Retired Director of Missions Robert ‘Neal’ Wyatt dies at 81comment (0)
April 19, 2012
Robert “Neal” Wyatt, retired director of missions (DOM) for several Alabama Baptist associations, died April 7. He was 81.
Wyatt attended West Virginia University; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.; and the Baptist Bible Institute (now the Baptist College of Florida) in Graceville, Fla. He received degrees in theology and religious education.
He retired from the U.S. Navy as a warrant officer and served as pastor at Old Town Baptist Church, Evergreen, from 1971 to 1974.
With a total of 26 years as a DOM in Alabama, Wyatt served Alabama-Crenshaw Baptist Association from 1974 to 1976; Carey, Clay and Randolph Baptist associations from 1976 to 1984; and Covington Baptist Association from 1984 to 2000.
He led Covington Association to begin the Christian Service Centers in Andalusia, Opp and Florala.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Andalusia, at the time of his death.
Wyatt is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kittye; two sons; and six grandchildren.