Fri, Apr 12 2013
Roy LeTourneau, son of LeTourneau University founders R.G. and Evelyn LeTourneau, will speak in chapel on Friday, April 12, reminiscing about his parents and the legacy of faith. Chapel begins at 10:50 a.m. in the S. E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center on the LeTourneau University main campus, 2100 South Mobberly Ave.
For more than 20 years, Roy LeTourneau served as president of ministries that pioneered a church-planting program in Latin America. At the age of 23, he was sent to Peru, South America while working for his father's company to direct a development project. He and his wife, Shirley, lived in Peru for eight years, building roads and developing jungle land on the headwaters of the Amazon River. The missions work LeTourneau established in the jungle and the church planting helped found in the city of Lima are still ongoing today. Back in the United States, Roy founded a tractor dealership that grew to be one of the largest in the country and also spent several years as a developer and builder in Rockwall, Texas.
Now retired, Roy and his wife Shirley live in Rowlett, Texas and have four children and eight grandchildren