - present Moved to Durango, CO to be pulpit minister; served as staff writer for Rocky Mountain Christian for 22 years; wrote weekly article published in local Durango Herald for 12 years; articles appear in other brotherhood publications; hold up to 20 gospel meetings each year; speak at family camps and lectureships each year; 1993 mission effort to Bulgaria; directs annual “Workshop in the Word” for preachers for the past 22 years; asked to conduct similar annual workshop in Arizona, beginning in 2013 called, “Tackling the Text;” and another workshop to begin April, 2017, “Searching The Scriptures;” created with brother, Charley, the Texas Crossword which appears in 84 Texas newspapers; began in May, 1997 a monthly publication, “Working in the Word” a resource for serious Bible students; began a preacher training program in Durango, 1998 and have graduated 22 men into full-time preaching and usually have 3 men in full-time training; Stepped down from the Durango pulpit in February, 2014 to devote more time to other ministries and do more writing; will revive the Rocky Mountain Christian in January, 2017.
Troy is married to Meagan. They have two children, Jacy & Jagger. Troy serves as an associate minister with the NW church of Christ in Lawton, Ok since October of 2012. Troy has been in full time ministry for 10 years. He attended East Central University in Ada, Ok to study counseling. Troy has been involved in numerous campaigns, church camps, youth rallies, and Gospel meetings. His favorite thing to do in this world is to preach.