Frank retired from St. Martin-in-the-Fields in 2007 after serving our congregation for 22 years, and was named Rector Emeritus to honor his service. After retiring, he served for six years as the sustaining priest at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Granbury. He’s fairly recently re-retired and likes to travel, spend time with his wife Susan and his family and friends, and play golf. He preaches and shares the sacraments at our church, and we continue to be blessed by his ministry.
Frank Bryan Reeves was born May 26, 1942, the second son of the Rev. & Mrs. Hume W. Reeves. He was baptized at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, and confirmed at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral, Dallas. He graduated from Bryan High School in Bryan, Texas in 1961.
After joining the Navy and while in Pensacola, Florida, training to become a naval officer and pilot he met the love of his life, Susan, and they married April 25, 1964.
As a Navy officer and pilot, Frank flew helicopters for the Pacific Missile Range Facility. Later, during the early part of the Vietnam War, he flew search and rescue missions for downed pilots from the Attack Carrier Hancock.
Susan and Frank have two daughters, Christine (married to Kory Hubbard) and Deborah Reeves, and three grandchildren, Wyndham and Ethan Hubbard, and Julian Cordi.
Frank attended Texas A&M University, receiving his BS and MS degrees in psychology. Frank attended NTSU as a clinical doctorate candidate. He has taught undergraduate psychology classes at Texas A&M and at NTSU. During his career as a psychologist, Frank served as an outpatient counselor for alcoholics and as a therapist specializing in the treatment of sexual dysfunctions. He also served as an associate school psychologist for the FWISD for 9 years.
Frank graduated from the Anglican School of Theology at the University of Dallas. On June 28, 1980, Bishop A. Donald Davies ordained Frank as a deacon. Frank then spent the next year on staff at Christ the King Episcopal parish in Fort Worth. In 1981 he joined the staff of St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Robert E. Terwilliger on November 28, 1981.
In 1985, Frank was called to serve as vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Southlake, Texas. In 1989 St. Martin’s became a parish, and Frank was called to serve as the first rector. Frank studied regularly at the College of Preachers at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., and has been certified as a ‘Fellow’ by the College of Preachers having completed their required curriculum. Frank was selected for the Canterbury Course in England, and given the opportunity to study at Canterbury Cathedral with an international group of women and men from 13 countries around the Anglican Communion. He was also selected for, and attended, the Trinity Institute’s 4-year Clergy Leadership Conference.