Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
 
 
Parish Handbook - Articles of Incorporation

( Please note: Signed copies of these documents
are maintained in the church archives. )

 

The State of Texas

Secretary of State

 

MAY 28, 1982

 

 

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

2929 Woodland Hills Dr

Kingwood, TX 77339

 

Re: The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kingwood, Texas

Charter Number 609607-1

 

Dear Sir:

 

It has been our pleasure to approve and place on record the Articles of Incorporation that created your corporation. We extend our best wishes for success in your new venture.

 

As a corporation, you are subject to state tax laws. Some non-profit corporations are exempt from the payment of franchise taxes and may also be exempt from the payment of sales and use tax on the purchase of taxable items. If you feel that under the law your corporation is entitled to be exempt you must apply to the Comptroller of Public Accounts for the exemption.  The Secretary of State cannot make such determination for your corporation.

 

If we can be of further service at any time, please let us know.

 

                                                            Very truly yours,

 

 

                                                            David A. Dean

                                                            Secretary of State


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The State of Texas

Secretary of State

 

Certificate of Incorporation

of

 The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kingwood, Texas

Charter Number 609607

 

 

The undersigned, as Secretary of State of the State of Texas, hereby certifies that Articles of Incorporation for the above corporation, duly signed and verified have been received in this office and are found to conform to law.

 

Accordingly the undersigned, as such Secretary of State, and by virtue of the authority vested in him by law, hereby issues this Certificate of Incorporation and attaches hereto a copy of the Articles of Incorporation.

 

Dated May 28, 1982

 

                                                                        David A. Dean

                                                                        Secretary of State

 

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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

OF

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, KINGWOOD, TEXAS

 

We, the undersigned natural persons of the age of eighteen years or more, at least two of whom are citizens of the state of Texas, acting as incorporators of a corporation under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act, do hereby adopt the following Articles of Incorporation for such corporation.

 

ARTICLE I

 

The name of the corporation is The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kingwood, Texas.

 

ARTICLE II

 

The corporation is a non-profit corporation.

 

ARTICLE III

 

The period of its duration is perpetual.

 

ARTICLE IV

 

The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are—religious, educational, missionary, and other customary purposes of The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, and enjoyment of all powers consistent with its aforementioned purposes and the other provisions of these Articles of Incorporation, including, but not limited to, the power, in its own name to: contract and be contracted with; sue and be sued; receive (by donation, purchase or otherwise), hold and enjoy property, real, personal and or mixed, and to rent, loan, lease or sell the same, for the uses and benefits of the corporation in such manner as in the judgment of the Board of Directors may be best for the interests of the corporation; and to make and from time to time amend its By-Laws.

 

ARTICLE V

 

The street address of the initial registered office of the corporation is 2929 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood, Texas 77339, which is also the mailing address of the corporation. The name of the initial registered agent of the corporation at such address is The Reverend Richard H. Elwood.

 

ARTICLE VI

 

The members of the Vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kingwood, Texas, shall be the board of directors of the corporation. The number of directors constituting the initial board of directors of the corporation is twelve (12), and the names and street addresses of the persons who are to serve as the initial board of directors are:

 

Name:                                                       Address:

Peter Andrus                                       2815 Kings Forest, Kingwood, TX 77339

Carl Colmenares                                           623 Lakeville, Kingwood, TX 77339

Frederick B. Cull                                            811 Gateside, Houston, TX 77032

Ann L. Davis                                         2506 Golden Pond, Kingwood, TX 77345

Pamela S. Eckert                            19315 Spoonwood Court, Humble, TX 77346

Kathleen H. Farina                              3214 Spring Garden, Kingwood, TX 77339

Richard E. Francis                                2610 Kings Forest, Kingwood, TX 77339

Richard M. Hawley                               2103 Spruce Grove, Kingwood, TX 77339

Robert A. Martone                               3614 Forest Village, Kingwood, TX 77339

J. Vernon Massey                                   3403 Park Royal, Kingwood, TX 77339

Douglas C. Temple                               1622 Chestnut Ridge, Humble, TX 77339

Jack L. Underwood                                 3419 Fawn Creek, Kingwood, TX 77339

 

ARTICLE VII

 

The name and address of each incorporator is:

 

Name:                                                       Address:

Richard H. Elwood (Rector)                    3510 Willow Ridge, Kingwood, TX 77339

Richard M. Hawley                               2103 Spruce Grove, Kingwood, TX 77339

J. Vernon Massey                                    3403 Park Royal, Kingwood, TX 77339

 

ARTICLE VIII

 

The corporation is a church, and it shall and does hereby accede to the Constitution and Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. The corporation shall also maintain its affiliation with, and shall continue to be in union with, the Protestant Episcopal Church Council of the Diocese of Texas. The Board of Directors of the corporation may refer to itself as either the Board of Directors or the Vestry, whichever name it may choose at any time and from time to time. The first Board of Directors shall hold office for such periods as may be specified in the By-Laws; thereafter, directors shall be elected in the manner and for the terms provided in the By-Laws.

 

ARTICLE IX

 

The corporation is a nonprofit corporation and has no capital stock.

 

ARTICLE X

 

The initial By-Laws of the corporation shall be adopted by its Board of Directors. The power to alter, amend, or repeal the By-Laws shall be vested in its Board of Directors, subject to the reserved power of the members of the corporation at any meeting of the members to alter, amend or repeal any provision of the By-Laws or to adopt new By-Laws, and also subject in any case to the Constitution and Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America and the Constitution and Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Texas.

 

ARTICLE XI

 

Upon the dissolution or liquidation of the corporation, its assets and the proceeds resulting therefrom, remaining after payment of the lawful liabilities and obligations of the corporation, shall be transferred or conveyed to the Protestant Episcopal Church Council of the Diocese of Texas for use in such manner as the Bishop of the Diocese of Texas and his successors in such office shall determine.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands, this 10th day of May, 1982.

 

 

_______________________________________

The Reverend Richard H. Elwood

 

_______________________________________

Richard M. Hawley

 

_______________________________________

J. Vernon Massey

 

STATE OF TEXAS

COUNTY OF HARRIS

 

I, Pamela S. Eckert, a Notary Public in and for Harris County, Texas, do hereby certify that on this 10th day of May, 1982, personally appeared before me The Reverend Richard H. Elwood, Richard M. Hawley, and J. Vernon Massey, who, each being by me first duly sworn, severally declared that they are the persons who signed the foregoing document as incorporators, and that the statements therein contained are true.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day above written.

 

                                                                             

                                                                          Pamela S. Eckert

                                                                          Notary Public in and for Harris

                                                                          County, Texas

 

                                                                      My Commission expires: 5-14-85