Memorials -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Volume: JETS 52:1 (Mar 2009)
Article: Memorials
Author: Anonymous


Lyn Stephen Brown

Lyn Stephen Brown was born in Seattle, WA, on December 29, 1952, the first of the four sons of Lester Warren Brown and Charlotte (MacLeod) Brown. The family moved to Kirkland, WA, where Lyn attended school. Lyn was saved at the age of seven during a vacation Bible school at First Baptist Church of Belleview, WA.

Lyn attended Western Baptist College in Salem, OR, receiving his B.S. degree in 1975. Later that year, Lyn and Kathryn Reiter were married on December 16, at West Brae Bible Church in Berkeley, CA. For the next ten years Lyn worked in church ministry and completed two additional degrees. He was assistant pastor at Galilee Baptist Church in Seattle, WA, for two years and then served as pastor at Juanita Baptist in Kirkland, WA, for eight years. Lyn’s M.Div. was earned at Northwest Baptist Seminary in Tacoma, WA, in 1981, followed by a Ph.D. from California Graduate School of Theology in Glendale, CA, in 1983. This was followed by an M.Libr. from the University of Washington in 1985.

In 1986 Lyn and Kathryn moved to Pensacola, FL, where Lyn was librarian at Pensacola Christian College. From 1987-92 Lyn was head librarian at Washington Bible College and Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, MD, and served as library director at Philadelphia College of Bible from 1992-98 in Langhorne, PA. Lyn’s final assignment was library director at Bethel Seminary of the East in Dresher, PA from 1998-2008. Lyn’s wife, Kathy, was one of his library assistants.

Lyn was a member of five national and regional library associations, and had been a member of the Evangelical Theological Society for eight years. Lyn travelled worldwide in China, Japan, New Zealand, Egypt, Kuwait, Israel, Italy, and Germany. He collected HO trains, and, of course, many books. Lyn loved to read. He was a Lt. Col. In the US Army Reserves’ 353rd Civil Affairs Command and served two tours of duty in Iraq from 2003-2004 and 2006-2007. Lyn and Kathy were active members of Grace Point Church, Newtown, PA.

Lyn passed into the presence of Christ on November 29, 2008 from his home in Newtown, PA, at the age of 55, from a heart attack. He lived 55 years and 11 months. He is laid to rest in the Veterans Cemetery in Bucks County, PA.

Lyn is survived by his wife Kathryn of Newtown, PA; son Christopher with his wife Sarah of Dayton, OH; daughter Deanna with her husband, Michael Munson of Shoreview, MN; parents Lester and Charlotte Brown of Kirkland, WA; brothers Lonny and Lewis, both of Kirkland, WA; father-in law and mother-in-law, Paul and Lou Reiter of Beckley, WV; and brother-in-law

and sister-in-law, John and Laura Hannah with their childre...

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