Brother Calvin Burrell

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With much sadness, we announce the death of our dear brother, Elder Calvin Burrell, a great man of God. His wife, Sister Barbara Burrell shared, “Calvin passed away peacefully, surrounded by our children and grandchildren at 9:30pm on June 29 in our home. He passed as we were singing ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.’”
Elder Burrell’s oldest daughter, Debbie Hawkins, wrote:
“Dad (Calvin Burrell) passed away peacefully last night while surrounded by his wife, kids, and grandkids. He was ushered into the hands of Jesus as we were singing. God was so kind to us in the timing and ease of dad’s transition. A huge thanks to all those that have sent cards and messages to our family. Reading these over the past couple weeks have been so healing. We can’t imagine life without dad, but we know God will see us through. In dad’s words, ‘You will cry and then you will laugh again.’”
Elder Burrell served Christ and our Church in just about every role possible, including General Conference President, Bible Advocate Editor, Director of Missions Ministries, and so many more. We will miss him until Christ comes and reunites us with him. (Memorial Services for Elder Burrell are pending.)
Loren Stacy, Conference President
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Jason Overman is Editor of Publications of the Bible Advocate Press. After 24 years in the publishing industry (in sales and management) with the Harrison Daily Times, Jason left his general manager’s position to join the BAP family in 2015. He has served in ministry for 30 years and currently pastors the Church of God (Seventh Day) in Jasper, Arkansas, with his wife, Stephanie, and two children, Tabitha and Isaac. Jason enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading theology, playing his guitar, and taking in the beautiful Ozark Mountains he calls home.