Grateful Samaritans is a non-profit organization comprised of blessed and thankful people who seek to share God’s love by helping those in need. It was initiated by three families who shared two things: a heart for serving the Lord by serving others, and dentistry. Consequently, our present mission is to provide basic dental and medical care to those who have no access to such services.
All three founding families have been blessed beyond measure and desire to give back to those in need. Luke 10:37 says, ‘Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise”.’ Out of obedience to that command, Grateful Samaritans was born. Our first destination: Belize! Dr. Lufburrow has made countless mission trips to Belize dating back to 1991. His many contacts there have helped us expand our scope to meet the overwhelming need for medical and dental care. As our mission expands, in both the services we offer and the borders we cross, we very much look forward to following the Lord where He leads.
Dr. Todd B. Perrin and wife Jamie have been married since 1989. They have three children, all of whom are grown. Dr. Perrin is a graduate of The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio Dental School and has practiced general dentistry in the Central Texas area for 20 years. He retired in 2014 to focus on mission work.
Dr. Craig W. Molyneaux and wife Robyn have been married since 1990. They have three children, two grown and one still in school. Dr. Molyneaux was a classmate with Dr. Perrin at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio Dental School. They then shared a dental practice for 20 years. Dr. Molyneaux is currently the Associate Pastor of Ministries at Memorial Baptist Church in Killeen, TX.
Dr. Kendall graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. He and his wife, Dr. Jeanie Kendall, have practiced veterinary medicine in Texas for the last 30 years. Jon and Jeanie have been married for 27 years. They have a son and three daughters. Jon is excited to serve Christ alongside Grateful Samaritans.
Rolly retired in 2010 after many years as a Major Game Warden in Central Texas. Months later the Salado United Methodist Church hired him to be the Outreach and Missions Director. He began taking teams to Africa, Haiti and Belize doing mission work. His work includes working with AIDS Orphans and school feeding programs in Africa, as well as building a Church in Haiti and doing Dental Missions, construction of schools, other works for the Methodist Church of the Caribbean in Belize. Rolly is very much involved with the Grateful Samaritans and is looking forward to the vision the board is moving towards.
Jonathan brings over 14 years of Marketing and Communications experience to Grateful Samaritans. He is currently Creative Director for a Dallas-based company. Jonathan and his wife have been married since 2013 and have two children.