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  • Old Testament scholar, theologian dies at 70

    by Katherine Chute, posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (one year ago)

    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- John Herbert Sailhamer, an evangelical Old Testament scholar who taught at two Southern Baptist seminaries, died Jan. 9, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body Dementia. He was 70.

    Sailhamer also was president of the Evangelical Theological Society in 2000. Read More

  • 40 years, 4 continents: IMB's Harthcock dies at 97

    by Caroline Anderson, posted Friday, January 06, 2017 (one year ago)

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    CHIANG MAI, Thailand (BP) -- "I'll retire when the devil retires." Gary Harthcock faithfully lived out his famous words on four continents and in multiple avenues of service.

    Friends recalled Harthcock's watchword upon his death Jan. 5 at age 97 of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

    "That quote was taped to his desk, and he told me he read it every day. He has truly lived that out," Kathryn Monroe said. "Retirement was not in his vocabulary." She and her husband Philip were friends of Harthcock. Read More

  • Arabic Baptist pastor Raouf Ghattas dies at 69

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Baptist & Reflector, posted Monday, November 30, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Raouf W. Ghattas, a Tennessee Baptist pastor known for his work in reaching Muslims with the Gospel, died Nov. 25 of an apparent heart attack at his home in Murfreesboro. He was 69.

    Ghattas was noted for his love of Muslims and his desire to educate others about Islamic culture and sharing the Gospel with Muslims. He was pastor of Arabic Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, a congregation he helped establish in 2011 with his wife Carol. Read More