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Mike O’Rear: A Tribute to a Good Friend

by Jay Gary, PhD, Jan. 16, 2012

Mike O’Rear, 1954-2012, Friend of Many

This past week Mike O’Rear, president of GMI, Global Mapping International, Colorado Springs, died suddenly of a heart attack. He was 57 years old. See company news release.

Mike was my friend for nearly three decades. Our wives first met […]

Religious Demographer David Barrett Dies

by Dr. Jay Gary, Aug. 10, 2011

Dr. David B. Barrett, founding editor of the World Christian Encyclopedia, and former research consultant with Southern Baptists, died Aug. 4 in Richmond, Va., after a brief illness. He was 83. He was known for his passion for the poor, and for those under served by the church […]