In memory of
Dr. Luther Campbell Peak
In memory of
Dr. Luther Campbell Peak
PEAK, DR. LUTHER CAMPBELL passed away September 13, 2004 at the age of 95. He is survived by his wife of 77 years, Wanda L. Peak, daughter and son-in-law, Ruthe and Louie Cowell, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren, brother Dr. Elbert C. Peak, and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two daughters, Jean Moore and Joy Ann Reilly, one grandson, Michael Peak. brother Selbert Peak and one sister, Eudena Hager. Dr. Peak was a well known minister, Bible teacher, professor & author of many books and articles. Born in 1908, he was raised in Anderson County Kentucky by wonderful parents. He gave his heart to the Lord at the age of 11 and surrendered his life to the ministry at the age of 16. In 1927, he married the love of his life, Wanda Louise Gritton. With her at his side, he pastored many small churches while completing his education at Transylvania University, Georgetown College and Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY., where he was classmates with Dr. W.A. Criswell, After moving to Texas in 1935, he pastored churches in Denton and Abilene before settling in Dallas in 1940. As the Lord continued to bless his ministry, he organized Central Baptist Church in downtown Dallas at Ervay and St. Louis streets. For the next several years, he and Wanda devoted their lives to ministering to the people through speaking, visitations, counseling and serving all those the Lord put in their path. As Dr. Peak's reputation and ministry grew, additional buildings were built on the property downtown to handle the crowds. Easter Sunday services were held in the Fair Park Auditorium each year. In addition to his pastorate, he taught classes at Bible Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth, had daily radio broadcasts for over 20 years and was a prolific writer. He also spent much time traveling, accepting invitations to preach in Russia, Ireland and England, and made several journeys to Israel. After the city of Dallas bought the church property in downtown Dallas, Dr. Peak took a pastorate at Faith Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, TX for 4 years before returning to Dallas in 1962 when he built Buckner Boulevard Baptist Church. It was there in 1976, after a lifetime of ministering to literally thousands of people for over 60 years and reaching many for Christ that Dr. Peak retired to devote the remainder of his life to enjoying his family and friends, while continuing to study and write. Dr. Peak loved the Lord and spent his life seeking to fulfill God's will and purpose in all that His Heavenly Father entrusted to him. He was a devoted husband, a loving and caring father to his children and a friend to all who came his way. He leaves a precious heritage to his family and a world of memories to the multitudes of those whose lives he touched. A retired member of the Scottish Rite and a 33rd degree Mason, he remained a member of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, A biography of his life and accomplishments is found in the Baylor University library. Funeral services will be 12:00 noon Saturday, September 18, 2004 at Eastgate Funeral Home with Steve Hunter officiating, intombment to follow at Restland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m - 8 p.m. Friday, September 17, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Biblical Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 2, Abilene, TX. 79604. "Eastgate ""Family Owned and Operated"" LBJ @ Northwest Highway 972-270-6116 www.eastgatefuneralhome.com"
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In memory of
Dr. Luther Campbell Peak
PEAK, DR. LUTHER CAMPBELL passed away September 13, 2004 at the age of 95. He is survived by his wife of 77 years, Wanda L. Peak, daughter and son-in-law, Ruthe and Louie Cowell, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren, brother Dr. Elbert C. Peak, and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two daughters, Jean Moore and Joy Ann Reilly, one grandson, Michael Peak. brother Selbert Peak and one sister, Eudena Hager. Dr. Peak was a well known minister, Bible teacher, professor & author of many books and articles. Born in 1908, he was raised in Anderson County Kentucky by wonderful parents. He gave his heart to the Lord at the age of 11 and surrendered his life to the ministry at the age of 16. In 1927, he married the love of his life, Wanda Louise Gritton. With her at his side, he pastored many small churches while completing his education at Transylvania University, Georgetown College and Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY., where he was classmates with Dr. W.A. Criswell, After moving to Texas in 1935, he pastored churches in Denton and Abilene before settling in Dallas in 1940. As the Lord continued to bless his ministry, he organized Central Baptist Church in downtown Dallas at Ervay and St. Louis streets. For the next several years, he and Wanda devoted their lives to ministering to the people through speaking, visitations, counseling and serving all those the Lord put in their path. As Dr. Peak's reputation and ministry grew, additional buildings were built on the property downtown to handle the crowds. Easter Sunday services were held in the Fair Park Auditorium each year. In addition to his pastorate, he taught classes at Bible Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth, had daily radio broadcasts for over 20 years and was a prolific writer. He also spent much time traveling, accepting invitations to preach in Russia, Ireland and England, and made several journeys to Israel. After the city of Dallas bought the church property in downtown Dallas, Dr. Peak took a pastorate at Faith Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, TX for 4 years before returning to Dallas in 1962 when he built Buckner Boulevard Baptist Church. It was there in 1976, after a lifetime of ministering to literally thousands of people for over 60 years and reaching many for Christ that Dr. Peak retired to devote the remainder of his life to enjoying his family and friends, while continuing to study and write. Dr. Peak loved the Lord and spent his life seeking to fulfill God's will and purpose in all that His Heavenly Father entrusted to him. He was a devoted husband, a loving and caring father to his children and a friend to all who came his way. He leaves a precious heritage to his family and a world of memories to the multitudes of those whose lives he touched. A retired member of the Scottish Rite and a 33rd degree Mason, he remained a member of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, A biography of his life and accomplishments is found in the Baylor University library. Funeral services will be 12:00 noon Saturday, September 18, 2004 at Eastgate Funeral Home with Steve Hunter officiating, intombment to follow at Restland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m - 8 p.m. Friday, September 17, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Biblical Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 2, Abilene, TX. 79604. "Eastgate ""Family Owned and Operated"" LBJ @ Northwest Highway 972-270-6116 www.eastgatefuneralhome.com"
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