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Full name

Edwin Leonard “Jack” Frizen, Jr.

Birth

March 9, 1925, Chicago, Illinois

Death December 22, 2012, Orlando, Florida

Family

 

Parents

Edwin Leonard and Hannah Sweiberg Frizen

 

Marital Status

Married Grace Elizabeth Howell, August 3, 1950. Grace died on December 27, 2005

 

Children

None

Conversion

At the age of 7. At the age of 12 he dedicated his life to missionary service

Education

 

1943, 1946-1949

Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL; BA, Anthropology

 

1949-1950

Columbia Bible College Graduate School; MA Missions

 

1963

Florida State University; MS, Guidance and Counseling

 

ca. 1977-1980

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; DMiss.

Career

 

1943-1946

United States Navy, the Seabees. While in the service he was one of those who began the G. I. Gospel Hour, a radio program and evangelism ministry that eventually became the Far Eastern Gospel Crusade (FEGC) and later SEND

 

1949-1953

Member, Board of Directors, Far Eastern Gospel Crusade

 

1951-1953

Assistant to Executive Secretary, Home Secretary, and Treasurer of FEGC, Minneapolis

 

1954-1957

Philippine Treasurer and Business Manager, FEGC

 

1958

Furlough

 

1959-1963

Missionary to the Philippines, FEGC

 

1963-1991

Executive Secretary (1963-1974) & Executive Director (1975-1991) of International Foreign Mission Association (IFMA)

 

1964-1992

Member of the board of directors of Tyndale House Foundation

 

1977-1993?

Trustee of the Henry Parsons & Susan Coleman Crowell Trust and secretary & treasurer (ca. 1984-1988)

 

1986-1987

President of Wheaton College Alumni Association

  1991-1992 Consulting director with IFMA
  1998-1999 Acting U. S. Director for Pioneers-USA

Other significant information

 

1976

Layman of the Year, National Association of Evangelicals, 1976

 

1977

Co-editor, Evangelical Missions Tomorrow

 

1992

Authored, 75 Years of IFMA, 1917-1992 : The Nondenominational Missions Movement , based on his doctoral dissertation

  1992 Distinguished Alumnus, Columbia International University.  In 2002, the Pioneers Frizen Missionary Training Center was named in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Frizen.
  2002 The Pioneers Frizen Missionary Training Center was named in honor of Jack and Grace Frizen.
  2009 Received the Pioneers' Lifetime Ministry Achievement Award
  2010 CrossGlobal Link Lifetime Service Award
    Member of the board of directors of numerous Evangelical organizations, including the Evangelical Missions Information Service, the National Association of Evangelicals, the World Evangelical Alliance
    Member and elder at the College Church of Wheaton, Illinois, USA where he led the early morning prayer service for 17 years
    Member of the Filipino International Church of Orlando, Florida, USA


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