Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Memorials: Collins David Weeber

Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Memorials: Collins David Weeber

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Collins David Weeber was born on September 21, 1929 in Grand Rapids, MI, to George and Theresa Weeber. Collins's father was a Dutch Reformed pastor. Collins received his B.A. in 1953 from Hope College in Holland, MI. He then enrolled at Western Theological Seminary, also in Holland, MI, and one year later was married to Shirley Kimball at the First Reformed Church of Holland, MI, on August 31, 1954. Collins and Shirley met in Sunday School. Shirley became a Registered Nurse. Collins received his B.D. degree (now the M.Div.), at Western in 1956.

Collins served pastorates in four states beginning at Eastmont Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI, for seven years, then six more years at Palm Springs Community Reformed Church in Palm Springs, FL. It was in Palm Springs that Collins learned sailing. Moving to California, Collins pastored New Hope Reformed Church in Canoga Park for ten years. While on the West Coast, Collins earned his Ph.D. in 1976 at California Graduate School of Theology in Glendale, CA.

His next assignment was in Fort Lauderdale, FL, as Executive Pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (PCA), under Dr. D. James Kennedy, for nine years. Collins also was senior pastor of Old Cutler Presbyterian Church in Miami, FL for five years. …

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