On April 5, 2019; Pastor Thomas Marshal McElmurry passed from this earth life into the Eternal Spiritual Life.
Thomas Marshal McElmurry, Sr. entered into glory on Friday, April 5, 2019. He was passionate about his desire to see Jesus return with the hope he had understood the Scriptures correctly concerning the events leading up to the Second Coming.
Above all things, Tom was called of God to preach “the Word”. He held Seminary, University, and Institutional degrees in Theology, Divinity, and Physical Science. He faithfully served as Pastor of the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church for 45 years. Prior to entering the ministry, Tom served as a meteorologist in the United States Air Force. He was certified as a Meteorologist by the United States Air Force in 1954 and became a member of the American Meteorological Society in 1962. He served in the Mid-Eastern, African, European and Far-Eastern Theaters. He retired from the Air Force in 1971 as an analyst for the National Security Agency.
Tom was a certified teacher and taught Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science, Biology, and Earth Science in the Dardanelle School District. He was also a published author, having written three books addressing a “geological exposition concerning the second coming of Christ”. While in the military he wrote scientific articles published by the USAF and the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Until his death Tom faithfully preached the word of God. His passion for preaching and teaching about the Second Coming of Christ led him around the world – but always back home to his family and his church family in Dardanelle. He preached in 20 Missionary Baptist colleges and seminaries and over 700 Missionary Baptist Churches in Lithuania, Romania, Africa, and the United States.
The days of his life upon this earth: June 2, 1932 – April 5, 2019