Gospel preacher Perry B. Cotham gains his eternal reward at 101 years

Perry B. Cotham

Perry B. Cotham

GRAND PRARIE, Tex. (BNc) — Gospel preacher Perry Boyd Cotham passed from this life to his reward about 4:20 p.m. on Feb. 26.

On Jan. 5, 2013 brother Cotham celebrated his 101st birthday. A special party was held for his 100th birthday.

Nehemiah Gootam, director of the Kadinada (India) School of Preaching, wrote to BNc, “In all the trips bro. Perry Cotham made to India, he worked with myself and the Kakinada School of Preaching. I conducted 15 lectureships for him, drawing 4000 to 5000 people every year to the campus. In all these years he became a popular preacher and liked by many in India. Because of his preaching we were able to baptize 15,000 people through these lectureships.”

The editor also remembers participating as a university student in a campaign effort in Aylesbury, UK, in 1977, in which brother Cotham was the speaker.

He was the author of several books and tracts.

Perry was born Jan. 5, 1912 near Murray, Ken. His parents were Benjamin and Nannie (Boyd) Cotham, who were active members of the Antioch church, south of Farmington.

He married the love of his life, Teresa Overby on June 25, 1936. They had two sons and one daughter. Teresa was born Sept. 17, 1914, and passed away Jan. 7, 1998.

Brother Cotham’s funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 2, at the Crosspoint church building, at 3020 Bardin Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052.

BNc will publish a eulogy of brother Cotham next week.

Thanks to Bill Goring, preacher/elder, Chipman Rd. church, Lee’s Summit, Mo., for personal information.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock.

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7 Comments

  1. Sharon Shipley Troute

    Brother Cotham’s book, “Beyond the Sunset” is all about Heaven…..I enjoy reading it over and over again. He now has experienced the wonderful transition. I thank God for this man’s life and for his contribution to the Lord’s Church.

  2. Roy A. Crutcher

    I have known brother Perry for many years and used his services in gospel meetings. Have many of his good books and tracts. He is among the greats!!

  3. Among many others, the people of New Zealand have benefitted greatly from the good works of this godly man. I am happy for him that he has now entered his eternal rest.

  4. Bro Cotham pen drew me closer to my saviour, sleep well faithful servant of God

  5. john oboroh from Nigeria

    Bro Cotham mighty pen drew me closer to my saviour, sleep well faithful servant of God

  6. I truly enjoyed having him as one of my instructors at Brown Trail School of Preaching (2000-2001). Thank God for his service in the kingdom!

  7. Alfred Beyan

    Thank God our Brother gone to rest with our master. He was a great warrior in the kingdom of God. Our sympathy go to the family and the Church. From your brethren in Liberia

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