HAVANA, Ill.—Darrell Auten, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, died June 5. He was 64.

Darrell graduated from Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Mo.; this was the beginning of over 40 years in the ministry. He went into evangelistic work and also taught at a Christian school in Florida. He pastored West Boulevard Missionary Baptist Church, Marion, Ill., and was currently pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Havana since 2002. During his ministry at Grace he prepared a radio broadcast every Friday called the Voice of Grace aired on WDUK in Havana.

Darrell served on the Council of Ten of the Illinois-Missouri Association of Regular Baptist Churches. He enjoyed preaching first and foremost, and spending time with the children before junior church.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, whom he married on Jan. 2, 1981, and four foster sons.