Nita Moore, who was very instrumental in establishing Open Hands when it was begun as a ministry of the First Baptist Church and provided leadership as the Director of Open Hands United Christian Ministry (OHUCM) as other churches joined in the ministry, has retired. Under Nita’s leadership, OHUCM grew to fifteen participating churches assisting over 300 families each month with food, financial assistance and in many other ways. In addition to helping to provide services for the guests of Open Hands, Nita also has modeled a caring and loving attitude for all of those that labor in the ministry.

Assuming the role as Director of OHUCM is Sue McGukin. Sue has been very active in the ministry serving initially as the coordinator of the Tabernacle Baptist Church volunteers to Open Hands and more recently as the Tuesday coordinator. Sue is married to local contractor, Phil McGukin and is co-owner of their construction business. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Sue, a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton for 45 years, is very active in mission work. She has participated in or led 20 medical and teaching mission trips with youth in the USA, Mexico, Haiti, Mozambique, Botswana and Liberia. She has served as a volunteer in youth ministry for over 20 years and currently teaches an adult women’s Bible Study class.

While Nita will surely be missed, Open Hands is blessed to have Sue, who has a passion for ministry and missions, assuming the role of Director.


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