by Doyle Kee

MCKINNEY, Tex. (BNc) – Long-time missionary and worker for French mission, Jerrel Rowden, passed away Nov. 24, at the age of 77. Jerrel is survived by his wife, Christiane, and two sons.

It is difficult to recount all the contributions that Jerrel and Christiane made to missions in the French-speaking world. Besides working with churches in Reims, France, and Qu├ębec City, Canada, they established a printing ministry which served the French-speaking world for over forty years.

The Rowdens moved the printing ministry in 1998 to Desoto, Tex. They eventually were supported by the Cedar Hill, Tex., church and installed the printed ministry in a facility behind their building. This work was transferred to Barry Baggott and to Nashville in 2007 when Jerrel’s health took a turn for the worse.

During the last few years, Jerrel had the loving care of his wife, Christiane, and the concern and prayers of a host of fellow workers and friends. Christiane Rowden can be contacted at 1625 Landon Lane, McKinney, TX 75071 – Tel. 972-569-6992