Friday, May 16, 2008

Sad Bible Quizzing News (Updated)

If you're a former UPC Bible Quizzer or Coach like me, then you've been influenced by Lonnie Brown, assistant national quizmaster until retiring three years ago (as well as national champion coach, district & regional coordinator & just about everything else along the way).

He's been attacked by cancer, and died at 3:42 p.m. (CST) today.

Said the official report:

Precious Friends and Prayer Partners,

Lonnie received his healing and promotion today at 3:42 in the afternoon while his son-in-law, Rev. Jason Sciscoe was reading John 14. All of his family was there to celebrate his homegoing with singing and worship.The peace and presence of God filled the room along with the strength of all your prayers.

We will never forget your outpouring of love, support and prayers during this journey. You are precious to us. Arrangements to follow in an email.

From our Hearts,
The Lonnie Brown Family

Viewing & Funeral Details

The viewings will be from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Monday, May 19th and from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20th.

The Homegoing service will be on Tuesday, May 20th at 1 p.m. Both the viewing and the service will be held at New Life Center, 11570 Mark Twain Lane, Bridgeton, Missouri 63044.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. Contributions may be made to the Lonnie B. Brown Memorial Fund, to benefit three ministries that he loved the most: Bible Quizzing, World Missions, and New Life Christian School.

Memorials may be sent to the following:

United Pentecostal Church International
Attn: Stewardship Department
8855 Dunn Road
Hazelwood, MO 63042

Condolences may be left online at

Updated reports should be available at Triumph Today.


Liz said...

He has left a huge footprint to fill

cara said...

very sad, but what a fitting environment to pass from this life to the next.

aahrens said...

I've never met a more gracious person than Lonnie Brown. His presence at New Life and in this world will be greatly missed. But his Christian legacy lives on and challenges us all. Love and prayers to the Brown/Sciscoe families.

Ann Ahrens

Anonymous said...

Lonnie got the message and kept the faith till the end. Lonnie lived unto the Lord and I am assured that he died unto the Lord.