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Bro. Jim was the Pastor of my family for 30 of the best, most influential years of my life. I learned a great deal from him and through the strong provision of spiritual education that he arranged for the congregation. The most vivid principle I first encountered through Bro. Jim was axiom that "God gives compensating gains for losses we sustain in life". It took years of mental and emotional wrestling in my mind and heart before I succumbed to

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Posted by: Harrell L Bailey - Rochester Hills, MI - Former member of Bethesda   Sep 16, 2013

Since I first heard your Radio Broadcasts on WMUZ, to Sunday's farewell. You will always be my inspiration throughout my remaining days.

Posted by: Dennis Kennedy - Howell, MI   Sep 16, 2013

We have so many fond memories of the years when we had the honor of learning under Pastor/Brother Jim. Our family was brought to the church by our family Mother Mildred in the 40's. She heard Maw Beall on the radio and took 3 buses to get there. Then Brother Jim lead the church following her footsteps. She had very gifted children, and they each had special giftings. Brother Jim was a teacher like no other. He had a Pastor's

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Posted by: Sandy & Chuck Chupick - Jensen Beach, FL - Former member of Bethesda   Sep 16, 2013

Dearest Anne,
I am so sad at the passing of Bro. Jim.... I have great memories of the times I spent with you & Bro. Jim, both with my family and also when I was able to come visit you on my own during my college years. I had such wonderful visits every time I was with Bro. Jim and felt such kindness and genuine interest in my life and what God had for me. I remember taking a walk

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Posted by: Sheryl (Alderson) Belefski - Portland, OR - friend   Sep 16, 2013

Dear Anne,
We were so saddened by the news of our dear friend Bro. Jim's passing. He was a great man and had a great influence on our lives. Oh what good times we had together - we will never forget them! We loved him so much. He was also a great blessing to our Japanese pastors in Japan. We so wanted to attend the funeral but it was Japan Sunday here at Destiny Church and Archie was scheduled to speak. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Anne and your family....
Much love,
Archie & Vernal Alderson

Posted by: Archie and Verna Alderson - San Antonio, TX - Friend   Sep 16, 2013

Brother Jim had a huge impact on my life. He was a brilliant preacher and teacher and was in some ways, the father I never had. Condolences to his family, with a special acknowledgement to John.

Posted by: David Lubienski - Rancho Mirage, CA   Sep 16, 2013

We admired and loved Pastor "Brother Jim" Beall. He was always so approachable as our Pastor from the late 60's to the early 70's. He married us on May 18, 1968. A great man of God. We have fond memories of our time at Bethesda. We are praying for the family members and for God's peace to be with them all.

Lou and Norma Borsheimyxch8

Posted by: Louis and Norma Borsheim - Waterford, MI   Sep 15, 2013

Brother Jim had a huge impact on my life.
He was like a father I never had.
David Lubienski, Rancho Mirage, CA

Posted by: A friend   Sep 15, 2013

Dearest Bro. Jim. THE ABSOLUTE BEST. My pastor and friend -- I love him for who he was and all he did; and his great influence in my life. An honor to know -- and serve him as his administrative assistant. I will always hold in my heart his tenderness and kindness to me..........

My love and sympathy to Ann and the entire family.

Posted by: Cheryl Beisel - Royal Oak, MI - My dear pastor and friend   Sep 15, 2013

Today we will honor the life and the memory of this man, who God used to touch and influence so many lives for so many years. So many memories, from baptizing Phyllis during youth catechism, performing our marriage ceremony and dedicating our children; to conventions and ministering and teaching the word of God, training and impacting the lives of so many people who continue to minister and serve others all over the country and the world. Our family has been

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Posted by: William & Phyllis Staugaard - Rochester Hills, MI   Sep 15, 2013