By Kara Bishop
Reagan Benedict was born on Oct 21, 1935. He came to faith in Jesus Christ while in the military through the ministry of missionaries in Korea. After graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary (1966), he spent over 40 years pastoring churches in Iowa, Illinois, New Jersey and Alabama. His passions were meticulous study of the text while preparing to preach, a discipline learned from Zane Hodges; memorizing nine complete books and numerous chapters of Scripture; mentoring men from all walks of life, continuing through this spring with his “Friday Friends”; and making the gospel clear to all those around him. He loved to share the simple promise of eternal life by faith alone in Christ alone apart from works based on God’s promises. Reagan went to be with the Lord on May 26, 2015. He will be greatly missed!