Wednesday, August 26, 2015
John and Becki Lusk: A Local Church Legacy
and Becki Lusk love their church – First United Methodist Church of El
Dorado. He was a hands-on Board of
Trustees Chairman and has participated in mission trips to the Mississippi
coast and Haiti. Becki has made three
mission trips to Mexico, is a leader in UMW and helped with interior design for
the refurbished Fellowship Hall.
a stockbroker for 31 years, decided after retirement to create a $1 million
endowment to support his local church.
The couple chose the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas to manage
their Faith Fund because John had researched the Foundation’s past financial
performance and had heard President and CEO Jim Argue, Jr. speak. “We know the people at the Foundation are the
best people to manage our gift,” John said.
of the couple’s blended family of six children, 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren
no longer live in El Dorado or in Arkansas, but the Lusks chose to leave a
legacy for their home church that will touch many families through mission
work, music ministry and youth ministry forever. “My feelings are that to whom
much is given, much is asked,” said Becki, a retired Bank Trust Officer who
serves on the UMFA board. “It is a special pleasure for us to be able to make a
lasting gift to our church.”