Glenn Archer is Present with the Lord

[Last updated 9:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 5 – Video Tribute and Note of Thanks]

A note of thanks from the Archer Family:

Our family would like to express our gratitude to BFM, its directors, missionaries, and supporters for their love, encouragement, and prayers during the last several months.  We also give thanks for the basket that was sent to the funeral home and to the directors who were able to attend the funeral and serve as honorary pall bearers despite the weather.

Glenn Archer’s greatest desire was for people all over the world to come to know the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.  May God continue to bless the work of BFM.

Judy and the entire Archer family

You can watch a beautiful video tribute to Glenn Archer here.

[Update from Saturday, February 1]

Isaiah 57.2
He shall enter into peace:
they shall rest in their beds,
each one walking in his uprightness.

Born: October 26, 1941
Died: January 31, 2014

Visitation: 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, 02-02-2014
At Musters in Livermore

Funeral: 11:00 A.M.
Monday, 02-03-2014
Muster Funeral Homes, Livermore Chapel

Interment:Richland Baptist Cemetery
McLean County, Kentucky

Glenn R. Archer  72, of 502 Nuckols – Old Buck Creek Church Road; Calhoun, Kentucky died Friday, January 31, 2014 at his home.  Glenn Roland Archer was born October 26, 1941 in Sistersville, West Virginia to the late Arthur Daniel and Sylvia Catherien Folger Archer and was married to the former Judith Kaye Hisle on December 5, 1964.  Glenn was a Baptist Pastor for 50 years, serving church families in Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri.  He previously served as Treasurer and a Director of Baptist Faith Missions, taught at Ohio Valley Christian School, and was a member of Richland Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Judith Archer; two sons and their wives, Phillip and Lisa Archer of Locust Grove, Georgia and Jonathan and Lisa Archer of Austin, Texas; three daughters and their husbands, Susan and Mark Poiles of Island, Sharon and David Hicks, and Stephanie and John Gray both of Livermore; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Elliott Archer of Chapin, South Carolina; and a sister, Jean Wilson of Beallsville, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at Muster Funeral Homes, Livermore Chapel with Jim Orrick and Bobby Creiglow officiating.  Burial will be in the Richland Baptist Cemetery in McLean County with Jonathan Turner officiating.  Friends may visit with Glenn’s family from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Sunday and from 9:00 A.M. until time of services Monday at Musters in Livermore.

The Glenn R. Archer family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the General Fund of Baptist Faith Missions; C/O George Sledd; P.O. Box 471280; Lake Monroe, Florida  32747-1280 or  Memorial contribution envelopes will be available at Musters in Livermore.

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Originally posted at Muster Funeral Homes
[Updates from Friday, January 31]

Pastor Glenn Archer passed from this life and body to enter the Presence of his Savior sometime around noon today.  He has talked about the human experience of this day for weeks, wondering what it would be like.  Now he knows.  We are left to only imagine.

Again, you may access our website for more detailed information, especially about the arrangements for his Homegoing service, but we want to get this word to you today.

His memorial service will be conducted on Monday at 11am CENTRAL TIME at the Livermore Chapel of the Muster Funeral Home, Livermore, KY. 212 Broadway, Livermore, Kentucky 42352 [map], (270) 278-2337

They will be posting his obituary on their website when it is prepared – and we will publish links on this website update post as well.

Please continue to pray for his wife, Judy, and for their family.

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  • You can read a past post concerning Bro. Archer’s health here.
  • You can also view a nice package from the local news in Kirksville, Missouri, covering his ministry there.
    USPS correspondences may be addressed to:
    Judy Archer
    502 Nuckols OBCC Road
    Calhoun, KY 42327
    Email Address:
    Please understand that Judy may not be able to respond to your emails.

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This is one of the last correspondences we received from Glenn.  We are including it without editing.  He has provided links to the archives of his messages and Daily Devotion studies we have been used to receiving daily for years.

Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 10:54:18 -0600
Subject: Links to Devotional and Sermon Notes of Glenn ArcherBelow are the links to my OT Sermons & Devotions and my NT Sermons & Devotions.OT Sermons –
OT Devotions –
NT Sermons –
New Testament Devotions – of Study have gone into these. Through the advice of my brother Elliott, most of it is original.  Through the advice of Bro Sam Waldron, I have not completely abandoned Gill.  Gill’s rigidity and his wordiness have been mostly scraped away. Through necessity I have used other authors from time to time.  These studies have been of great service to my faith.  I am finally learning what the Scriptures mean when they say faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Largely the notes were written for my own benefit.  The sermon notes were written as a guide or pulpit use and are meant to aid those to whom I am preaching.These notes are being made available to the public as a small contribution to the Kingdom of Christ through a service called Google Drive.  I hope the entire world sees what I have written.  Copy and paste the links below into your favorites and you will have a permanent, accessible file to much of the work of my life.

I am sure glad that, except for the last three weeks, I have not had to type while lying in bed on my back.  God is good!

I am yours in Christ,


Original Post from Thursday, January 30

We urge you to pray with us on behalf of our very dear friend, Pastor Glenn Archer, who is suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis and is nearing his eternal Home.

His wife and faithful caregiver, Judy, sent us the email below this afternoon:

Thursday, January 30, 2014 – 3:20 p.m.

Glenn has taken a turn for the worse.  The Hospice Nurse suggested we call our boys to come here.  She has put him on medication to let him rest.  He is resting comfortably. Only the Lord knows when He will call him home. We covet your prayers.

Glenn served as a Director of Baptist Faith Missions for 34 years (1978-2012) and as our Treasurer for 11 years (1991-2002). He has also planted and pastored churches in Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri. Please ask the Lord to show him and his family mercy, peace, and love during this time.

We will post updates as we receive them in the coming days.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 8:38-39