Dennis and Denise Thompson came to Saturn Road in 1976 when Dennis took a job with E-Systems Garland Division. For the next 20 years they raised their two daughters, Dena and Kelly at Saturn Road while teaching children’s Bible classes and working with Preschool, Bible Quiz, Bible Bowl and Bible Hour.
In 1996 they went overseas to work in field service for Raytheon E-Systems. They lived and worked in France, Sicily and Cyprus with temporary duty in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In 2002 work took them to California for a short time. While there they were able to care for their aging parents. In 2004 they moved back to Rowlett and returned to Saturn Road.
Their children and their families worship at Saturn Road as well. Their oldest daughter Dena married Scott Thompson and they have a daughter Paris. Kelly, their younger daughter married Bentley Janes and they have two children, Evalie and Zachary. It is good to share worship times as a whole family at Saturn Road.
Dennis and Denise have always thought of Saturn Road as home even during their travels. They have always been impressed with the friendliness and warmth shown by the members here. The emphasis placed on education and mission work, both here and around the world have made Saturn Road an effective, outreaching congregation.