22 May 2007

Fr Gene Evans: A Brief Obituary

No doubt this news will not make much of a ripple within the Lutheran pond, and I'm certain it will have no effect outside of Lutheranism; nevertheless, it needs to be reported that Reverend Father Gene Evans has reposed.

For twenty years (1975-1995), Fr. Evans was the Pastor of Zion Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Detroit and, during much of that time, also a member of the Editorial Board of The Bride of Christ. Both the parish and the journal were of some significance among liturgical confessional Lutherans during Fr Evans' lifetime.

In the last twelve years, Fr Evans served a small mission, which he founded and which was unaffiliated with any bishop or denomination.

Fr Evans passed away on Saturday, 19 May. He is survived by his wife, Arlyss. A requiem Mass will be celebrated at Charity Lutheran Church in Detroit on Friday, 25 May.

Requiescat in Pace.

5 comments:

Thomas said...

Fr. John wrote: "In the last twelve years, Fr Evans served a small mission, which he founded and which was unaffiliated with any bishop or denomination."


Where was this mission and what is it's status now that Fr. Evans is entered the Church triumphant?

T.F.

fr john w fenton said...

In answer to your question, Thoams, the mission is in Detroit (East side) and I don't know the current status of the mission. The faithful should remain in our prayers.

Ezekiel said...

Memory Eternal!

I remember Fr Gene from decades ago, quietly present at functions in Michigan -- sort of "above the fray" and in a world most Lutherans weren't part of.

And I remember a brief but closer contact as I served the Bride of Christ.

Ezekiel+

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