John D. Lucas, Jr.
Founder: John D. Lucas, Jr.
(August 12, 1957- December 27, 2014)
John D. Lucas, Jr. was the founding President of Christian Outreach Foundation, which he started in April 2005. He donated over a million dollars to Christian Outreach Foundation between 2009-2014 in support of Outreach Afterschool. Although, Outreach Afterschool is now closed, Christian Outreach Foundation will continue on in his honor, with his mission in mind.
John D. Lucas, Jr. was the President of the Board of Directors for Christian Outreach Foundation from 2005-2014. He was an extremely generous donor of both money and resources. John is from Corpus Christi, TX and attended college at the University of Texas, Austin where he played on the baseball team until 1978. After college John Lucas, Jr. ventured into the Oil & Gas Industry and in 1983 started his first company, Petrofluids. In 1987 John started another oil & gas company, Lion Resources, which he owned and operated for 12 years. In 1999 John started Drill-Chem, LLC. John D. Lucas, Jr. successfully managed his business, family, and life. He had 3 children named John D., III (1984), Kaylie Jo (1987), and Christian James (1993), as well as 2 grandchild named John D., IV. “Jack” (2009) and James Ryan (2006) who he was completely devoted to. John was a strong provider, leader, and follower of Christ that has made this organization possible. He enjoyed golfing, his son’s football games, spending time with his family, bible study, and sports.
John D. Lucas, Jr. Obituary:
On the morning of December 27th, 2014, John D. Lucas, Jr. “Big Johnny”, passed away peacefully in his sleep. Johnny was larger than life. He was a teacher of many things and had a way of wording things that made you believe and understand. He was passionate and committed to his beliefs and above all to his family. Crazy like a fox, heart of a lion, and unique as a Stevie Ray Vaughn Riff. To his children, Johnny was a best friend and a champion to their efforts. To his friends, he was someone who could always be counted on. In life he was a true survivor and to God he was a servant. His testimony to his faith was his persistent efforts in tithing. Johnny was an athlete, a musician, an entertainer and as honest as could be. Let Johnny be a reminder to us all of how hard you can love, how much you can give, and how tight you can hold on. To know Johnny even for a minute was the experience of a lifetime. He is now sharing that experience with the heavens as he sings with the angels. Heaven just got a little more fun!
John D. Lucas, Jr. is survived by his father, John D. Lucas, Sr.; his mother, Cecelia Cashion; children, John D. Lucas, III (Heather), Kaylie, and Christian; eight brothers and sisters and two grandchildren. Johnny was loved by so many and will be truly missed.