Memorials -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Volume: JETS 17:1 (Winter 1974)
Article: Memorials
Author: Anonymous


Donald Johns
1922- 1973

Donald Franklin Johns was born May 28, 1922, in Rochester, New York. After graduating from high school he attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and served in the United States Air Force during World War II as a training instructor.

Feeling God’s direction toward a teaching ministry, he enrolled in New York University where he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees. Later he received a Ph.D. from this same university.

In 1952 he accepted an invitation to join the faculty of Central Bible College, and has been associated with the college ever since. It was the love of his life, the consuming passion of his work as educator, preacher, and counselor.

He has served as the dean of Central Bible College since 1965 and also was professor of religious education and Bible.

In 1948 he married Dorothy Lindgren, and to this union were born two sons, Donald Arvid and Gregory Lee.

Dr. Johns was a member of Phi Delta Kappa. He was also a member of the Religious Educators Association, the Research Commission of National Associations, Evangelical Theological Society, and the American Scientific Affiliation. He was a past president of the University Club of Springfield.

His ability in teaching carried over into a ministry of writing as well. He wrote the entire three-year series for both “Teen” and “Hi-Teen” Sunday school curriculum and also wrote three undated manuals still being used in Assemblies of God Sunday schools.

To his many administrative, teaching, and counseling roles he added another this fall: teaching in the new Assemblies of God Graduate School.

Dr. Johns was taken Home suddenly. He died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, October 9, 1973.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his two sons, Donald and Gregory, both students at Central Bible College; one brother, J. Albert of Rochester; and his mother, Mrs. Carrie L. Johns, also of Rochester.

Those who knew him well will remember him as a spiritual giant, a man of rare personal integrity, and of deep devotion to his Lord.

Oswald Thompson Allis
1880- 1973

Oswald Thompson Allis was born on September 9, 1880, at Wallingford. Pa. He died on January 12, 1973, at Wayne, Pa.

He attended the Delancey School and Penn Charter Academy in Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania (A.B., 1901), Princeton Theological Seminary (B.D., 1905), Princeton University ( M.A., 1907), and the University of Berlin (Ph.D., 1913). He was awarded the D.D. degree by Hampden Sydney College in 192...

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