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Who We Are

U.S. board


Dan Baucum

Board of Directors

Dan lives in Midlothian, Texas with his wife Jeannie. They have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. He has served on the board of BESTWA since 2014. Dan is the President of Conveyors, Inc., a manufacturer of bulk material handling equipment. Dan is an Elder at Midlothian Bible Church and serves on the board of Truth Encounter. Dan and Jeannie enjoy traveling the country on their motorcycle.


Candice Summers

Board of Directors

Candice lives in Arlington, Texas with her children and her husband Nathan. She has served on the board of BESTWA since its inception. Candice homeschools her children, and loves reading, genealogy, and trivia. Candice attends Grace Fellowship Church in Grand Prairie, Texas where she has been active with various service projects. She also loves to knit and crochet and holds a monthly craft meeting for girls in her home.


Christina Tutt

Board of Directors

Christina lives in East Texas with her children and her husband Trevor. She has served on the board of BESTWA since 2013. Christina and Trevor are called to serve the needy in their community and around the World. Christina loves good food and fellowship, garage sales, and Coca Cola. Christina and Trevor are active in Ohana, a ministry to at-risk families.


TJ Ware

Board of Directors

TJ lives in Keller, Texas with his wife Jackie and their 7 children. He has served on the board of BESTWA since 2013. TJ has worked with veterans organizations and programs for the disabled as well as medical missions and aviation relief missions. TJ and his family enjoy the outdoors, traveling and volunteering and they have a special place in their hearts for the youth of Liberia.


Andy Perkins

Founder and Executive Director

Andy lives with his wife Teresa in Grand Prarie, Texas. He began ministering in Liberia in 1998. Andy attends Midlothian Bible Church where he is active in the Men's ministry. He enjoys reading and gardening, and spending time with his 6 children and 11 grandchildren.


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