Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sam Pace Dead at 80

Time ran out on me. I had been planning to make the journey up to Antlers, OK, to meet Sam Pace—former chair of the SBC Executive Committee and stalwart participant in the Conservative Resurgence. Some of the present-day unrest, Sam Pace saw coming long ago. Even from a distance, I know that Pace was a consistent leader, a pious Christian, and a convictional Baptist. May he enjoy God's gracious reward. I'll finally meet him when time stops running out.

4 comments:

Ron P. said...

Bart,

When I was a teenager, Sam was my DOM at Comanche-Cotton Baptist Association. He was very active and involved in our Association and very supportive of our BSU, which shared the same building.

It has been about 15 or 20 years since I last saw him, but he was truly a giant among men.

Ron P.

Bart Barber said...

Ron,

Thanks for stopping by to offer a memory of Bro. Sam. Isn't it amazing how God permits us as mere creatures to touch so many lives for Him!

joerstewart said...

I met Sam when I preached a revival in Antlers, Oklahoma. He was a fine Christian with lots of courage

CB Scott said...

Sam Pace once stood up for me when others left me in a hard spot. I will never forget that. He had true grit and was a Follower of Jesus.

cb