Gospel Advocate president Kerry Anderson dies


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) — Kerry Anderson, president of the Gospel Advocate company, was found dead at his home the night of Aug. 13, Greg Tidwell, editor of Gospel Advocate magazine, announced yesterday.

He was 52 and died of natural causes, according to Spring Meadows minister Dale Jenkins.

No further details are available at this time.

“Kerry was dedicated Christian, a gifted song leader, and a leader among our brethren. He was bright, funny, and full of wit. He showed much wisdom and was gifted at finding solutions to publishing problems. GA was among the first publishers in America to use the technology of the lightning press, which could produce a few hundred books in a very short period of time. I’m sure Kerry had a lot to do with that,”  Search for Truth speaker Phil Sanders said.

“I will miss Kerry greatly. Our last contact was on a project to produce a wonderful tool that would bless the brotherhood. We were not able to put all the pieces together, but his help and advice were priceless. The day will come when we will pursue this opportunity. I counted Kerry as a great friend and ally,” Phil said.

The GA company’s media statement can be read in this PDF file.

Please keep the Anderson family in your prayers.

Update: Preacher and wife murdered at home in Miss.

FULTON, Miss. (BNc) – A retired preacher and his wife were found murdered at home late Friday night.

Fred and Mildred Joy House, ages 77 and 79, were found by their son Tom at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Tom preaches for the Plainview congregation, in the Fulton area (see his Polishing the Pulpit bio).

Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department apprehended Jake H. Carpenter, 29, of Fulton, as a suspect in the homicides, according to WTVA, after he was found driving the couple’s car in Russellville, Ala., early Saturday morning. Continue reading

Margaret Ann Warren Williams, 1916 – 2011

By Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent

GENEVA, Ala (BNc) — Margaret Ann Warren Williams, age 94, of McMinnville, TN (Daylight Community) died Wednesday, January 12, 2011. She was born May 14, 1916, in Warren County, TN, was a homemaker, member of the Earleyville church of Christ and an elder’s wife. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by parents William Thomas and Willie Mae Sanders Warren, husband Wesley Brown Williams, daughter Martha Ann Williams Gary, grandson Jonathan Brad Williams, great-granddaughter Hannah Harrison, a sister Alma Milligan and step-brother Alex Stone. Continue reading

Martin family involved in auto accident

by Greg Howell, elder, Cordova, Tenn., church

MEEKER, Colo. (BNc) —
Vanessa Martin and her children, Stone and Alana, were involved in a very serious car accident Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, in Meeker, Colo.

Vanessa is the daughter-in-law of Cordova church minister Jerry Martin. Paul and Vanessa Martin work with the Meeker church, a small mission congregation in central Colorado.

Stone was airlifted to Grand Junction with his father Paul by his side. Ten-year-old Stone passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 20. Continue reading

Two Christians killed in Okla. plane crash

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BNc)- Two Christians were among the five killed in a plane crash Tuesday soon after taking off from Wiley Post Airport.

Rick Sandoval and Tim Hartman were the pilots of the Cessna 500 Citation 1 which lost control after lifting off about 3:15 p.m. yesterday. All five occupants of the plane were killed. Continue reading