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.