Death of Ronald Valerius Edwards

Death of Ronald Valerius Edwards

We were saddened to learn of the death of Pastor Ron Edwards. It is currently understood that he passed away on 8 September 2022. However, we are waiting for confirmation. Pastor Ron was born on 21 October 1932 in Sevenoaks, Kent.

Pastor Ron completed a BA in Theology from Avondale College, Australia in 1955 and an MA in Theology from Andrews University, USA in 1958.

He entered official denominational employment in 1959 as a Pastor and Evangelist Assistant in the Scottish Mission. In August 1963 he accepted a call to pastor in the North England Conference (NEC). In February 1968 he accepted a call to pastor in the Welsh Mission and in 1972 he returned to the NEC.

In February 1974 he moved to the Irish Mission where he served as a Pastor until June 1982. From there he returned to the NEC, and apart from an 18-month leave of absence he continued to serve in the NEC until his retirement in October 1997.

It came as a shock to Ron's family when they received the news that he was found asleep in Christ a few days after 8 September 2022. The funeral is scheduled for 24 October 2022 and will take place at the Grantham Seventh-day Adventist church, starting at 11:30 am.

We now look forward to Christ's soon return on that glorious resurrection day.

Jacques Venter (BUC Associate Executive Secretary)