Obituaries: Terry Martinaz, Ben Loring Jr.

Terry Martinaz, 66, Nov. 16 in The Woodlands. A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he served in ministry 38 years.terry martinaz130Terry Martinaz He was minister of education at Hillcrest Park Baptist Church in Arlington, First Baptist Church in White Settlement and First Baptist Church in Madison, Miss. In 2005, he moved to The Woodlands and began work as a consultant to churches representing LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. He was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in The Woodlands. He is survived by his wife, Lynda; son, Gary; and step-sister, Jan Kindlinger.

Ben Loring, Jr., 67, Nov. 16 in Saline, Mich., from complications of frontal lobe dementia. He was a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was pastor of churches in the Waco while a Baylor student and served on the staffs of First Baptist Church in Houston, the Texas Christian Life Commission, the Southern Baptist Radio and Television Commission and Antioch Community Church in Waco. He was pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, First Baptist Church in Lawton, Okla., First Baptist Church in Amarillo and was founding pastor of Mercy Place in Dallas, which is now Antioch Community Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth. He is survived by his son, John, and daughter, Rebekah McBride.

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