New Grace, Arlington

 where grace changes everything

First Lady Felicia Bessman, MSN, MA, FNP, RN, LPC

Sister Felicia Bessman is the first lady and minister of Education of New Grace, Arlington, Texas.

 Husband:  Rev. Dr. Theo Bessman, Married 1987

Two children (Daphane & Theo Jr.)

Education: BS- Rust College, BSN—Texas Woman’s University, MA—Southwestern Baptist Theological seminary, LPC, MSN--Family Nurse Practitioner

Work: Registered nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner, Teacher, speaker, conference facilitator, a certified marriage and family counselor, LPC 

Volunteer work: Open Arms Health clinic, Irving Bible church clinic, community health fairs

Vision: Serving God's people, teaching, mentoring, and making impact

Mission: to empower and encourage families to reach their God-given potential. To provide service to individuals and family in need of physical and emotional healing.

Mission work: various Hispanic countries, Haiti, local mission

Philosophy: Families, marriages, churches, and communities can withstand the challenges of the world today by being anchored in the word of God. Believe that everyone has been gifted to fulfill a special purpose in life and is committed to helping people develop their potentials and walk in their destiny.

Scripture: Phil. 4:13 -- I can do all things through Christ which strengths me.

Awards: Named in the 2007 great 100 nurse hall of fame in North Texas

                The Frist Humanitarian award

                 Multiple professional and community awards


Favorite clichés are:

If you plant apples don’t expect watermelon.

An Apple a day will keep your medical deductible in your pocket.

A verse a day will keep the devil away.

You are as good as the friends you make.

It all comes out in the wash so don’t sweat it.