Mission Texarkana

Meet Our Team

Cody Howard

Executive Director

Human beings may be prideful and too proud to own up to pain, but when it comes to drastic weather we are quite intolerant. One man has stood his ground in the torment set out by God in the face of a low temperature. A man with the determination to permit a message from the bible in sub-freezing temperatures or when it is above 100 degrees outside.

Executive Director of Mission Texarkana, Cody Howard, has been holding a service under the South Stateline Ave. viaduct bridge for anyone willing to hear his message for almost seven years. Despite the fact that he lives in Atlanta, Texas, God has provided his determination through a verse in Hebrews 10:24-25 “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

Jade Bredenberg

Doorways Case Manager

Jade Bredenberg is Mission Texarkana’s Doorways case manager. She is from Fouke, Arkansas, and graduated from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia with her bachelor’s in social work. Her previous work experience included hospice, domestic violence, and children services. She considers herself an adventurer and enjoys traveling and seeing new places.

Janice Huddle

Administrative Assistant

Janice Huddle serves as the administrative assistant for Mission Texarkana. She grew up in Hooks, Texas but resided in Redlick for her adult years. Before joining Mission Texarkana in 2012, Janice worked as a church secretary for fourteen years. She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Texarkana and loves spending time with her grandchildren.

Liz Gunn

CNA Instructor

Liz serves as Certified Nursing Assistance Instructor.

Terrie Milligan

Kitchen Supervisor

Terrie Milligan serves as the Kitchen Supervisor for Mission Texarkana. Terrie oversees the daily operations of feeding the community. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland but was raised in Texarkana, Texas. Her work background includes caregiving and volunteering with Arkansas Highschool Concessions. She attends 1st Bikers Church Texarkana and enjoys her various volunteer roles and spending time with her children.

Alaina Presley

Development Coordinator

Alaina Presley serves as Mission Texarkana’s Development Coordinator, overseeing fundraising and program development. Alaina is a native from Winfield, IL. She graduated from Texas A&M University- Texarkana with her B.A.A.S in organizational leadership. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s in social work from Baylor University. Before joining our ministry, she worked in shelter settings helping those experiencing homelessness. Alaina enjoys being a part of Church under the Bridge Texarkana, hiking, and spending time with her child and husband.

Jackie Resecker

Thrift Store Sales Associate

Darlene Harlene

Thrift Store Manager

Darlene Harden is the Mission Texarkana Thrift Store Manager. She is a native of Texarkana, Arkansas, and has a wealth of knowledge regarding antique, vintage, and resale merchandise. She is a member of Cowboy church and enjoys fishing in her free time.

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We provide daily meals, food pantry items, vocational assistance and most importantly the gospel message of grace found in Christ Jesus.