Flyer Announcing PTSD & TBI Presentation by Rickie HaganWe cordially invite anyone who is interested or affected in anyway, with PTSD or TBI to come and hear Colonel Rickie N. Hagan discuss and present Biblical base answers for managing PTSD, TBI and other challenges to everyday life. This evening series will be presented  nightly, in three sessions, with the final session of the evening allowing for questions and comments.  These sessions will be conducted Thursday through Saturday, April 20th – 22nd at 7:00 pm, and Colonel Hagan will be our speaker for our Sunday morning services, on April 23rd at 11:00 am.

 

 

Colonel Rickie N. Hagan is a native of Monroe County, KY.  He enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard in December, 1978, as a Private, 13B, Field Artillery Crewman.  He attended basic training at Fort Sill, OK, where he was Platoon Leader, Honor Graduate, receiving the Battalion Commander’s Leadership Award and the Highest Physical Training Award.  From there he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant.  In 1985 he applied and was selected to attend the Kentucky Military Academy, Officer Candidate School at Fort Knox, KY, where he was a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1986 as a Field Artillery Officer.  He has 37 years of service, collectively with the National Guard, the Army Reserves and the Untied States Army.

He is a graduate of such institutions as:  United States Field Artillery School, Junior Officer Development School, Junior Officer Maintenance School, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical School, Combat LifeSaver School, Quartermaster Advance School, Observer Controller School, Combined Arms and Service Staff School, Military History Instructor School, Contracting Officer Representative School, Mobilization Officers School, Department of the Army Lean Six Sigma Black Belt School, Command and General Staff College and he has a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security/Defense with American Military University.

Colonel Hagan’s major duty assignments include:  Air Defense Officer, 623d Field Artillery Battalion, Glasgow, KY; Commander, Headquarters 30th Quartermaster Battalion, Tullahoma, TN; Multi-Functional Logistics Officer, Okinawa Japan and Grafenwoehr, Germany 30th Quartermaster Battalion; Commander, OPFOR Company, 2D Brigade, 87th Division, Fort Knox, KY; Assistant Professor of Military Science and Primary Instructor Military History, 100th Division, Murfeesboro Tennessee State University; Squadron S2/S3, 5/15 Calvary Regiment, 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox KY; Brigade S4, 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox, KY; Executive Officer, Arifjan, Kuwait 377th Theater Support Command; Operations/Liaison Officer, 1st COSCOM, 18th Airborne Corp, Balad, Iraq; Battalion Commander, 2nd Battalion,397th Regiment 95th Division, Lexington, KY; Deputy Director Enterprise Management, National Ground Intelligence Center, Charlottesville, VA; Division Chief, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC; and also, Colonel Hagan served as Operations Officer during hurricane Katrina with the 321st TMC, Baton Rouge, LA.

Colonel Hagan’s awards include: a host of Kentucky National Guard Medals, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Component Overseas Medal, Army Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Medal (3rd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), German Armed Forces Badge (Gold), Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Combat Action Badge and the Bronze Star Medal.

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Welcome to the website of the Church of Christ which meets in the community of Youngsport. We are nestled in the countryside outside of Killeen, Texas, in a beautiful valley near the Lampasas River.

We are a Bible believing congregation who gathers to worship our God and His Son, Jesus the Christ, in spirit and truth, (John 4:24). We are a non-denominational church who purposely wears no other name than Christ’s and desires to be simply known as Christians (Acts 11:26); members of the body of Christ (Colossians 1:18) – the Church of Christ (Romans16:16). Collectively we refer to ourselves as the Church of Christ, the Lord’s church, to identify ourselves as the church belonging to Christ.

We gather each Lord’s Day to worship in accordance with the instructions provided by the apostles to the first century church.  Our services include:

  • Singing – God only authorizes that we sing to Him (Colossians 3:16, Ephesians 5:19). Our services will be in a capella. There is no piano, organ, guitar, or drum involved in our worship to God. Why? Because only singing is authorized.
  • Observe the Lord’s Supper – by apostolic example laid forth in the scriptures  we are to do this every first day of the week (Acts 20:7). We do it to remember Christ’s death until he comes again (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
  • Giving – We are instructed to “lay by him in store, as God hath prospered” every week (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). 
  • Preaching – God commanded Christians to teach his word (Matthew 28:18-20). For this reason, every Sunday we gather together to hear and study another lesson from God’s Word (2 Timothy 2:21 Corinthians 1:21).
  • Prayer – is a part of our daily lives, and is a part of our worship services (Philippians 4:6, 1 Timothy 2:1-2). We pray for our needs, the needs of others, and to give thanks for the things that we have been given. It is through prayer that we come into the presence of God.

Please accept our invitation in the spirit of Christ and come worship with us anytime you have the opportunity. Bring the family as we have Bible classes for all ages. Let us reason together through the scriptures rightly dividing the Word of Truth (II Timothy 2:15).