Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children

 

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Carolyn and Allan FischerAllan and
Carolyn Fischer

On April 30, 2002, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children lost one of its best friends and strongest supporters when Allan Fischer died in an airplane accident on his farm in Hooker, Oklahoma. For many years, Allan and his wife, Carolyn, have actively supported OBHC’s ministry to children.

Allan was a member of OBHC’s Board of Trustees from 1994 to 1997 and served with dedication and distinction. He played a significant role in representing the Oklahoma Panhandle during OBHC’s Building for a Brighter Tomorrow Campaign.

Mr. Fischer’s extended farming family of brothers, sons, and nephews has had a tremendous impact on children by providing the majority of the grain used in feeding the livestock at Boys Ranch Town. Allan’s brother and sister-in-law, Don and Wanda Fischer, are providing the funds to build a new cottage at Boys Ranch Town.

Allan and his brothers, Norman and Don, operated the Fischer Brothers farming partnership. Mr. Fischer was known as a business-like farmer with a heart for children. His consistent support encouraged others in western Oklahoma to support OBHC’s ministry.

Tony Kennedy, OBHC President recalls, "When Allan served on our Board of Trustees, he flew his private plane to the meetings, and it was my privilege to meet him at the airport. As we drove from the airport to the meetings, our friendship deepened and my respect for him grew. I respected him not only as a businessman but also as a man of God. Allan’s impact on children and OBHC’s ministry to children is immeasurable and will be felt for many years to come." 06-25-02


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