Sherwood Smith (1923-2013)

A Message from CCU President David Faust

A faithful and fruitful brother in Christ has gone to be with the Lord. Our friend Sherwood Smith died on January 24, 2013.

Brother Smith served as a member of our faculty for many years. He was known for his insightful teaching of the Scriptures and his passionate, unashamed love for the Lord Jesus Christ. Countless alumni remember fondly his classes in Gospels, Petrine Epistles, Johannine Epistles, and other courses of study. In his Gospels classes he challenged his students by inviting them “to the table” in front of the room where he continued R. C. Foster’s tradition of asking questions. Many of us recall how sometimes he was so personally touched by a biblical truth that his eyes would fill with tears as he preached or taught God’s Word.

God has blessed CCU with a long and noble line of godly professors. We are thankful for Sherwood Smith and his legacy of faithful teaching. Only the Lord knows how many lives this dear brother touched over the many years of his association with our school.

We will pass along news about funeral arrangements once the details are available. “‘Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord from now on.’ ‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them’” (Revelation 14:13).