Gary Murrell has pastored churches for 38 years in Kansas, Missouri, and Louisiana through the Church of God, headquartered in Anderson, Indiana.
As of August 7, he is now the director of the Beacon, a helping agency in Fort Scott.
“Through ministry, you help people in various ways,” Murrell said. “I feel comfortable in that….this is an opportunity to help people.”
“This is a great opportunity to grow myself and the Beacon,” he said.
“The Beacon serves Bourbon County with food and clothes, to help those that qualify. The community is welcome to come by and get to know the Beacon.”
The agency is located at 525 E. Sixth St. on the city’s east side and is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To donate food, clothing or money, contact the agency at 223-6869.
The Murrell’s are Bourbon County transplants.
In 2014, Gary and wife, Fannie, purchased the Perry property, near Redfield.
They have two daughters, Hanna Malveaux, Fort Scott, and Rachael Woosley, Chandler, Arizona, and six grandchildren.