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Peter Stam III
1917-2009

Biography

 

Full name

 Peter Stam III

Birth

April 26, 1917 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States

Death

December 8, 2009 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, North Carolina, United States

Family

 

Parents

Peter Jr. and Margaret (Gardenier) Stam

 

Siblings

John, Peggy, and Ruth

 

Marital Status

Married three times and widowed twice: Mary Louise Kennedy (1943), Jeanelle Keiter (1990), Anne Zillger (1999)

 

Children

Sharon, Bruce, Marilyn, Peter Blair. Three of the children were born in the Congo. At the time of his death he had 10 children and 15 grandchildren.

Conversion

Accepted Christ as Savior at the age of 5, under his mother’s guidance

Ordination

1942, at the Wheaton Bible Church to the Gospel Ministry

Education

 

1939

Graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois with a B.A. in Philosophy, followed by a year at the Wheaton Graduate school

 

1942

Graduated from Faith Theological Seminary in Wilmington, Delaware, Untied States with a M. Div.

 

1943-1944

Year of postgraduate work in linguistics at the Summer Institute of Linguistics and in business administration at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Career

 

1942-1944

General Secretary of the Student Foreign Mission Fellowship

 

1944-1945

Interim Pastor at the Village Church (also known as the Western Springs Baptist Church), Western Springs, Illinois, United States

 

1946-1990

Member of Africa Inland Mission. Missionary to the Congo, 1946-1964 (served as principal of Rethy Academy, Congo for missionary children, language study (Bangala) and church planting in Aba, teacher then principal of the Bible school and pastor’s training school in Adi, deputy director of the Central Field Council); Canadian director of the AIM, 1964-1977; member of the International Council of the AIM, 1964-1987; Secretary of the International Council, 1970-1987; United States director of AIM, 1977-1987; US director emeritus minister-at-large and Latin American coordinator, 1987-1990; retired 1990

 

1965-1987

Board member of the Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association (IFMA), 1965-1987; Secretary and Vice-President, 1967-1977; President, 1977-1981

 


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