Ivan Potter, 74, Aug. 29 in Dallas. A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he directed fundraisingefforts for churches through Share, Inc. Church Finance, Texas Baptist Financial Services and the Baptist General Convention of Texas United We Build Program. He helped churches both domestically and globally until this year. When he was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2011, he declared, not “Oh, God, I have cancer,” but “Oh, cancer, I have God.” He is survived by his wife, Shelby; stepdaughter, Brandi; and two grandchildren.
Earl Pfeil, March 7 in Salt Lake City. A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he was minister of education at Richman Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, First Baptist Church in Clarksville, First Baptist Church of Urbandale in Dallas and Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Dallas. He is survived by his wife, Georgia.