John and Becki Lusk: A Local Church Legacy

John 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.  

John, 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.  

Most 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.”
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