ALABASTER, Ala.—C. Gordon Cleveland, former pastor, died on Dec. 31, 2010. He was 73.

Cleveland graduated from Philadelphia Bible Institute in 1958 and Philadelphia College of the Bible in 1959. He furthered his education with graduate studies at Faith Theological Seminary, Elkins Park, Pa., and Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, Pa. He served in the pastoral ministry in Delaware, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and New York, including Summit Baptist Bible Church, Clarks Summit, Pa., and Pleasant View Baptist Church, Crawfordsville, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Marjorie Cleveland, and a son, Jonathan.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, E. Louise; two daughters, Deborah Clarke and Rebecca Wisehart; two sons, Stephen and Timothy; and 12 grandchildren.