January 17,1930 - January 18, 2021 John L. Lyle of Buhler, Kansas, age 91 passed away peacefully on Monday, January 18, 2021. His life was a tribute to God, his family, and all who knew him. His passion was to live for Christ with every breath. Many came to Christ through his passionate preaching and teaching of the Word of God. Many lives were changed for eternity. Many were loved, mentored, counseled and entered ministry themselves. John graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1947, Bob Jones University in 1951, and Fuller Seminary in 1955 where he received a Masters of Divinity. He served as Pastor Lyle of Temple Baptist Church of Perris for over 30 years along with his wife of over 50 years, Ruth Martens Lyle. He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Lyle Butcher of Utah, and Cathie Lyle McElveen of Tennesse, seven granchildren and twenty-nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth in 2006, and his daughter Connie Lyle Thomas in 2018. A family Memorial Service was held at Eastside Cemetery in Hutchinson, Kansas on January 21, 2021. A memorial fund has been set up to honor his legacy. Donations can be made to Vapor Sports Ministries, for the John Lyle West Africa Training and Conference Center fund, at the following link Https://www.vapormistries.org/pastorlyle
or checks can be mailed to Vapor Ministries, 338 Talladega Springs Rd, Sylacauga, AL 35151 noting John Lyle on memo line.
Published by The Press-Enterprise on Feb. 7, 2021.