ANKENY, Iowa—Garold Quick, former pastor of seniors at Saylorville Baptist Church, died July 15. He was 80.
Garold spent most of his life serving his Lord, as a Christian education director, pastor, and pastor of seniors. He grew up attending Saylorville Baptist Church, Des Moines, Iowa, where his parents were charter members, and graduated from Moody Bible Institute.
Returning to Des Moines, Garold was the Bible Club director for Youth for Christ and served on the Youth for Christ board, where he met Marilyn Spears. He was drafted into the army, but instead chose to join the Marine Corp. Garold and Marilyn married on Feb. 17, 1961, at Saylorville Baptist Church. They soon moved to Peoria, Illinois, where he was assistant director of the Peoria Christian Center and then director before he decided to attend Fort Wayne Bible College, where he earned his BA in Christian Education.
While finishing school, he served as Christian Education director at Missionary Church in Fort Wayne. He went on to serve as Christian Education director at First Baptist Church, Riverside, California, for seven years; director of the Greater Des Moines Christian Center for 10 years; director of the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church, Liberal, Kansas; pastor of Metz Community Church, Newton, Iowa, for 10 years; and pastor of senior citizens at Saylorville Church, Des Moines.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his children, Mark, Janelle Williams, and Bryan; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held at Saylorville Baptist Church, with visitation on July 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and a memorial service on July 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Saylorville Baptist Church created the following video in November 2011 sharing the ministry story of Garold and Marilyn Quick.