- November 30, 2016
- By Staff / Baptist Standard
Carl A. Elder, retired pastor and denominational worker, died Nov. 21. He was 85. He began preaching at age 16 and was the pastor of churches in Texas, Ohio and Alaska. He worked for the Baptist General Convention of Texas as a consultant for church starting, bivocational ministry and small-membership churches. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Wynona Elder; three children, Mona Figueroa, Carla Perry and Mark Elder; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd Elder and Doyle Elder; and one sister, Faye Reach.