Obituary: Richard “Dick” Wayne Senter

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Richard “Dick” Wayne Senter, 81, died April 5 in San Antonio. He was pastor of First Baptist Church in Allen 27 years. Senter was born to C.B. and Thelma Jeane Senter in Van Sept. 30, 1935. He graduated from Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was president of the Baylor Chamber of Commerce during his student days and was a lifelong Baylor Bears fan. In addition to First Baptist in Allen, his other pastorates included Clariette Baptist Church in Hico and First Baptist Church in Mabank. He also was interim pastor of several churches and served 12 years as associate pastor of pastoral care and senior adults at Churchill Baptist Church in San Antonio until his retirement at age 80. He served many years on the board of International Crusades and was president of Dick Senter Ministries, which has supported global missions efforts more than 20 years. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Lynn Senter. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judy; a daughter, Susan Senter of Plano; son Scott and daughter-in-law Lori of San Antonio; and four grandchildren.

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