Robert Clark Nelson, a church-planting pastor, died April 19. He was 97.
Hope V. Talen, a pastor’s wife who helped plant Baptist churches throughout the Northwest and later served as a missionary, died March 14. She was 98.
David William Green, a pastor, died April 25, one day before his 80th birthday.
Judy Richard, a pastor’s wife, died Aug. 13, 2017. She was 75.
Melissa Arlene Spurlock, retired missionary nurse and translator, died March 5.
Kitty Sue Vine, a pastor’s wife, died Feb. 2. She was 95.
Russ W. Farrell, an evangelist and pastor, died Feb. 8. He was 89.
Charles Burdette Hawkins, a pastor and minister of the gospel for over 50 years, died Feb. 9.
Preble Cobb, a missionary pastor, died Jan. 26. He was 90.
Doris Marie Leverett, a missionary, died on Jan. 15. She was 95.
Robert E. Allen, former interim president of Clarks Summit University, died Jan. 27.
Willard Read Benedict, a missionary and pastor, died Jan. 19. He was 87.
Glenn Clark Stewart Jr., who had 42 years of experience leading churches, planting churches, and developing leaders, died Jan. 12.
DYSART, Iowa—Judy Merchant, a retired pastor’s wife, died Dec. 21. Judy served with her husband, Dan, a pastor, at Cedar Street Baptist Church, Tipton, Iowa. …
Charles E. Welner, visitation pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church, died Dec. 25. He was 82.
SEBRING, Fla.—Jesse G. Eaton, a pastor and missionary for nearly 60 years, died Nov. 29 after suffering a stroke on Thanksgiving and slipping into a …
Stanley Lightfoot Jr., a longtime pastor, died Oct. 31. He was 95.
Clayton Nuttall, who served in churches and schools for five decades, died Sept. 5. He was 82.
Andrew Mead, pastor of Marlette Baptist Church for the past year, died Sept. 10.
Elda Ann Harden, a pastor’s wife, died Sept. 8. She was 81.
Richard Fleming, longtime professor and administrator at Faith Baptist Bible College, died on Sept. 10.
George Cox, a pastor in the Northwest for six decades, died Aug. 22.
Paul and Esther Weimer, church-planting missionaries in Alaska, died within four days of each other: Esther on Aug. 15, and Paul on Aug. 19. They were both 87 years old.
Dora Freyermuth, a missionary with Baptist Church Planters, died Aug. 1. She was 86.
George Dwelley, pastor of Cornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church in Shingleton, Mich., died Aug. 9. He was 69.
Juanita Clark, pastor’s wife at Baptist Bible Church, died July 18. She was 65.
Garold Quick, former pastor of seniors at Saylorville Baptist Church, died July 15 at age 80.
William “Bill” Paton, a missionary pastor for many years, died July 14. He was 72.
Bradford Neal Kolbo, a pastor, mentor, and counselor, died June 3. He was 69.
Warren Rayford Mattox, president of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association from 2000 to 2004, died June 16.
Bill Arp, scholar and professor of Greek and New Testament studies who spent nearly 50 years teaching at Clarks Summit University, died July 2.
Patricia Lee Bates, a longtime faculty member of Cedarville University, died June 17. She was 72.
Malcom VanAntwerp, founding pastor of Munising (Michigan) Baptist Church in 1942, died June 1 at age 97.
William Wooldridge Jahnke, a retired staff member of Clarks Summit University, died on June 3. He was 91.
John Ralph Wood, a Michigan pastor and leader known for his sense of humor, died June 10. He was 89.
Donna Vermilyea, former pastor’s wife, lovingly known as “Mrs. V,” died June 4. She was 90.
Ruth Ann Engstrom, who served with her husband in music ministry, died May 31 at age 78.
Irwin “Wyn” Olson, a pastor and leader of the Indiana Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches, died May 26 after a series of strokes. He was 96.
After a career full of deadlines, Norm Olson, retired senior editor of the Baptist Bulletin, was settling into a quiet routine with his family and friends. Norm died on May 20 after suffering a sudden heart ailment. He was 69.
Alice Humrickhouse Messenger, a pastor’s wife, died May 10. She was 86.
PARMA, Ohio—Douglas Reiner, a longtime missionary with Baptist Mid-Missions, died May 2 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 53. Doug grew up in Northeast …
Jason Nightingale of Wordsower International died April 19. He was 68.
Wilbur Frank Hartwig, a longtime missionary, died Feb. 25. He was 86.
Kenneth W. Osbeck, a Cornerstone University professor who wrote a best-selling series of hymn stories, died March 27. He was 92.
Karen Elaine Peck, director of Baptist Church Planters’ JOY Club, died April 4. She was 65.
Dr. Milo Thompson, former president of Clarks Summit University, died April 1.
Earle C. Harriman, a pastor and school administrator, died March 20. He was 93.
Dr. William Fusco, a well-loved preacher and gifted communicator of the Word of God, died Feb. 14. He was 91
William F. “Bill” Russell, a longtime pastor, died Jan. 19. He was 85.
Harold Joseph Miller, a pastor with a vision for planting churches and helping them thrive, died on the morning of January 19. He was 79.
Amy Wilmeth, a missionary and pastor’s wife, died Jan. 7 after battling breast cancer since March 2011.
Gregory Richard Barny, a pastor, died Oct. 13. He was 66.
Dr. Robert Leslie Sumner, a longtime pastor who had preached in all 50 states, as well as Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, and Brazil, died Dec. 5. He was 94.
Morgan Colburn, a longtime pastor in the Northwest, died Nov. 20. He was 70.
Charlotte Miller Neeld, a former pastor’s wife, died Nov. 3. She was 70.
Louis Hudson Miller, a pastor, camp director, and missionary, died Nov. 10. He was 99.
Adelaide “Addie” Zemmer, a missionary, died Oct. 17. She was 98.
Robert “Bob” J. Williams, a professor and pastor, died Oct. 10. He was 90.
Dr. Ted Welch, a pastor and missionary, died Oct. 11.He was 68.
Dr. Keith Howard Stone, a professor and pastor, died Sept. 11 after a long battle with Lewy body dementia. He was 71.
Dolores (Stalker) West, a pastor’s wife and missionary, died Sept. 8. She was 90.
Nyladine Redmond, a church planter, died Sept. 5. She was 87.
Genella Versluis, a veteran missionary, died Aug. 21. She was 92.
Karen Boersma, a pastor’s wife and missionary, died Aug. 29. She was 76.
Walter Spieth, a missionary and pastor for seven decades, died Aug. 5. He was 93.
Patricia Rose Schroder, a pastor’s wife and church planter, died Aug. 4. She was 83.
Milton W. Tyrrell, longtime employee of Regular Baptist Ministries, died July 18. He was 79.
Lillian Orton, a Baptist Mid-Missions missionary to the Central African Republic, died July 6. She was 84.
Sharon Day, a devoted pastor’s wife and nurse, died July 30. She was 71.
SEQUIM, Wash.—Dawn Mattison, a kind and caring pastor’s wife with a heart for teaching God’s Word, was welcomed into the presence of her Lord May …
Virgil Owen Vater, a pastor and camp director, died May 6. He was 89.
David L. Johnson, a pastor for 50 years, died April 25 following a brief illness. He was 70.
Catherine Buck, a pastor’s wife and missionary, died in the early morning hours of April 27.
Lewis Glenn Seaver, a pastor for 45 years, died March 26. He arrived in Heaven just in time to celebrate Resurrection Sunday with his Heavenly Father.
David Moore, pastor emeritus of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, died Sunday morning, March 27.
Edwin A. DuBois, a pastor in Michigan from 1936 to 1998, died March 10. He was 97.
Karen Mae Hayman, a pastor’s wife, died Feb. 24. She was 72.
TACOMA, Wash.—Dr. William Bellshaw went to be with the Lord. He led fruitful ministries in Washington, Oregon, and California. Bill pastored several churches, including Bethany …
Todd DeKryger, a beloved medical missionary in Togo, died Feb. 26 after a brief illness. He was 46.
Francis (“Frank”) M. Kisner, a former pastor, died Feb. 23. He was 95.
Gerald T. Montgomery, a pastor with an effective multicultural ministry, died Jan. 25. He was 87.
Roger Lee Williams Sr., a pastor, died Feb. 2. He was 84.
Betty L. Eloe, a pastor’s wife for 39 years, died Jan. 25. She was 85.
Norma M. Fowler Shipp, a pastor’s wife and longtime church and college secretary, died Jan. 4. She was 83.
Donald Brong, a minister for over 50 years, died Dec. 24. He was 96.
James E. Draper, producer of the GARBC’s Living Reality radio program from 1970 to 1980, died Dec. 13. He was 92.
Marilyn N. Saunders, a pastor’s wife, died Nov. 18 at her home following an eight-year battle with cancer. She was 79.
Raymond Charles Stagno, a pastor and businessman who was dedicated to his community, congregation and family, died Nov. 12. He was 67.
Donald W. Rickard, vice president of student ministries at Cedarville University for 30 years, died Nov. 12. He was 79.
Shirley Reese, a pastor’s wife, died Oct. 26 at age 84. She served along with her husband, Damon, as he was pastor of several churches in Iowa, including First Regular Baptist in Knoxville and Calvary Baptist in Webster City.
Duane B. Johnson, a pastor for more than 50 years, died Sept. 24 after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 75.
Ralph G. Colas, a pastor, died Oct. 22 at age 85. Sensing God’s call to the ministry as a young man, he followed his father’s example, who was a pastor in Elimsport, Pennsylvania, for many years.
Ralph E. Boersma, a pastor and missionary, died Oct. 27. He was 75.
Christopher Michael Leavell, a pastor for 12 years, died Oct. 15 at age 37 after a brief battle with cancer.
Harold V. Dark, a veteran missionary, died Oct. 4 at age 91. He ministered in the Central African Republic for 35 years, and his road to ministry was paved with God’s love and grace.
Leigh Adams, leader with Baptist Mid-Missions for 50 years, died Oct. 4 at age 87 following several years of declining health.
Richard Roy Merkel, a minister for over 50 years, died Sept. 27 at age 85.
Austin D. Plew, a pastor and leader of several agencies, died Aug. 2 following a brief illness. He was 95.