TRIBUTE TO DR LYNN GRAY GORDON

April 8, 1912June 14, 2003

 

Rev Lynn Gray Gordon, D.D., a graduate of Texas Technological College, 1933, A.B. (Chem) and of Faith Theological Seminary, May 1949, M. Div., served in the Texas State Department of Health as a Sanitary Engineer for 5 years, during which time the State sent him to study at Vandebilt University for one semester (1937), and at the Harvard University Graduate School of Public Health for one year (1938).  Following the outbreak of World War II, he served in the Army as a Major, Sanitary Engineer, ending up in the Philippines in 1946.  He also served as a US Army Chaplain (Lt. Colonel) in Korea.  He was married to Maurine Ethlyn Ford, in Borger, Texas, on May 26, 1935, and she has been his constant companion and source of strength through many trials and testings.  He has distinguished himself as:

 

Church Builder

Pastor :           One Independent Presbyterian Church

                        Two Bible Presbyterian Churches

Organizer :      Fifteen Bible Presbyterian Churches

 

Christian Educator

 

College:           Executive Vice President

                        Highland College, 1954

                        President, Highland College,

                        1955-1957

Seminary :       Interim President, Faith Theological Seminary 1978 

 

 

Mission Executive

General Secretary, The Independent Board for

        Presbyterian Home Missions (IBPHM) 1962 – 1968

Vice President, Board of Directors, IBPHM : 1970-Present

General Secretary, The Independent Board for Presbyterian

         Foreign Missions (IBPFM) 1969 – 1990

President . IBPFM : 1972 – 1995

President Emertius of IBPFM : 1995 – Present

 

World Church Leader

President, The Associated Missions of the International

         Council of Christian Churches “ 1960-Present

Second Vice President and Member of Executive

         Committee of the International Council of Christian

         Churches

 

By Far Eastern Bible College Press, Singapore in introducing Dr Gordon’s book “The World’s Greatest Truths”

 

With condolence from Rev Dr Timothy Tow, President, FEBC Singapore