Dr. Robert Spence, Former President of Evangel University, Dead at 84

Dr. Robert (right) and Anne Spence (Courtesy of Evangel University)

Dr. Robert Spence, former president of Evangel University, died yesterday, Feb. 19. He was 84.

Spence suffered a stroke on Feb. 16, 2020. According to a statement from Evangel’s current president, Carol Taylor, Spence passed away peacefully, surrounded by family.

A public memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. at the university. The event will be livestreamed at evangel.edu. Before the service, a visitation will be held between 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

“The family has asked me to extend its gratitude to you for your love and support,” Taylor said. “Please continue to keep the Spence family, and especially Dr. Spence’s beloved wife, Anne, in your prayers.

“… President Spence lived his life with great integrity and dignity in service of the King of Kings. His service to Evangel and Springfield cannot be overstated. I am reminded of the words of Jesus in Matthew 25, in which He says: ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ While we mourn his passing, let us also remember that he is now rejoicing with our Lord and Savior.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News