Retiring business administrator to be honored Sunday.
Director of Business Administration David Nabors will be honored during worship on Sunday, Feb. 28, on the occasion of his retirement. His departure from Wilshire’s staff was announced last fall and takes effect at the end of February.
Senior Pastor George Mason says, “David has blessed our church and staff with more than just his competence as a business administrator, although that itself is no small thing for us to feel confident of the good stewardship of our resources and management of facilities. He has graced our choir with his beautiful bass voice and brought an equally harmonious spirit to every interaction with our members. He is a true Christian gentleman who has made us better by his presence and work. We wish him much joy in retirement and send to him and Joan our full blessing in this next stage of life.”
David came to Wilshire in 2014 from First Private Bank of Texas, where he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He was previously CFO and treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and spent 21 years with Bank of America.
“I really have loved working at Wilshire,” David says. “It’s got such a wonderful atmosphere. I’ve had lots of jobs, but these last two, Wilshire and First Private Bank, have had such a family feel to the staff.”
David cites several highlights or accomplishments of his tenure at the church, including the improvement of accounting systems, bringing information technology services in-house and increasing giving options for church members. “I had not been in charge of food service before I came to Wilshire,” David says, “so I’ve learned a lot about that. I’m proud to have hired [Food Services Director] Elizabeth Ferguson.”
Before taking the Wilshire job, David and his wife, Joan, were longtime members of Cliff Temple Baptist Church, where he was chair of deacons twice and chair of the finance committee multiple times.
Music has been a lifelong passion for David, who is a frequent vocal soloist in worship as well as a Sanctuary Choir member. In fact, it was a partial French horn scholarship at North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) that first brought David to Texas from his native Alabama. He changed his major to vocal performance before ultimately settling on an accounting degree.
David and Joan plan to remain members at Wilshire, where they attend Cord of Three Class. They look forward to traveling and spending time with their family, including their two adult sons, Adam and Brent—both of whom are married and live in the Metroplex—and two grandchildren.
As was announced in January, Lori Gooden has been promoted to Director of Finance and Randy Crosland has been hired as Operations Manager. They started in their roles Feb. 1.
David says: “I am very comfortable leaving Wilshire in the capable hands of Lori Gooden and Randy Crosland. Lori has provided excellent and accurate support of all financial functions at the church over the last five years. She will provide a seamless transition, brings a superb work ethic and maintains the financial knowhow required in this position. Randy has a wealth of experience in the Operations of church and nonprofit entities. The church is gaining a solid manager in this area and I’m sure he will bring many improvements to the facility.”