Robert D. “Doc” Smith, a medical doctor who also ministered in Biblical counseling, died March 27. He was 91.
LaVerne L. Rogers, a pastor’s wife, died Feb. 1. She was 91.
Frances Doreen Nelson, a pastor’s wife, died Dec. 18. She was 95.
Aaron Arthur Kaukonen, a pastor for more than 40 years in Michigan and Ohio, died Dec. 9. He was 75.
John Murray passed away on January 2, 2021, stricken by a sudden ailment that doctors are still trying to identify. He was 58.
Dr. Vernon Rosenau, president emeritus of Baptist Mid-Missions, died Dec. 25. He was 71.
Irene Ruth Jackson, a pastor’s wife, died Nov. 25 after a short illness. She was 92.
Robert L. Sauser, pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Omaha, died Nov. 27.
Dr. R. Irving Van Hooser, minister of music and college music professor, died Nov. 5. He was 72.
Phyllis Hawkins, a pastor’s wife, died Oct. 23. She was 88.
Timothy Ledru Brudtkuhl, a missionary, died Oct. 21. He was 61.
Robert Baxter, in pastoral ministry for 60 years, died Sept. 28. He was 84.
Wilma Shea-Arndt, a pastor’s wife, died Aug. 1. She was 99.
Darrell Beddoe, former director of the Baptist Network Northwest, died Aug. 13. He was 79.
Tim Tucker, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Ludington, Michigan, died July 28.
Virginia Richardson, a pastor’s wife, died May 9. She was 97.
Jennifer Johnston, a pastor’s wife, died June 19. She was 65.
Richard Edwin “Dick” Cughan, a retired pastor, died May 5. He was 83.
Melvin O. Jones, a church planter and pastor, died April 23. He was 92.
Beverly Mattox, a pastor’s wife, died April 15 after recent TIAs, or ministrokes. She was 90.
Sue Lunsford, a pastor’s wife, died on Feb. 29. Sue served with her husband, David, in ministry since 1978.
Marjorie Odor, a pastor’s wife for more than 50 years, died Feb. 26. She was 93.
Warren Edward Simmons, a missionary to children, died Feb. 7. He was 95.
Leslie Wayne Peirson, a retired pastor, died Jan. 13. He was 89.
Carol Ann Nixon, a youth pastor’s wife, died Jan. 24. She was 57.
Anne Jeffers, who “shaped and guided generations of Corban students,” says Dr. Sheldon C. Nord, president of Corban University, died Dec. 6. She was 91.
Stewart P. Cottle, a man well known for his passion for teaching and helping, died Jan. 4.
Rob Cady, a missionary with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, died Nov. 30.
Maretta Jean Cook, a pastor’s wife, died Dec. 1. She was 75.
Terry A. Price, pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church, died in the early morning of Oct. 25.
Donald E. Worch, former president of Baptist Children’s Home, died Oct. 7. He was 90.
Katherine Cortner, a pastor’s wife, died Sept. 7. She was 69.
Ezell Wiggins, founding pastor of True Bible Baptist Church in Des Moines, died July 17. He was 91.
Dallas Shaw, who ministered to children and their families for 40 years, died July 14. He was 64.
David Boehning, who had a passion for missions, died June 25. He was 76.
Daniel L. Mead, pastor emeritus of Calvary Baptist Church, Greenville, Michigan, died July 7. He was 69.
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.