I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Rupp for several years prior to his retirement from the Office of Extension Ministries at BJU. What a fine, godly gentleman. Passionate preacher. Faithful, loving mentor.
I am told his concern was that his funeral not be about him, but about his Savior. Anyone who knew him would not be surprised by this. I also understand from someone in attendance that testimony was given by his daughter, Sandy, saying that just prior to taking his final breath of earthly air, that same charming grin, that we all remember so well, spread wide across his face. On Monday night, he went Home to be with his Lord.
A friend recently sent me a copy of the program from his memorial service. I thought a number of you who visit this blog would like to see it. I am sure it was very moving. The processional was the University Hymn, and following the closing prayer, an archived recording of the ministerial class singing “Souls for Jesus” was played. Stirs my heart just to think of it.
Please click the link below to view the program.