Bob was born in Memphis, Mary Alice in Mississippi. She moved to Memphis at age five, and Bob has been in her life since then. The two neighborhood kids have been married 55 years and are the parents of two sons, Rip and Tom. Rip manages a TV station in Macon, GA; Tom is a corporate public relations officer in Nashville. Both are married to great women, and they are the grandparents of two fine boys. Upon completing his doctorate at Ole Miss, Bob entered the Christian school ministry; at retirement, he had served as an educator for 50 years. Mary Alice has a degree in Bible but chose the corporate environment, serving as a lobbyist in Washington, Montgomery, and Atlanta. Now both retired, they are enjoying life in their new home, an interesting exercise in downsizing! They love their new church, especially the worship atmosphere and the small groups who have welcomed them. Joined June 6, 2021.