Saturday, November 29, 2008

Prentice Meador

Preacher – Teacher – Mentor – Counselor – Friend

Brother – Husband – Dad – Poppy


Prentice was a passionate teacher, telling students the Story of Jesus.  He was a gifted communicator who saw teaching as an avenue through which lives of young people could be touched and transformed.  He did it well.

He was an influential preaching minister serving large churches in California, Illinois, Missouri, Washington, Tennessee and Texas for more than 40 years. But his ministry was not always in churches; sometimes it was on the campus of a major state university, on a nationally syndicated television show or in the hostile environment of Rostov-on-Don, Russia.  Wherever God called him, he took the message of Christ and ministered to those who were there.

Prentice was a wise member of the Lipscomb University and Abilene Christian University Boards of Trustees.  He cared deeply about the work of Christian education.  He was perceptive about the unique work of each school, was enthusiastic about each school’s potential and provided wisdom as he brought counsel to them both.

He was a change agent who never stopped seeking and listening to God’s will for his life.  He was on fire for Jesus Christ.

After his love for his Savior came his love for his family:  Prentice was a big brother and confidante to his sister, Linda; a devoted husband to his wife, Barbara, who was his partner in life and the wind beneath his wings.  He was the proud father of Lori Ann, Mark, and Kimberly and loved their spouses, Scott, Shelli, and Doug, as his own children.  And he was absolutely crazy about his grandkids:  Hayden, Palmer, Cole, Chase, Baker, Carson, Hampton, Sutton, Rees, and Madison. 

Today, we celebrate his life!  

1 comment:

Karen Z said...

I feel so very fortunate to have been blessed to attend the beautiful memorial celebration for dear Prentice. The setting, on the college campus that he loved so deeply, was so appropriate. The music was beautiful, and the messages touched every heart that heard them, either in person or via the internet.

Linda and Mark's family remembrances brought the tears that we had tried to hold back, and Prentice would be so proud of you both! The video presentation gave everyone in attendance chills, especially when Prentice's voice spoke the Word for the last time on this earth.

It was a blessing to exchange hugs and tears with each of you, and those memories are tucked in my heart forever.

God received the glory, just as Prentice would have wanted.

The Lord Bless You and Keep You...I love you all so much.

Karen Z