I’m Jack Chen. I was born in China, but grew up in the States, mainly in San Antonio, Texas. In other words, I am a Chijano with the boots and all. I went straight through school without too much deviation – as I believe I was called to medicine, despite strengths in other aspects of science. I did try my hand in some research in space physics and computer programming, but found that to be quite dull. I attended Baylor University for undergraduate studies, with majors in chemistry and biology with a minor in history; then I attended Texas Tech for the MD/MBA program. Throughout this time, I was first and foremost dedicated to serving our Lord and Savior - be it leading Bible study, teaching children’s Sunday School, or simply sparking deep conversations about faith and life. A fun tad about me: rabid Spurs fan with the stats (not so much anymore)/trash talk to back it up, basketball, board games, video games, deep brain and faith stimulating conversation, and of course food – will take anyone up for an unlimited ribs challenge at the local restaurant – 4 people needed. 😉
Why VB FPRP? This is the mantra I keep on saying to everyone ad nauseam: the biggest thing that stood out here on the interview day was the very first thing that happened – prayer. We never fail to open our day with prayer – the breakfast of true champions. We also get actual breakfast at the physician’s lounge afterwards. Digression aside, all I know is that I am at my new home training to become the wholesome physician God intended me to be – one who incorporates faith (or spirituality to be more PC) with patient care and science/evidence based medicine. I love our involvement in our community and I’m also ecstatic about the mission work we do at the FPRP, be it in Texas or various locations across the nations.
Fav verse: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” - 1 Timothy 4:12
My name is Lakebra Glover. I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. Although I am far from home, I am lucky to have found such a wonderful work family here at VBFPRP. I love FPRP because we have the opportunity to provide more comprehensive care to our patients by addressing not just medical needs, but social and spiritual needs as well. As I grow as a physician and in my walk with God, I am grateful to train at a program where Christian medicine is exemplified and I can openly share the love of God with our patients. I enjoy mission work, and our program provides numerous opportunities for volunteer and mission trips in local communities and abroad. With the well-rounded training I am receiving here at FPRP, I know I will be well equipped to serve wherever God leads me.
My name is Henry Guthery. I was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in a small Georgia town called Villa Rica. I have been singing Sacred Harp Music for twelve years and am the most recent generation in my family to pick it up (my grandad has been singing for thirty-five years). I have lived in a few different places since starting me medical journal, like Chicago and Miami, where I never thought I would learn any Spanish! My favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9 "Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
I love the FPRP because of the opportunities to treat patients as a whole (spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically) and grow as a physician. The faculty, residents, and auxiliary staff are wonderful and we have grown together as brothers and sisters in Christ. And as a native to the RGV, I am grateful and happy to serve the community that raised me.