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Newsletter 12/22/22

By December 26, 2022July 3rd, 2023No Comments

A Word from Dr. Scarborough

Dear Recover America Friend,

Have a very Merry Christmas!

In the nineties, while I was pastor of a growing church on the southeast side of Houston, I remember vividly how I rejoiced during Christmas season because you could hear the blessed Christmas story being beautifully sung in every department store.  There were always a few secular Christmas songs, but most of the music was about the birth of our Savior and everyone heard the gospel as a matter of routine.
Today I visited a store to buy a Christmas card.  The music was about Rudolf and Santa Clause, and I could not find a single card that referenced the true reason for the season.  I was dismayed but not surprised.  We have witnessed the steady erosion of anything that is Christian in the public square for the past two decades, and sadly, few Pastors or Christians are willing to talk about publicly for fear of being attacked on social media.  It pains my heart to think about what we are losing.

Beloved, as you gather with friends and family on Christmas day, celebrate Jesus, who came into this world to proclaim that God loves us and then died in our place on the cross, so we could have eternal life.  Jesus is the Reason for the Season!
I love every one of you who receive our newsletters.  You cannot know how much we depend on your prayers for our ministry.  As I write these words, my heart is lifted just thinking of the many of you who pray for and support our efforts.

Next year we are going to double down in our efforts to stop the sexualization of our children.  Next week you will receive a newsletter detailing the filth and degradation our children are experiencing in public schools, and our plans to stop them.  But today, I simply want to say…
Dr. Rick Scarborough 
Recover America 

Dr. Rick Scarborough

15311 Vantage Pkwy West Ste 315, Houston, TX 77032


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Upon graduation, Bill went to work for Humble Oil and Refining Department in the Marketing Sales Engineering Department. During his 38 career, he held various management and executive positions in Exxon USA’s Refining, Marketing, and Human Resources departments. Bill retired from Exxon in 2000 after a special assignment to coordinate the world-wide merger of the labor relations activities of Exxon and Mobil.

In 2000, Bill worked for a year during the start-up of Vision America, and then served as a member of the Board of Directors for Vision America until 2016. Bill and his wife built aretirement home in the mountains of Colorado. After 15 years they moved back to Austin to be closer to family. While in Austin, Bill was engaged with Keller Williams in residential real estate. They moved back to the Houston area in April of this year, and has worked with Recover America since.Bill is married to Deborah Gattis, a wonderful wife, mother of their children, grandmother, and worship leader/vocalist. They will celebrate their 40th anniversary this September. They have been richly blessed with 5 children and 12 grandchildren.

Dr. Scarborough is an ordained Minister and served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Pearland, Texas from 1990 to 2002.  During his time there, he encouraged his congregation to live their faith and consider running for public office. Eventually, his church members occupied most of the seats on the city council and local school board.

Three church members later served with distinction in the Texas State Legislature, one of whom is now in the U.S. Congress, and another who served as a District Judge. A former member is currently the Mayor of Pearland, TX.

Since resigning from has First Baptist Church of Pearland in 2002, Dr. Scarborough personally addressed thousands of pastors, encouraging them to active in the civil arena, leading their congregations to vote their values and be salt and light, while never compromising their faith. He has been the focus of two award winning tv documentaries and has been featured on the front page of the Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Dallas Morning News and Time Magazine, to name a few. He has frequently appeared on National TV standing up for Conservative Christian Values.

In 2018, Dr. Scarborough founded Recover America, a 501c3, which is a Christian non-profit organization, and in 2021, he founded Recover America Action, a Christian 501C4.

Dr. Scarborough is the author of five books. His latest release America in the Balance … “the American Dream vs. the Woke Nightmare was released in August, 2023. His one-minute commentaries,I’m Rick Scarborough and This is My Take” are currently airing daily on over 300 stations on the Bott Radio Network and the American Family Radio Network.

Dr. Scarborough received a B.A. from Houston Christian University, an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D. Min. from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary, with additional studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Tommye, have three children, one of whom is in Heaven, four grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.