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July 2020
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Bill Barkley (1929–2020)

William (‘Bill’) Wallace Barkley, 90, was promoted to glory on 5 April 2020, dying peacefully at home after battling cancer for several months. Bill was born in Cloughogue near Ballymena, NI. He was one of seven brothers, including an identical twin, Tom. Both were members of Ballymena Baptist Church. Bill studied at London Bible…

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July 2020
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Ravi Zacharias (1946–2020)

Prominent apologist, author, and speaker Ravi Zacharias has died aged 74 following a brief battle with cancer. An online memorial service in his honour was watched by over 70,000 people and eulogies were given by figures including US Vice President Mike Pence. He described Ravi as ‘the greatest Christian apologist of this century; the…

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May 2020
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Seamus Milligan (1927–2020)

Seamus Milligan, former director and secretary of the Evangelical Protestant Society, has died aged 93. The EPS paid tribute to him as ‘a lover of the gospel, a lover of souls, and a defender of the faith’. Seamus was raised a Roman Catholic in East Belfast but converted to Protestantism aged 16. He started…

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May 2020
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Dr John C. Whitcomb (1924–2020)

Theologian, author, and forefather of the modern creation movement, Dr John C. Whitcomb has died aged 95. Whitcomb co-authored The Genesis Flood in 1961, a landmark defence of flood geology which revived widespread interest and research into creationism. Born in Washington, D.C., Whitcomb studied geology, palaeontology, and ancient history at Princeton University in the…

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May 2020
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Ruth Berry (1909–2019)

The oldest inhabitant of Guernsey and probably the oldest supporter of the Trinitarian Bible Society, was recently called home at the age of 109. Mrs Ruth Symons Berry was involved in TBS’s work for years, annually distributing hundreds of ‘Golden Thoughts’ calendars to many parts of the world as well as responding to letters…

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May 2020
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Norman Wells: Family and education campaigner

Longstanding family campaigner and past contributor to Evangelical Times Norman Wells has died after contracting COVID-19. He is survived by his wife Nicola and their nine children. Norman had been Director of the Family Education Trust since 2004. Before that, he had worked with Civitas: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society. Over…

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May 2020
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Derek Prime (1931–2020)

Derek James Prime, pastor, author, and conference speaker, has died aged 89. Raised in London, Derek was invited to a Bible class at Lansdowne Evangelical Free Church in West Norwood when aged 13. This led to his conversion and baptism. Derek completed national service before pursuing higher education. He gained an MA in History…

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May 2020
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John J. Murray (1934–2020)

Last month, our esteemed friend and brother, Revd John J. Murray, passed away aged 85. He had been in weak health in recent years, and sadly contracted the coronavirus. John J (as he was known) was born near Dornoch in the Highlands. His family were crofters and lived in a humble home without electricity…

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March 2020
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Freddie Gallichan (1931-2019)

In January, over 300 people attended the funeral of Bristol evangelist and musician, Freddie Gallichan, who has died aged 88. His tireless ministry around Bristol touched countless lives. He used his musical gift to create a rapport with people before sharing the greater gift of Jesus Christ and his saving gospel. Freddie was born…

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February 2020
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Dr Phillip E. Johnson (1940-2019)

Author, law professor and ‘Father of the Intelligent Design movement’, Dr Phillip E. Johnson has died aged 79. Following a nominally Christian upbringing in Illinois, Johnson studied English Literature at Harvard and Law at the University of Chicago. He taught criminal law at the University of California, Berkeley, for over thirty years, also serving…

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February 2020
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Rev. John M. Davies (1938-2019)

Rev. John M. Davies died last November following a 5-year illness. His last days were characterised by grace and blessing; his faith remained strong and he clearly felt the presence of the Lord. He often said, ‘The Lord is real. This is reality: knowing the Lord Jesus Christ’. John maintained a blog during his…

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November 2019
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Vera Khorev (1935-2019)

Many ET readers may recall praying for Vera and her husband Mikhail, both from Moldova. They made a courageous Christian stand during Stalin’s cruel reign over the USSR, enduring much suffering for maintaining an underground church in the shadow of Communism. Following marriage to Mikhail in 1961, Vera’s time was often spent taking leave…

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