Bill O'Brien,

Executive Director

Vicki Turner,

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 214-348-0958 Ext. 26

Tom Coughlin,

Building Manager

Phone:  214-348-0958  Ext. 26

Gaston Christian Center

Dallas,  Texas 75243


Phone: 214-348-0958  Ext. 38


William R. O’Brien was born in Fort Worth, TX and is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and the School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Hardin-Simmons University bestowed on him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree.


O’Brien served as a missionary in Indonesia in the field of music and the arts. Additionally, he directed radio and TV work for Indonesian Baptists. He then served for fourteen years in administrative positions at the Baptist mission headquarters in Richmond, VA.


The last nine years of Bill’s active career was at Samford University in Birmingham as the founding director of The Global Center for Samford and its Beeson Divinity School.


In retirement, O’Brien has facilitated a network of churches working with tsunami survivors in Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia.


8515 Greenville Avenue  •  Dallas, TX   75243