June 30 2017
Steve Baxter finished in the top of his class at Richardson High School in 1970, subsequent to being selected as Junior Class President, Junior Class Favorite, the Senior Class President plus Mr. RHS.
Steve was a member of Young Life and Fellowship of Christian Athletes in both his junior and senior years. Steve was chosen to the Superintendent’s Council as a senior.
Steve somehow survived the two real estate crashes which eliminated many people out of the business: the late 80's Savings and Loan banking crash and real estate depression, and, the 2008 subprime crash.
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In 40 years of active high school youth Christian ministry, Steve has ministered to about 15,000 students. He has always http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/35171799/steve-baxter-eyes-dallas-plano-dfw-multifamily-property-real-estate-investment encouraged them to consider what they wish to be said about themselves at their funerals and written on their tombstones.
Steve is famous for this quote: “I believe in the circle of life. The most important purpose I have is to be the very best father I can be to my two sons, to help train, develop, and love on them always!”
As a junior on the basketball team, Andrew Baxter was aware that he was not going to play much so he resolved that he wanted to be the best possible teammate on the bench. He encouraged the entire bench to fully support the players and be cheerleaders on their behalf. He helped all the bench to "go crazy" for the players on the court. It made a big change in the team and most likely contributed to the fact that the team made it to the basketball playoffs for the first time in a long time.
Having fond recollections of his own high school times certainly gives Steve vicarious satisfaction in watching Andrew do so well.
Andrew Baxter always enjoyed Young Life in high school. The high school group met once a week, went on summer camps, and encouraged its students in their Christian walk. But BUCS was similar to Young Life at the next level, fellowship for college students anxious to integrate their university experience with their Christian faith.
Andrew’s perspective is remarkably similar to that of his father, Steve, and ultimately to that of the Apostle Paul, who wrote, "Everything that was gain to me, I consider to be a loss because of Christ. ”
Furthermore, the Bible makes a challenge that goes something like this: "I call heaven and earth to record this day, that I have set before you life and death: therefore, choose life."