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Wisconsin minister, author, publisher Monroe Hawley dies at 93

Monroe Hawley, who spent more than a half-century instructing, nurturing and encouraging Churches of Christ throughout Wisconsin, died Tuesday, York College in Nebraska reports. He was 93.

For 18 years, Hawley served as a member of the Board of Trustees of York, a 500-student college associated with Churches of Christ. His four children and six grandchildren attended the college.

We will update this post with memorial details when available.

In 2007, Hawley spoke to The Christian Chronicle about his years of service in Wisconsin:

When we moved to Wisconsin in 1951 there were about 10 congregations in the state. Today there are about 50.

A major factor in the growth has been the longevity of service of preachers who have come to Wisconsin and stayed. For example, Carl Frazier has worked with seven churches in his 55 years here and has spent his life helping troubled churches.

We have also been blessed with a remarkable spirit of unity. The Midwest Preachers’ Retreat at Fallhall Glen has contributed to this spirit for 44 years.

More from York’s tribute to Hawley:

Hawley and his wife Julia were married more than 70 years. One of their enduring legacies is the Bible correspondence courses they created and distributed via their family business Hawley Publications (Hawleypublications.com). This ministry is carried on today by Hawley’s grandson and is popular with prison outreach.

Hawley is remembered as a gentle spirit who worked tirelessly for the Lord. 

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