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Michael Cooper Waters

Michael Cooper Waters, American medical center and development corporation executive. Recipient W.F. Yates medallion William Jewell College, Liberty Missouri, 1980.

Background

Waters, Michael Cooper was born on October 29, 1942 in Cisco, Texas, United States.

Education

Student, Baylor University, 1963. Bachelor of Science, Lamar University, 1965. Master of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1967.

Career

Administrative resident, University Texas Medical Branch Hospital, Galveston, 1966-1967;vice president, Memorial Hospital System, Houston, 1969-1978;executive director, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Kansas City, Missoury, 1978-1980;president, Hendrick Medical Center, Hendrick Medical Development Corporation, Abilene, Texas, since 1980;director, First National Bank of Abilene.

Religion

Loving God went to supernatural lengths—by sending His Son to die—to provide everyone an opportunity to escape the fires of Hell and spend eternity in Heaven.

Views

The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.

Membership

Board directors United Healthcare Systems, Kansas City. Board directors Hospice of Abilene, since 1981, Hospital Receivables, Carrollton, Texas, since 1983, United Way, Abilene, Pastoral Care and Counseling Center, since 1981. Served to lieutenant United States Public Health Service, 1967-1969.

Member American Hospital Association, American Protestant Hospital Association (board directors since 1983), Texas Hospital Association (chairman Forts and Pecos division 1983-1984), Texas Asn. Hospital Auxs. (chairman 1982-1983), Abilene Chamber of Commerce (president 1986-1987), Texas Hospital Association Board (treasurer 1985-1986, vice chairman board directors 1986-1987), Baptist Hospital Association (president 1985-1987). Club: Abilene Kiwanis.

Connections

Married Kathy Street, April 17, 1976. Children: Tiffany, Allison.

Politics

All Christians, and particularly those in leadership positions, should prayerfully seek God’s mind and will and strongly to consider the potential problems of politicizing the church and the pulpit before endorsing candidates.