From beautician to bus driver to video store owner, 75-year-old volunteer Patsy Adair has faced many opportunities in life with strength and confidence. Her latest and greatest adventure has been in the TBM Cabinet Shop and at churches across Texas, where she has dedicated countless hours to carpentry for the last 22 years.

“I love my cabinet crew,” Adair said. “I’m glad we can help churches grow and be better churches in their communities.”

When she first began volunteering with TBM Cabinet Builders, Adair knew little about woodworking, but she did not let that get in the way of trying something new.  

“If you tell me I can’t do it, then you just watch me,” Adair said is the approach she takes to any new challenge in life. She became a beautician fresh out of high school, then a substitute teacher and bus driver for Brownsboro ISD – making history as the first female bus driver for the school district. She then tackled water and plumbing tasks for the family dirt-moving business. For several years following, she owned a video store then a monogram business. 

Once her husband Milton retired, they embarked on a new opportunity together and became volunteers first for Church Builders then Cabinet Builders. 

As the years go by, Adair admits the work is becoming a little more difficult but says she plans to, “keep on going as long as I can.”

When she’s not busy building cabinets, Adair enjoys making quilts, assembling puzzles and volunteering at her church and the Salvation Army.

To anyone interested in becoming a Builder volunteer, Adair said, “If you enjoy working with a Christian group, TBM is a good organization to get with. It’s great when you have a common goal together like our hereafter with the Lord Jesus Christ.” 


TBM Builders ministries – including Church, Camp and Cabinet Builders – empower churches, camps and other ministries to accomplish their God-given visions of expanding the kingdom of God. Click here to learn more about opportunities to volunteer with TBM Builders.