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The Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching

In Memoriam

Dear Engle Fellows and Friends of the Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching,

We mourn the loss of our friend and benefactor Joe R. Engle, who died on January 17, 2010, following a lengthy illness. Thanks to Joe's unfailing generosity, some 500 ministers have participated in the Engle Institute since it opened in 2003. Joe believed that the church of Jesus Christ lives through the proclamation of the gospel. As a layman whose own life had been formed by strong weekly preaching, he joyfully devoted his energies and resources to encouraging and strengthening ministers in this challenging task. We are grateful to God for Joe and his wife, Elizabeth, for their love of Princeton Seminary, and for Joe's faithful witness which continues through the institute he founded.

Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

James F. Kay
Director
Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching

Obituary

JOE R. ENGLE

Joe R. Engle

ENGLE--Joe R., 87, New York City, died January 17, 2010. Born January 26, 1922 in Coshocton, OH, he was the son of the late Perry L. and Georgia R. Engle. Mr. Engle was a graduate of the Ohio State University where he currently sat on the Ohio State Foundation Board and the Harvard Business School. He also served as the engineering officer aboard an LST in WWII. He was a manufacturer's representative for his entire business career and a cofounder of the Loctite Corporation in Hartford, CT. Mr. Engle was a lifelong Presbyterian and one of his great interests was theological education. He was endowed three chairs in homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary and also a chair in homiletics at Union Theological Seminary in New York on whose board he had served for nine years. At Princeton's Seminary he also endowed the Joe R. Engle Institute of Preaching whereby each summer 50 young preachers are brought back to campus and provided with an intense refresher course to improve their preaching skills. It is now in its seventh year. Mr. Engle also had a lifelong interest in scholarships for needy students for Coshocton County, Ohio with a preference for first generation college students to attend the Ohio State University. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, a stepson, Dr. Graham Barr, both of New York City; a sister, Mary E. Ehrich, and a nephew, Dr. William Ehrich, both of Bloomington, IN. Memorial service with Reverend John Walton officiating, Saturday, January 30th at 4pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 12 West 12th St. (at 5th Ave., and 12th St.) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice or to the Engle Institute of Preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Published in New York Times on January 19, 2010

ELIZABETH M. ENGLE

Mrs. Elizabeth M. Engle, wife of the late Joe R. Engle, died on January 1, 2011.

Published in New York Times on January 5, 2011

We are grateful to God for Elizabeth and Joe, for their love of Princeton Seminary, and for their faithful witness which continues through the Engle Institute of Preaching.