The Passing of Pastor Ralph

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Our church is deeply grieved at the loss of one of our BELOVED pastors, Pastor Ralph Arthur.  He was a kind and gentle man after God’s own heart.  I heard many wonderful things from our church members yesterday; just raving about what a great man he was and how sorely he will be missed. 

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“It was with great sadness that I heard about Ralph’s sudden departure to heaven as I arrived in Chicago to speak today.

Let me say this as plainly as I can–Ralph Arthur was a man of God. I can pay him no higher compliment than that.

He was always there with a smile, hug and an encouraging word from the Lord to those in need. He was a loving and compassionate counselor to those in his ministry who were suffering, to cancer patients, and to those who had lost loved ones.

Now, sadly, Ralph himself is the loved one lost. But, of course, he is not lost at all, for you have not lost someone when you know where they are, and we certainly know where Ralph is. He is in the presence of the One who promises “fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore.”

Ralph is in heaven with my son Christopher and so many of our loved ones who have preceded us to the other side.

He will be greatly missed by our church and staff, but most of all by his family.

But let me close by saying this—Ralph finished well as a follower and representative of Jesus Christ, and I know the Lord has said to him, “Well done, Ralph Arthur, my good and faithful servant. Enter now into the joy of your Lord.”

Let us all remember his wife Cheri and his children as they will need God’s special strength and comfort. As Jesus said, ‘Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.’ ” – Pastor Greg Laurie

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2 Responses to “The Passing of Pastor Ralph”

  1. kayellen Says:

    Truly a wonderful person and blessed so many people around him.
    He will be missed.
    Thankful he is with our creator.
    Praying for Cherie and the kids.

    Nice to know you are a fellow blogger ;-)

    Blessing,
    kay

  2. Cornelius Says:

    I am sorry for your lost.

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