Phone (281) 859-0126
17014 Summer Dew Lane,
Houston, Texas 77095-1234
ABOUT JOE AND RITA'S
Joe Allbright moved into heaven on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, after
suffering with congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and a number of
other ailments along with Alzheimer's. He met his Savior the
Lord Jesus Christ in heaven and heard Him say, "Well done, thou good
and faithful servant! In you I am well pleased!" We will
all miss Joe terribly so...till we meet again!
Due to this terrible Coronavirus
going on around the world, we were only allowed to have a family grave
side service on Friday, March 27, 2020 at noon. Joe's services
were held in Crockett, Texas on the old Lovelady Road. That's a
dirt road that winds its way a long distance to the top of a hill to
Center Hill Cemetery...the same road on which he was born 83 years ago
in an old shack, a sharecropper's house. Lots of lovely trees
grace the land that is made up of red clay. Services were done by
a local minister, Pastor Tim Allen and he was fully informed beforehand
about Joe's life by daughter Michele. He preached a perfectly
wonderful message...full of a proper balance of seriousness and humor.
Joe would have...humbly...given him an A+!!! We were all very
grateful to him!!!
Joe had been in the
preaching and counseling ministry since 1976. During the years of his
ministry, hundreds of troubled and hurting individuals have been guided
to a life of victory, peace and joy. His counseling ministry has always been
available to his counselees at no charge. Being an ordained minister, Joe
has pastored several
churches over a period of eight years before feeling led by the Lord to
devote his time completely to the counseling ministry. There was
First Baptist Church of Chita, Texas. And First Baptist Church of
Mt. Calm, Texas and Richland Heights Baptist Church, Tucson, Arizona.
All hold precious memories! Dr. Allbright had continued preaching in various churches by
Dr. Allbright sought to multiply his ministry by
equipping others for counseling. The teachings presented
were based on scripture and proven to be effective by the results of his
personal counseling experience, as are the first book,
Bruised along with the second book that Joe and Rita have
More Tools for Liberating the Bruised.
DR. JOE ALLBRIGHT'S PERSONAL BACKGROUND
Dr. Allbright knew first-hand the pain of being
bruised by circumstances, by people, and by his own wrong choices. More
importantly he experienced the joy of being liberated by God's grace
and power through the application of the same biblical principles he
teaches in his seminars.
His childhood was characterized by poverty, rejection, turmoil,
insecurity, anger, bitterness, fear, hatred, grief and disappointment as
he experienced the death of his sharecropper father, the rejection of
his mother who gave him away, the death of his foster father and the lack of attention from
his foster mother who worked
as a live-in nurse. Adult responsibilities were prematurely thrust
upon him when at age 15 he dropped out of school to get a job to support
himself and his critically-ill foster mother. Thus began an 18-year futile quest for happiness
through financial success, alcoholism and fleeing the call of God.
At age 33, with the support of his faithful and loving wife, Rita, Dr. Allbright turned his life over to the Lord
His struggle to overcome the hurts of his past led
him through the healing process from God's word that he has shared with
countless counselees in his years of one-on-one ministry. His own
complete liberation from bondage as well as the testimonies of the
hundreds of hurting-to-healed individuals he has helped can attest to
the authenticity of his teachings.
PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS INCLUDE:
Sacrament Baptist College, B.A.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Theology Diploma
Trinity Theological Seminary, D.Min.
American Bible College, Th.M.
Clinical Therapist with American College of Counselors
Certified Christian Counselor with International Christian Institute and
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DR. JOE AND RITA, authors of
"More Tools for Liberating the Bruised", Rita tells that they married 62 years before his passing.
They married on October 11, 1957
and were extremely grateful to the Lord for their three children, their
spouses, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren who are so very precious to them.
Joe and Rita surrendered to serve the Lord together in 1969. As
they looked back over the years, they were amazed at how He caused
their pathways to meet---putting two people together who are so opposite
from one another in personalities, abilities and talents. But He
knew how to bring balance not only to their marriage, but to His
ministry through them as well. How grateful they were for His unconditional love
and readiness to forgive when they failed and strayed! After
writing "Liberating the Bruised" in 1997, in 2010, together they
obediently sought His wisdom while writing additional helps through "More Tools for Liberating the Bruised". Having completed this
God-inspired work brings much joy to their hearts in knowing that even
after they have moved into their heavenly home, the books can continue
to share God's wondrous truths with individuals as well as ministers, missionaries, and
counselors who can also lead souls to salvation and lead Satan's captives to
freedom through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rita is also a published author of
"Such As I Have, Give I Thee" which is out of print but plans are to
publish it in the future. Rita, 81, until Joe's departure to
heaven, dedicated her life as secretary, treasurer, and Girl Friday
in a volunteer capacity for Joe E. Allbright Evangelistic Assoc.,
(This was written April of