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Ted and Joyce Smith

"An answer to our prayers"

Ted and Joyce Smith have lived a life of ministry for more than half a century. A key part of that life has been their beautiful Fresno residence—a place for Bible studies and international students and a home to missionaries as well as family and friends since 1970.

When Ted sold his business, TSE Brakes, and the couple decided to move to a smaller dwelling, their first concern was that their home would continue to be a place where the Christian life is lived and modeled for the development of students.

Big or small, houses are wonderful gifts that benefit the donor as well as help FPU prepare students for leadership in professions, communities and congregations.

Learn more about real estate gifts, gift annuities and other planned giving opportunities as ways to pass on your vision, while receiving.

  • additional retirement income
  • professionally managed assets
  • tax savings