In Memoriam James L. Catron -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Emmaus Journal
Volume: EMJ 009:1 (Summer 2000)
Article: In Memoriam James L. Catron
Author: Anonymous


In Memoriam
James L. Catron

June 5, 1934—March 22, 2000

This edition of The Emmaus Journal is dedicated to the memory of our very esteemed and beloved colleague Jim Catron. Jim came to know the lord as his Savior while still in high school. He came to Emmaus as a student in the summer of 1956 after serving in the navy for four years. After graduating from Emmaus and working an additional year in the Emmaus Correspondence School, he began in 1960 to serve the Lord in a small assembly in Long Island. Four years later he joined the faculty at Emmaus teaching the Bible.

Jim Catron was a man who love the Lord who saved him, he loved the Scriptures, and he loved people, especially the students whose lives he so influenced for thirty-six years. He was always ready to talk about and discuss the Word of God, and no one at Emmaus knew the content of Scripture better than Jim. During times of difficulties and problems he would always call us to prayer. He was faithful and consistent in his godly walk before the Lord. He was always accessible to students, and his ministry in their lives went far beyond the classroom.

In 1992 Jim began a battle with a rare form of cancer which was removed from the from part of his head by surgery. In 1997 the cancer returned to his spine and hips. Chemo-therapy itself almost killed him then, but God spared his life for two and a half more years. Jim was able to continue his teaching through the fall semester of 1999. He went home to the Lord he served and loved on March 22, 2000. Jim is survived by his wife Lillian, his sons Matt and John, and his granddaughter Victoria.

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