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May 2014
Obituaries

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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January 2014
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Pastor Lamb – a Chinese servant of God (1924-2013)

It is not often that the Economist reports on Christian matters, still less on evangelical Christians. Yet the death, in August 2013, of Chinese house-church leader Lin Xiangao, better known as Pastor Lamb, merited quite a long obituary in its columns.   Perhaps it was the fact that no less than 30,000 Chinese Christians…

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October 2013
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Rev. Raymond Gregory (1928-2013)

Rev. Raymond Gregory entered the Lord’s presence on 20 July. For the last years of his life he could not wait to see his Lord and Saviour. He died peacefully while sleeping in his chair.     Raymond became a Christian whilst serving in the army at Saton camp, Chester. A visiting representative of the…

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October 2013
Obituaries

Oliver Barclay (1919-2013)

Oliver Barclay, second General Secretary of IVF/UCCF, died at his home in Leicester on 12 September 2013, aged 94.     He was born in Kobe, Japan, on 22 February 1919, the son of Joseph Gurney Barclay (who served with what is now the Church Mission Society). His great grandfather was the MP Thomas Fowell…

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September 2013
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George Hutchinson (1938-2013)

On Monday 17 June 2013, in Uganda, Rev. George Hutchinson died following a tragic car accident. Fellow American, Herb Guthrie, and a Ugandan pastor also died. George and Herb were in Uganda on a preaching and teaching tour with Church Planting International (CPI), something they had done many times before. George was the chief…

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September 2013
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Richard Denham (1927-2013)

On 31 July, the Lord called Rev. James Richard Denham into his presence. Richard was 86 years old and leaves a widow, Pearl, and seven children. He had served as a pastor and missionary in Brazil for 61 years.       In 1952, Richard and Pearl sold their possessions, leaving a pastorate in Oregon, America,…

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August 2013
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Graham Stuart Harrison (1935-2013)

Two months ago, evangelical churches learned of the sudden homecall of Rev. Graham Harrison. Mr Harrison was one of a handful of deeply spiritual, highly influential Reformed church leaders, much used by God in the UK over the last 40 years. Evangelical Times is pleased to feature this tribute published in The Banner of…

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August 2013
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Elizabeth Braund (1921-2013)

Elizabeth Margaret Braund, MBE, died on 20 May at her home, East Shallowford Farm on Dartmoor. Founder of Providence House and the Shallowford Trust, she was born in Kensington in 1921, the only child of Sir Henry and Lady Margaret Braund. During early life experiences in India and Burma she learnt to think critically.…

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June 2013
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Edith Schaeffer (1914-2013)

Christian author Edith Schaeffer, co-founder of L’Abri Fellowship, has died at the age of  98. The author of 17 books, and widow of pastor and author Francis Schaeffer, she was born in 1914 to missionary parents in Wenzhou, China.      She met her husband-to-be at the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Philadelphia, in 1932.…

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June 2013
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George Beverly Shea (1909-2013)

At the ripe age of 104, the former insurance clerk turned gospel singer George Beverly Shea went to be with the Lord. Often to be found at the Billy Graham crusades in the USA, the Canadian-born singer had been associated with the evangelist’s work for more than 50 years.      According to the New…

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May 2013
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Matthew Warren

Pastor Rick Warren’s 27-year-old son, Matthew, has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.      According to official reports, the body of the young man, who had suffered most of his life from mental illness, was found at his home in Mission Viejo, California. Pastor Warren and his wife founded Saddleback Valley Community Church,…

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April 2013
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Harry Cherry (1917-2013)

  William Henry Cherry, known to many as ‘Harry’, was pastor of Halland Chapel from 1971-1989, and was known and loved widely for a dedicated Christian life that spanned 80 of his 95 years.      He was born in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, in 1917, educated in the village school, and matriculated in 1933 from…

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