Board of Directors

Bedilu Yirga

Bedilu Yirga

President

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Pastor Bedilu T. Yirga has been serving as the lead pastor at Ethiopian Evangelical Baptist Church in Dallas, TX for over 20 years. He is founder and president of CARE Partnership Project and the author of two books in Amharic, Strong Family and Train Yourself for Godliness. Pastor Bedilu received a Doctor of Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forrest, NC and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Almaz Dessalegn and their two sons Levi and Addis. Their daughter Essey lives in Denver, CO with her husband Pastor David Yirdaw and first granddaughter Hannah.

Dag Yemenu

Dag Yemenu

Head of Admissions & Program Committee / Board Member

Dag grew up in Ethiopia and has been living in Dallas, TX since 2005. He has Engineering and Business Administration degrees from Oklahoma State University, and currently serves as a Senior Vice President at ISN. Dag is a member of EEBC’s Global Missions Committee. He and his wife, Addis Kassa, have three children, two daughters, and a son.

Tracy Tuttle

Tracy Tuttle

Head of Facilities & Property Committee / Board Member

Tracy Tuttle is the Pastor of Local Missions at Lake Pointe Church, a multi-site community of people throughout Dallas. Tracy obtained his Masters of Business Administration and worked in the private sector before God changed the direction of his path. He resides in Rockwall with Kathryn and their children Julia and Noah. Away from work Tracy can be found at one of this children’s sporting events or in the field during hunting season.

Jeff Watters

Jeff Watters

Treasurer

Jeff Watters is a graduate of Southwestern University where he majored in business administration. Jeff has spent the majority of his business career as the CEO of a manufacturing company he helped to found. Jeff and his family have been active members of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall for over thirty years. While at Lake Pointe, Jeff has served in youth ministry, missions, the finance committee, and also as an elder.

Dr. Kifle Admassu

Dr. Kifle Admassu

Secretary

Kifle was born and grew up in Ethiopia. He immigrated to the U.S in 1987 where he came to know the Lord as his personal savior in 1992. He has a BS in human physiology from San Jose State University and an MD from the University of Michigan. Currently, he practices medicine in Arlington, TX. Kifle has been married to his wife of 18 years, Merge Ouma, and the Lord has blessed them with two sons and two daughters. He has been a member of Ethiopian Evangelical Baptist Church since 2002 and has served in various capacities: chairman of the board of elders, prayer group committee, global mission committee, and family fellowship.