Posted: Fri 6:49 AM, Feb 01, 2013
Jan. 11, 1937 - Jan. 30, 2013
Born in Pensacola, FL, January 11, 1937, Howard Adkinson was educated at Emory University in Atlanta, Birmingham Southern, and Asbury Seminary in Kentucky.
A graduation celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013 at First Baptist Church in College Station.
There were many adventures in the life of this bond-servant of Jesus Christ. Among them was a year long trip free of charge from the government to Korea (the army). After teaching math for a year in Panama City, Panama, he felt called to serve in Campus Crusade for Christ, and later a lay ministry in Corpus Christi, Texas. It was in Corpus that he met his future wife, Marilyn.
Together they served the Lord as pastor and wife at Snook Brethren Church. He pastored for 11 years at Community Bible Church in College Station, followed by 18 years serving as a chaplain with Marketplace Ministries. One of the greatest highlights of his life was ministering with his wife on the Mercy Ship in Honduras and then the Dominican Republic.
The loves of his life included his wife, his three children, his grandchildren, tennis, chess, water sports, and teaching and reading God's Word. Above all else, his desire was to share the truth that had changed his life - "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Those who rejoice in his graduation are his daughter Jennifer Drake and her husband Brian, son Matthew Brown and his wife Hanna, son Aaron Brown and his wife Andrea, nine grandchildren, sister Marian Guthrie, sister Eleanor Rothrock and her husband Gary, and nieces and nephews. His mission will be carried on by his "Sweet Baby", Marilyn.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in honor of Howard may be sent to Emmanuel Lighthouse Mission in Bryan, TX.