Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Raymond McNair

Raymond McNair dies

TEMECULA, Calif. -- Raymond F. McNair, 78, died Oct. 11, 2008, in Southern California.According to early reports, Mr. McNair, a 1953 graduate of Ambassador College, Pasadena, and an early evangelist in the Radio/Worldwide Church of God, died after an illness that had lasted about two and one half years. He had suffered with prostate cancer.Mr. McNair in recent years was founder and president of the Church of God 21st Century, headquartered in the San Diego area.

A Church of the Eternal God elder visiting Mr. and Mrs. McNair from his home in Summerland, B.C., Canada, Rene Messier, was present at the time of Mr. McNair's death and referred to Mr. McNair as another of the "old lions" of the Church of God movement who are passing from the scene.Another Canadian friend of the McNairs, James Ludvigson of Penticton, B.C., spoke fondly of his friend.

Mr. McNair's death "saddens me," Mr. Ludvigson said, and "it just seems we're at that stage in the work where several of the old leaders are having severe health problems, as are the members. The natural attrition in the Church of God speaks for itself. It's a sad testament, but we just have to bond together and continue praying that the developing of the work will go ahead in God's orderly plans."

Mr. McNair's survivors include his wife, Eve.

Write Mrs. McNair at:
P.O. Box 893909,
Temecula, Calif. 92589,

Visit the COG 21st Century's Web site at

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