Obituaries


Obituaries in The Alabama Baptist serve to alert readers of the passing of Alabama Baptist leaders and church staff members.


November 18, 2020

James C. Nichols, pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hackleburg, dies Nov. 2

James C. Nichols — pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hackleburg, for the past 44 years — died Nov. 2. He was 75. Before accepting the ... [READ MORE]

November 18, 2020

Daniel Knight, retired pastor and former DOM for Marion Association dies Sept. 18

Retired pastor and former director of missions for Marion Baptist Association Daniel Knight died Sept. 18. He was 78. Knight served as pastor ... [READ MORE]

November 11, 2020

DeWayne Borders, a longtime bivocational pastor, dies Nov. 2

DeWayne Borders, a longtime bivocational pastor, died Nov. 2. He was 64. Borders served churches for more than 40 years, most recently at Chosea ... [READ MORE]

November 5, 2020

Nick Challies, son of well-known evangelical blogger, dies at college

Nick Challies, 20-year-old son of the evangelical blogger and author Tim Challies, has died. “In all the years I’ve been writing I have never ... [READ MORE]

November 4, 2020

Byron Allen Murphy, pastor of New Oak Grove Baptist Church, dies Oct. 20

Byron Allen Murphy — pastor of New Oak Grove Baptist Church, Piedmont — died Oct. 20. He was 71. A native of Calhoun County, Murphy served ... [READ MORE]

November 4, 2020

David Harris — pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Lineville, dies Aug. 31

David Harris — pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Lineville, and moderator for Clay Baptist Association — died Aug. 31. He was 52. A lifelong ... [READ MORE]

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