A tribute to Dr. Warren Wiersbe (1929–2019).
Don Radecki, a Regular Baptist leader in California, died April 3.
Renald E. Showers, an influential writer, speaker, and professor known for making complex Bible concepts simple to understand, died April 4. He was 83.
Rhea Joan Reeves, a church-planting missionary, died Dec. 31, 2018. She was 85.
Constance Woolford, 80, died on March 10, 2019. Connee and her husband ran a business together before eventually working for Regular Baptist Press.
Ida Marion Wells, a pastor’s wife, died March 8. She was 90.
Dorothy Ritchie, a church-planting missionary, died Feb. 14. She was 93.
William “Bill” Hayes Jr., a member of the team that developed Baptist Fellowship Press, the Sunday School curriculum ministry of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association, died Feb. 3.
GREENVILLE, S.C.—Beneth Peters Jones, former “first lady” of Bob Jones University, died Feb. 2, 2019. She was 81. In addition to being a wife and …
Nathan Lobb, pastor of Lakeland Baptist Church, Gilbert, Minnesota, died Jan. 17 at age 61.
Kenai, Alaska—Missionary Virgil Redmond, 90, died Nov. 17, 2018. He spent nearly 40 years planting churches in Alaska. Virgil was born Sept. 22, 1928, in …
OMAHA, Neb.—Dawn McClure Rittmiller, 44, died Jan. 4, 2019. She was the faithful and loving companion of Pastor Shawn Rittmiller, the mother of four, and …
WOOD RIVER, Ill.—Joyce Ariel Moody, longtime missionary nurse in India, died Oct. 28. She was 92. Joyce graduated from Alton (Illinois) High School in 1945 …
VACAVILLE, Calif.—Gerald Lee Harder, 67, longtime pastor of Elmira Baptist Church, died on Dec. 15, 2018. He was known in his congregation for his uncompromising …
Byron Center, Mich.—James M. Huckaby, 81, died Dec. 18, 2018, after a long illness. “Coach Huck” was a winning basketball coach, athletic director, and administrator …
Solomons, Md.—Lenore “Peggy” Ellison, who served Regular Baptist chaplains and their families with her husband, Chaplain Ervin D. “Doc” Ellison III, died Sept. 30. She …
John Jay Ruhlman IV, a pastor and teacher for 55 years, died Aug. 9. He was 77.
Carl A. Hills, a pastor for six decades, died Sept. 18. He was 97.
Don LeMaster, a forerunner in the GARBC for building a multicultural church, died Sept. 16.
Douglas E. Bartlett, a longtime pastor, died Sept. 5. He was 84.
Robert P. Lightner, a professor and an author who was influential in Regular Baptist thought, died Aug. 3. He was 87.
Lucile Janet Thompson, a pastor’s wife, died July 7. She was 85.
Robert Houchin, a pastor for over 40 years, died July 4. He was 91.
Dr. Clifford W. Johnson, former vice president of Cedarville University, died May 19. He was 93.
Daniel William Zimmerman, a retired missionary, died April 19. He was 95.
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.
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.
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.
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 …