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November 2020
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Obituary: Stuart Sendall-King (1922–2020)

Mission Aviation Fellowship’s (MAF) co-founder, former RAF Flight Lieutenant, and Normandy Landings veteran Stuart Sendall-King has died aged 98. Stuart was one of the early pioneers to take light aircraft from London to the remotest parts of Central Africa in 1948, launching the first operation in Sudan two years later. He passed away peacefully…

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November 2020
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Obituary: Gwilym Roberts (1927–2020)

Revd Gwilym Roberts, a faithful minister of the gospel, has died aged 93. Gwilym was raised in Mold, North Wales. He completed National Service in the RAF and was impressed with the Christian commitment of two servicemen he befriended. In 1947, Gwilym attended an outreach event in Mold. He felt convicted but was not…

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November 2020
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Obituary: Mary Gladstone (1926–2020)

The importance of the Bible for beliefs and behaviour, as well as lucid books to bring Scripture afresh to each generation – this is what inspired Mary Gladstone’s 35 years as copy editor and proofreader at IVP from 1951 until her retirement. The three-volume Illustrated Bible Dictionary was her labour of love. Her final…

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October 2020
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Robin Dowling (1946–2020)

Robin Dowling, a former Grace Baptist pastor, missionary, and theologian, departed to be with Christ in July. He will be sorely missed as a much-loved husband, father, and grandfather. He served his generation in gospel ministry from the 1970s until fairly recently. Coming from Bristol, he was well known among churches there when he…

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September 2020
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Dr J. I. Packer (1926–2020)

J. I. Packer went to be with the Lord on 17 July 2020. He was 93 years old. Packer was widely recognised as one of the most influential theological popularisers of the 20th century. Throughout nearly 70 years of writing and ministry, he stressed the importance of knowing and communing with God. He called…

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September 2020
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Peter Maiden (1948–2020)

Peter Maiden, the former International Director of Operation Mobilisation (OM) and former chairman of the Keswick Convention, died on 14 July 2020 aged 72. Born in 1948, Peter hailed from Carlisle where he met his wife, Win, at a youth meeting at Hebron Evangelical Church. Peter began work in industry but, following a summer…

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August 2020
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Jim Wood (1931–2020)

Jim was raised in Bolton, Lancashire, and studied under Ernest Kevin at London Bible College 1952–56. His first church was West Street Baptist Church, Crewe 1956–71, followed by Broadmead Baptist Church, Woodford Green 1971–85. He taught in a Bible College in Kenya 1986–87 and then he finally served the Central Baptist Church, Walthamstow 1989–98.…

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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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