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October 2015
Obituaries

Peter Hulland (1935-2015)

Peter Hulland was preacher and pastor at Stanton Lees Chapel in the Derbyshire Dales for about 40 years. His church, greatly blessed by the Lord over these years, has long been a centre of good preaching, with special preaching services several times a year, attended by many people. From his RAF days, Peter worked…

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September 2015
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Dr Peter Trumper (1934–2015)

Peter Trumper was born in Chatham, Kent, in 1934, but lived most of his life in Wales. His father was second-in-charge of the home guard for Wales during World War Two. At school, he was taught by George Thomas (later Speaker of the House of Commons).  He gained a choral scholarship and continued during his…

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September 2015
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Brian Norton (1939–2015)

Born in 1939, growing up in a Monmouthshire mining valley then in Cardiff, Brian Norton came into contact with the church through the Boys’ Brigade.  At the age of 13 he came to faith in Cardiff, under the powerful preaching of Rev. Dr Gwyn Walters, who himself was influenced by Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Still…

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August 2015
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Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015)

The widow of missionary Jim Elliot, who was killed by Auca Indians in 1956, has died at 88 after a battle with dementia. Yet her story of mission and perseverance will live on. If one thinks of Christian women of influence, Elisabeth Elliot, the widow of missionary martyr Jim Elliot, certainly comes to mind.…

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August 2015
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Clifford Pond 1924–2015

It is not often that someone gets to shape the work of Grace Baptist Mission (GBM) through its council and then serves as a missionary, but that was true of Clifford Pond.  Born in Cambridge and growing up in Hertfordshire, Clifford left school at 14. He volunteered for the RAF Medical Corps, serving in…

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August 2015
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Joyce Smith 1944–2014

Grace Baptist Mission (GBM) gives thanks for the life of Joyce Smith, who died at the end of last year. In 1977, Joyce and her husband David were sent by Eden Chapel, Cambridge, to serve in Nigeria, in fellowship with GBM.  Her husband described their time in Nigeria: ‘We set sail from Tilbury Docks…

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July 2015
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Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot went to be with the Lord on Monday 15 June after suffering for 10 years with dementia. She was born in Belgium to missionary parents. The family moved to the U.S. when she was just a few months old. She met the man who was to be her husband at Wheaton College…

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March 2015
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Stanley and Etta Todd

Stanley and Etta Todd (hereafter Dad and Mum) recently passed away, after serving the Lord in Nigeria, Ghana, Northern Ireland and Liberia.  Several years of increasing frailty meant that Mum died at the age of 91 on Boxing Day 2014 after a short illness. The next day Dad was rushed into hospital suffering from…

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February 2015
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Ray McCabe (1930–2014)

On 28 November 2014, missionary Ray McCabe went to be with the Lord, aged 84, after a battle with cancer. Ray and his wife Nel had been in the Govanhill Free Church of Scotland congregation since he came to Glasgow to work with Christian Witness to Israel (CWI). Mr McCabe had served as Scottish…

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October 2014
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Rev. Ian Paisley (1926–2014)

The death of Rev. Dr Ian Paisley, statesman, politician and Free Presbyterian minister, at the age of 88, was announced on 12 September. Dr Paisley, the ‘big man’ of Northern Irish politics and Protestantism, co-founded the Free Presbyterian Church in 1951. He was re-elected moderator of this denomination virtually every year for 57 years.…

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October 2014
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Pastor Harry Waite

Pastor Harry Waite was called into the Lord’s presence on 19 August, aged 91. He was one of those men who came under the influence of Doctor Martyn Lloyd-Jones at Westminster Chapel during the 1940s and 1950s and embraced Reformed doctrines in a way that characterised his preaching throughout his long ministry. Mr Waite…

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May 2014
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Rev. Dr Ian Malcolm Tait (1918–2013)

Ian Tait, a pastor and teacher of God’s Word, died on 17 December 2013. He was formerly pastor of Welwyn Evangelical Church, Hertfordshire. He was also a visiting lecturer at Covenant Theological College, Tennessee, and Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, Missouri. Ian was born in 1918, ten months before the end of the First…

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