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Ed Nelson means a lot to me.  When he was the intern pastor at First Baptist Church in Dannebrog, NE in 1985.  I was a senior at Bethel Theological Seminary West.  The search committee had my name and resume at one time but then shelved me because they wanted a more seasoned (older) person.  I was 0nly 25.  Well, Ed Nelson encouraged the search committee to not over look the young guys.  I am so glad he said that because the Lord did call me to the church.  My family and I were there for eight and a half years.

Even to the end of his life, Ed was leading a Bible study in the facility he and Dorothy lived in.

IN MEMORIAM

Edward O. Nelson, 95, died September 13. A graduate of Bethel College and Bethel Seminary, as well as the University of Michigan, with his first wife Martha he pastored Converge (BGC) churches in St. Paul, Minn. (Wheelock Parkway Baptist); Sawyer, Mich.; and Vancouver, B.C. He served as associate to the National Director of Evangelism 1952-56 and Rocky Mountain district executive minister 1963-87. He organized 19 churches, physically helped build six churches and, after retirement at age 68, served in six interim pastorates. After his first wife’s death, he married Dorothy Nelson in 1976. He is survived by his second wife, four daughters, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister.

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