Evan Lloyd Shaffer
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Pastor Evan L Shaffer, 93, entered into the presence of his Savior at his Greenville, SC home on Saturday, April 12, 2014. His second wife Jean, 6 children, 2 stepsons, 16 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren survive him.
Born in York County, PA, he served during World War II in the US Army Air Corps. Graduating from Bob Jones Seminary in 1951, he pastored 3 churches in Pennsylvania for over 25 years. He was called to a new ministry at the age of 58 to establish a Bible Institute in the northern mountains of Haiti, training national Haitian pastors and helping to plant churches. At the age of 78, he returned home for health reasons, continuing to serve the Lord by ministering to neighbors and caregivers even after suffering a debilitating stroke. The work in Haiti continues under the leadership of Tim Bower through Maranatha Theological Seminary.
A memorial service will be held at Hampton Park Baptist Church, Greenville, SC at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 7, 2014. Family visitation will precede the service starting at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Maranatha Theological Seminary through Open Door Baptist Missions, 115 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615-3603.
Cremation Society Of South Carolina
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Greenville, SC 29607
Published in The Greenville News on Apr. 27, 2014