Thanksgiving Tabernacle Bible Fellowship
|"Building Unto Our God a Kingdom of Priests"
|Thank You for Joining Us in February and March
for Our Kingdom Heritage and Hope Speakers Series
READ MORE ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
|HERITAGE AND HOPE
~ FEBRUARY - MARCH 2012 ~
|BOOK SIGNING FOLLOWING THE SERVICE
IF YOU MISSED IT, CONTACT
MAYOR ODOM DIRECTLY FOR A COPY
OR OBTAIN ONE FROM TTBF
|DR. KEVIN TEAL
"THE ROLE OF FAITH IN HEALING"
March 18, 2012
"COUNTING MY BLESSINGS"
March 11, 2012
Elzie D. Odom. Former Mayor Odom was born in 1929 in
The community was founded and named for his Great,
Great Grandfather, Jim Shankle. Jim had been a slave on
a Mississippi plantation when he married Winnie who was
also a slave and had three slave children. Shortly after
they married, Winnie, and her children were sold to a
Texas Slave-owner. Jim ran away from the Mississippi
plantation and walked more than 400 miles to find his
Winnie in Texas. They were re-united and raised Winnie's
three children and six of their own in what became
Shankleville, Texas. Mayor Odom was born and raised in
that small all black community. In spite of his humble
background, he has enjoyed a 65 year marriage to his
lovely and loyal wife, two successful children, and six
wonderful grandchildren. He was the first black elected
official in Orange County, Arlington, Texas in 1965 and the
fifth black Postal Inspector in the nation in 1967.