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College president , Minister

Ray Dean Stites, American minister, college president. Ordained to ministry Christian Church, 1968. Board directors Abilene United Way, 1981-1984; member Dickinson County Health Department Advisory Board, 1983-1988, Dickinson County Council on Aging, 1984-1988; president Abilene Optimist Club, 1983-1984.

Background

Stites, Ray Dean was born on October 13, 1946 in Herington, Kansas, United States. Son of George Darby and Edna Myrtle (Anderson) Stites.

Education

Bachelor, Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan, Kansas, 1968. Master of Divinity, Emmanuel School Religion, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1974.

Career

Minister Bozoo (West Virginia) Christian Church, 1968-1972. Minister Center Christian Church, Richardson, Texas, 1972-1978, First Christian Church, Abilene, Kansas, 1979-1988, Newton (Kansas) Christian Church, 1988-1991. President Nebraska Christian College, Norfolk, since 1991.

Instructor Church History, Dallas Christian College, 1974-1976. President North Texas Evangelizing Association, 1975-1977, Manhattan Christian College Alumni Association, 1983-1985, Christian Evangelizing Association of Kansas, 1987-1989, 91, Kansas Christian Convention, 1989.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Christian Church, 1968.

Membership

Board directors Abilene United Way, 1981-1984. Member Dickinson County Health Department Advisory Board, 1983-1988, Dickinson County Council on Aging, 1984-1988. President Abilene Optimist Club, 1983-1984.

Connections

Married Merelyn Kay Rich, September 2, 1966. Children: Ross Mitchell, Britain Darby.

father:
George Darby Stites

mother:
Edna Myrtle (Anderson) Stites

spouse:
Merelyn Kay Rich

child:
Ross Mitchell Stites

child:
Britain Darby Stites