was a poet and a preacher. Having been an English College Graduate God
used him mightily as he gave himself totally to his God and Lord, and
Savior Jesus Christ! Arthur was gifted as a bible teacher by his way of
asking questions as the Lord Jesus did causing his students to think
biblically comparing scripture with scripture.
was a wonderful family man who loved his wife and 5 girls. He was an
affectionate man yet a "man's man" being an athlete from swimmer to
tennis player to skier, and runner. He walked with God and ran as hard
as he could in all he did. He even evangelized on the ski slope chair
was an encourager to many spiritually in numerous ways such as having
the members of our church preach publicly at a local city mission, or
have others who attended teach in the local church. When he studied the
word he read it over and over again digging into the Greek and Hebrew
and then used commentaries plus listening to tapes of preachers from
various Theological backgrounds.
Art would pray to not have any
preconceived ideas of God's word. He prayed much and preached enlightened sermons and taught in an expository manner dealing with each
verse literally for years not avoiding controversial topics, but
encouraging open questions and thinking. He had a Holy boldness with
great enthusiasm for the things of God coupled with a love for the Lord
and faith and tenderness towards his church people. He enjoyed spending
time in fellowship with family and the saints.
of integrity and hard work; yet he realized his shortcomings as Psalm 51
was one of his favorite Psalms. He thought "how great is our God with
a man who saw the forest and the trees in life and God's word by the
Grace of God and the Holy Spirit. He would want all the glory to be to
God and prayed to be faithful till the end of his short life, which he
was. He believed in God's Sovereignty with Christ being the center of
all, with sanctification being important as faith in action by the Grace
of God as we submit to Him. Arthur took the word of God as a whole
entity of God's dealing with man being Gentile, Jew and Body of Christ.
Finally, he lived and saw the Lord Jesus' return as coming any day, and
wasted little time focusing on the temporal, but rather on the eternal.