Colleyville First Baptist Church Pastor re-emerges
with Christmas mail out.
Last heard from by LNO, Pastor Frank
Harber was participating in the Walt Disney PGA
message left on the Local News Only switchboard
recorder this past November 11th requested someone
return the telephone call, stating the message was
concerning Frank Harber.
The telephone number was a North Carolina exchange,
so the first thought was maybe a local media source
or church was calling about the oft-traveled pastor.
However, the call was instead from a participant in
the 2007 Walt Disney PGA Pro-Am Tournament.
The caller wanted to verify if the Frank Harber he
had met and played 18 holes of golf with at the
event, was one and the same as the former
After a physical
description of the amateur golfer, it was apparent
the player in question was indeed Frank Harber.
While still pastor at the Colleyville First Baptist
Church, LNO reported, July 2006, an Oklahoma news
outlet carried an article on Harber's quest to be a
pro-golfer and his participation in the
Hooter's Buffalo Run Casino Classic Golf Tournament.
The caller described what he felt was a bizarre
conversation with Harber upon finding that the two
were to play together in the blind draw Pro-Am 2-man
best ball tournament. "When I met the man I
introduced myself and attempted conversation," said
the caller, who is a Stock Broker. "At one point I
asked him what he did for a living and Harber
responded by saying ' I can't tell you,' I thought
he was joking." The caller went on to explain
that Harber said no, he was not kidding and that, "I
promised by wife I would not tell anyone what I do."
The Broker went on to say the remainder of the
tournament Harber said few words and, what words he
did say, had to do with his "gifted talent" as a
"When I got back to my hotel room, I told my buddies
about the strange individual I played 18 round of
golf and we decided to 'Google' him. We came
up with the articles on Local News Only and I just
wanted to confirm this was the same fellow,"
explained the perplexed caller.
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The caller told
LNO that his wife's dad was in fact a "Baptist
Preacher" and he simply had never met anyone that
had been "called" with the same characteristics as
"I can tell you one thing, he did not witness to me
in 5 hours on the golf course."
Surprise was also expressed that Harber was in the
event considering the entry fee is $9,250.
However, the cost did include tickets to the Disney
World Theme Park and, from evidence of the recent
Christmas card, Dr. Harber seized the opportunity to
have a family photo made and announce his new
Champions Gate Church. Harber announced his
new church is located at the Hyatt Regency at DFW
When leaving the Colleyville church, spokesman
announced that Harber had accepted a severance
package that included an agreement not to contact
members of the church, allegedly to convert them to
another location. However, shortly after
leaving, Harber began contacting members and laid
the groundwork for the new church.
On the staff page of the church's web site,
Frank Harber is the only individual listed and,
while providing his impressive resume, the golfing
pastor failed to mention his time at the Senior
Pastor of the Colleyville First Baptist Church.
A mass mailing
to Colleyville residents from former
Colleyville First Baptist Pastor Frank
Harber is the first many have heard about
the controversial figure since
he last participated in a Hooters Golf
Tournament, as reported by LNO.
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