Bob and Vivian Hackler met at Abilene Christian after leaving homes in New York and Kansas City and have now been married for 46 years and counting. After both completed graduate studies at Texas A&M they moved to Garland in 1981. They have two children, Chad and Kelsey, who have blessed them with four grandchildren and another on the way. They also took in Vivian’s niece, Melisha, at a young age and she and her husband now have a child of her own.
Vivian is an elementary school teacher and Bob is a partner in an architectural firm. In their spare time Vivian is active on EBay and serves as an on-call sitter for the grandkids. Bob spends a lot of time reading and plays golf at most any opportunity available. Both have been active in various ministries through the years, Bob has been teaching Bible classes for over 40 years.