Pastor Max Copeland and his wife Glenna moved to Marble Falls in 1958 and was pastor of First Baptist Church Marble Falls for 44 years. While serving as pastor he also was committed to serving the community. The Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce recognized his service and presented him with the Outstanding Citizen award.
In addition to his service to the community and the people he loved, Brother Max was a dedicated Mustang and was named the #1 Marble Falls Mustang fan of all time. It was estimated that Brother Max attended over 2000 football games, 4500 basketball games, 1400 baseball games, 250 track meets, 200 tennis matches, countless little league games, and a ton of practices. If you add these up, it totals up to attendance at a Marble Falls sporting event every night for over 22 years.
Max preformed funerals and weddings for the whole county and became known all over Texas as a true pastor.
Beyond all of that, Max and Glenna helped our church follow the will of God. One of the main reasons we are a healthy, mission minded, gospel centered, Spirit filled church is because of the leadership and faithfulness of Max and Glenna. I only hope and pray that I am continuing that kind of faithfulness today.
Brother Max passed away in 2015, but his legacy lives on in our church. Brother Max’s favorite color was red, he could always be found wearing red socks and red suspenders. Brother Max’s cheerful spirit and enthusiastic attitude is missed, but not forgotten.
We love you Glenna, and we thank you for your life and ministry to our church. You and your whole family have made a true difference.
Red Out Day means Let Us Go Forward Day! That is the title of the sermon Max would often preach during this time of the year.