Disciples Men

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Charles (Chuck) Orr of Bertram’s First Christian Church began his duties as President of the Disciples Men for the Christian Church in the Southwest (CCSW) in September 2017. The CCSW encompasses 380 congregations in Texas, New Mexico and the panhandle of Oklahoma.

Chuck brings leadership experience, a deep knowledge of the Disciples of Christ church, a forward-looking perspective for the men’s group, and a love of the Lord. He knows the importance of taking time out of life to commune with God and talk to Jesus. His attendance at the Christian men’s retreats has been a rewarding experience he plans to share.

During his year of leading the men’s ministry, he will travel to many of the CCSW men’s retreats with a message to unite men in Bible study, prayer, ministry, outreach, evangelism, and fellowship. Don’t be surprised to see him walk into your men’s meetings for a visit.

Chuck was born in Kerrville before moving to Bertram, Texas. While attending the University of Texas, he joined University Christian Church. After graduating with a degree in engineering, he served in the Navy and held positions with TRACOR, Naval Air Test Center in Maryland, Naval Oceanographic Office in Mississippi and the Naval Research Laboratory.

On retirement, Chuck moved back to Texas and joined First Christian Church of Bertram. He has been active and held leadership roles in the congregation, the Bluebonnet Area, the CCSW, Regional Men’s mission projects, and served as camp counselor for a number of years as well as working with Habitat for Humanity on a few projects.

Chuck is married to Laura and has two grown sons, John who lives in Bertram and Robert in Fresno, California. Also, Stepson Steve lives in Austin and stepdaughter Jan lives in Alexandria Virginia.



2018 Men's Retreat Information coming soon!

Directions to Lake Brownwood

What to Bring to Lake Brownwood

Bed linens (twin bed sheets, sleeping bag, pillow and case), towels, personal toilet articles, Bible, checkbook, flashlight, informal clothes (no ties, dress shirts or suits, please), house shoes or flip flops, dominoes, playing cards, chess sets and any other game equipment.


2016 Disciples Men's Retreat Photos