Veteran MARBC pastor Stan Lightfoot, Jr. in memoriam

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 was held on Saturday, November 18.

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