Radio Veteran Pastor Don Cole Dies At Age 89
August 13, 2012 at 10:19 AM (PT)
MOODY RADIO Pastor DON COLE passed away from complications due to PARKINSON'S DISEASE on SATURDAY, AUGUST 4th. He was 89.
"Pastor DON COLE was a faithful servant of the Lord and the imprint that his life and ministry left on this world for the gospel of Jesus Christ will never be fully measured by man," said MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE Pres. Dr. PAUL NYQUIST. "The MOODY community is praying for his family at this time, and joining with them in celebrating a life lived well for the Lord."
Before serving as MOODY RADIO Pastor, COLE and his wife, NAOMI, along with their three children were missionaries in ANGOLA, AFRICA for 18 years. Unable to return due to a change in the government, the family stayed in the UNITED STATES in 1966 and COLE later joined the faculty of EMMAUS BIBLE COLLEGE OF DUBUQUE in IOWA.
MOODY RADIO invited COLE to step in as MOODY RADIO Pastor for ROBERT J. LITTLE. COLE hosted OPEN LINE from 1982 to 2008 and was involved with the CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES ON THE NEWS and THE LIVING WORD broadcasts. In 1998 he received the WILLIAM WARD AYER Distinguished Service Award and was inducted in the NATIONAL RELIGIOUS BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME in 2006.
To honor his life and ministry, MOODY RADIO aired "REMEMBERING PASTOR COLE," a one-hour special broadcast on its 36 owned and operated stations and select affiliates. It can be streamed online at www.moodyradio.org/specials. Audio excerpts from the radio ministry of Pastor COLE including OPEN LINE, CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES ON THE NEWS, THE LIVING WORD, along with a review of his work in ANGOLA, were featured on the broadcast. In addition, MOODY RADIO's national program, CHRIS FABRY LIVE! aired a two-hour tribute to Pastor COLE on MONDAY, AUGUST 6th.
Condolences, comments and stories of how Pastor COLE impacted lives can be made on the PASTOR DON COLE MEMORIAL FACEBOOK page here.
A public visitation and memorial service will be held at WHEATON BIBLE CHURCH in WEST CHICAGO, IL on FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st. Visitation will be from 11:30a to 1:30p (CT), and the memorial service will take place at 2p.