Veteran MARBC pastor now with the Lord

Stanley Lightfoot, Jr.  

Stanley Lightfoot Jr., a veteran MARBC pastor, entered the presence of his Lord and Savior on October 31 at the age of 95.


Stan was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from January 1943 to November 1945 in the Cadet Flying Program and as radio mechanic. Following his honorable discharge, he was employed with the Detroit Post Office for 18 years and began a career in ministry in 1971.


Stan pastored Berea Baptist Church, Stevens Point, Wisconsin (as a missionary pastor with Continental Baptist Missions); Trinity Baptist Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Calvary Baptist Church, Wabash, Indiana; and Fellowship Baptist Church, Marine City (now East China), Michigan. This highly respected and much beloved servant of the Lord also served as interim pastor for a number of churches in Michigan over the last 25 years of his life.


He is survived by his wife of 76 years, Dorothy; his children, James, Donald, Stanley III, Ruth Rodenberg, and Lois Turner; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2:00 p.m., at Bethany Bible Church, 810 E. Huron River Dr., Belleville, MI. Stan’s family will greet guests one hour prior to the service.


Cards for Dorothy and the Lightfoot family can be mailed to Jim Lightfoot, 39305 Montana Dr., Romulus, MI 48174-5026. Memorial gifts may be designated to the Detroit Rescue Mission or Bethany Bible Church.


Please join us in upholding Dorothy and her family in prayer.

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