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Earline Perry, Memorial

Since early in their marriage, Earline Perry and her husband, Lowell, prayed that the message of God’s love could cover the earth. In 1976, they were instrumental in the founding of World Christian Broadcasting. The next year Lowell lost his life in a tragic airplane explosion near the island of Martinique while he and two others were searching for the first broadcast site for the new ministry.

Earline never faltered in supporting WCB from its beginning until her death on Feb. 19, 2016. “Earline is a remarkable servant,” said Dr. Bob Scott, first president of WCB. “Lowell was the love of her life; they were a matched pair. Their family has had great influence on those around them.”

Despite the crash, Earline became an advocate for WCB and helped with fundraising. When the Alaska station was built, Earline went to attend the grand opening.  

Shortly before Lowell’s death, Earline earned her realtor’s license. She sold her first two houses the day before Lowell left for the Caribbean. Her real estate business prospered, and through that income Earline became one of WCB’s most generous donors.

For the last 25 years, Earline has been on our Board of Directors. Charles Caudill, president of WCB, said, “She is one of the strongest supporters we have, financially and in encouragement.” 

Earline is remembered fondly by the staff of WCB as one who not only came to board meetings, but also who walked throughout the building to encourage — and distribute substantial financial gifts — to all staff members.  

On hearing the news of Earline’s death, charter Board member, Dr. George Bridges, wrote, “She had one of the strongest Christian characters I have ever witnessed. Her strength when she received the news of Lowell’s passing … was a monumental example to all of us to keep on keeping on. She led her family in faith as they continued their walk with the Savior in troubled times. Always gracious, looking forward, talking to any and all about WCB and its mission of reaching the entire world for Christ…” 

Rex Morgan, Senior Producer for Latin America, wrote, “A great, loving, and generous woman has been taken home. Her example and mission will live on through us. Our prayers are with her family.”

Earline is survived by her two sons, David and Greg, and a daughter, Susan, as well as four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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