GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Jerry Gordon Palma, a retired pastor, died Aug. 30. He was 89.

He was pastor of North Casnovia Baptist Church, Bailey, Michigan; First Baptist Church, Stanton, Michigan; University Heights Baptist Church, Indianapolis; Kentwood (Michigan) Baptist Church; and Grand Valley Baptist Church, Grand Rapids. He retired in 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Esther; their children, Steve, Laurie Vanden Akker, Cheryl Giles, and Mary Blackford; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.