Memorials -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Volume: JETS 03:1 (Winter 1960)
Article: Memorials
Author: Anonymous


Dr. T. Leonard Lewis, 1903-1959

Born in Springfield, Mo., Theodore Leonard Lewis spent most of his youth in Oklahoma. Before his birth he was dedicated to the ministry and at the age of ten confessed Christ as his Saviour. His wedding day in 1920 also saw him yield his life, as best he knew how, to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. He finished Moody Bible Institute in 1927 and received the Ph.B. at Wheaton College, 111., in 1931.

In 1929 he became pastor of the Harrison St. Congregational Church in Oak Park, 111.; and for twelve happy years he knew the joy of teaching the Bible and of challenging young people to enter the service of Christ and saw the church membership increase sevenfold. During this time he earned the B. D. and Th. D. degrees at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and in 1941 was called to the chair of theology.

He became president of Gordon College in 1944. From his pen came devotional articles for the quarterly, Seek; and he preached the Word with power in churches large and small. He served as a correspondent for Christianity Today and United Evangelical Action.

Dr. Lewis was a charter member (59-1950) of the Evangelical Theological Society. For some time he served as Chairman of the College and Seminary Division of the Commission on Educational Institutions of the National Association of Evangelicals. In 1950 he received from Staley College the degree of Doctor of Art of Oratory, and in 1958 Western New England College conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Letters.

Wherever he went, he preached Jesus Christ and Him crucified. His life was dedicated to the Savior and reflected the glory of the One he served. Then on March 12, 1959, his valiant heart stopped beating and God took him home. Truly his was a life lived not for self but for Christ. “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

Temple Baptist Theological Seminary lost a genuine Christian scholar by the homegoing of Professor Thomas B. Meadows, 77, on October 5, 1959. Trained in many educational institutions, Dr Meadows held the following degrees: B.S. (1911) and M.S. (1913), Alabama Polytechnic Institute; M.A. (1916) and Ph.D. (1923), Peabody College for Teachers; M.A. (1928), Columbia University; Ed.D. (1933), Indiana University; M.A. (1950), Winona Lake School of Theology.

Dr. Meadows was the author of the following books: Personality and Intelligence Tests, Study Manual in Educational Psychology, Old Testament Characters in Rhyme, School Gardens in the South, Status of Agricultural Projects in the South, Objective Study Units for Students of the Old T...

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