MARVELLA BAYH, 46, wife of U. S. Senator Birch Bayh, whose professed faith and tireless campaign against cancer provided encouragement to many American women; she had selected Christian rebirth as the theme for her memorial service, which was attended by political and religious leaders, including Oral Roberts; April 24, in Bethesda, Maryland, after an eight-year battle with cancer.
NORMAN S. MARSHALL, 86; commissioned as an officer in the Salvation Army at age 22, he rose within its ranks to become the denomination’s national leader in the United States, from 1957 to 1963; April 26, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, after a long illness.
FRED RENICH, 62, former director of Missionary Internship, one-time missionary to China, and a leader of family workshops; May 8, in Montrose, Pennsylvania.
O. Eugene Pickett was named president of the Unitarian Universalist Association to fill the unexpired term of Paul Carnes, who died of cancer in March. For twelve years, from 1962 to 1974, Pickett was pastor of the denomination’s largest congregation, a 1,000-member church in Atlanta.
Carl E. Armerding, 43, has been named principal (chief executive) of Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. A faculty member since the school’s inception in 1969, and a CHRISTIANITY TODAY editor at large, Armerding succeeds James M. Houston, who has been appointed chancellor.
Abe C. Van Der Puy next month becomes the new “Voice of Missions” for the weekly missionary radio program of “Back to the Bible” broadcast. Van Der Puy, who will continue as president of World Radio Missionary Fellowship (which operates station HCJB), replaces the retiring “Voice of Missions” for twenty-eight years, G. Christian Weiss.
Agostino Casaroli, 64, Italian archbishop who specializes ...1
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