Tillie Burgin is on mission to transform her hometown. A native of Arlington, Texas, Tillie serves as the Executive Director of Mission Arlington, a non-profit organization committed to serving the Lord and their community 364 days a year. Now in their twenty-seventh year, Mission Arlington is devoted to meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those around them.
A bustling organization with a broad network of Bible studies and community initiatives, Mission Arlington started in the mind and heart of Tillie Burgin after she and her family returned home from the mission field. She and her husband, along with their two children, spent ten years serving as missionary teachers in South Korea. When their tenure ended, Tillie and her husband, Bob, returned to their work in public school administration.
Yet a persistent question kept turning inside of her. “If we could do missions in Korea, why [couldn’t] we do missions in Arlington?” she wondered. No one seemed to have an answer. Despite her attempts to connect with churches, seminaries, and city leaders, the concept of community outreach and enrichment was largely undeveloped.