Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Memorial: John Bullen Craig

Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Memorial: John Bullen Craig

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John Bullen Craig was born on February 17, 1915 in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland into the family of Thomas and Sarah (Bullen) Craig. He had one sister, Ellen Wheeler Thompson, who was ten years older than he. John placed his faith in Christ when just nine years old.

After a few years' work in accounting, John began to study for the ministry at Irish Baptist College, where he received a diploma in 1949. He continued his education at the University of London in England, and was graduated with his B.A. degree in 1952 and his Bachelor of Divinity in 1955. During his studies, John was an assistant pastor of Cork Baptist Church in 1949-50, then served as minister of the Windsor Baptist Church in Belfast from 1950-56.

In 1953, John married Marion Shaw McIntyre at the Windsor Baptist Church where he was pastor. Three years later, John and Marion moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where John pastored Ward Memorial Baptist Church for three years. Moving to Ontario in 1959, John served the Lorne Park Baptist Church from 1959-63, then the Midland Baptist Church from 1963-72. …

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