Dr. John F. Walvoord, long-time president and chancellor emeritus at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) and one of the most prominent evangelical scholars of the 20th century, died Saturday at the age of 92, following after a brief illness.

Dr. Mark Bailey, DTS president said Dr. Walvoord was known not only for his achievements, but for his character as well. "The evangelical world owes a huge debt of gratitude to Dr. Walvoord for being a man of conviction and compassion, and a true giant in the faith," he continued. "He walked with God for nearly a century—65 years of which were spent on the DTS campus mentoring young men and women in Christian ministry."

Dr. Walvoord was a pioneering theological educator and was one of the world's leading scholars of Bible prophecy. He was an icon in the religious and education communities, serving as a church pastor, widely read author, renowned theologian, and religious broadcaster, in addition to his roles at Dallas Theological Seminary.

"Dr. Walvoord was a spiritual statesman who had a profound influence on conservative evangelical theology," said Dr. Charles Swindoll, chancellor of DTS.  "During his long tenure at Dallas Seminary, he trained thousands of pastors, missionaries, and seminary and Bible institute professors who have served in ministry around the world."

"Few American theologians in the past century have had such a deep and lasting impact on the teaching and publication of biblical truth," said Dr. Donald K. Campbell, president emeritus of DTS, who, like Dr. Swindoll succeeded Dr. Walvoord in leadership of the seminary.

Born May 10, 1910, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Walvoord attended Wheaton College in Illinois during the Great Depression and spent his summers doing rural and small-town ...

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