Randy and Kathy Arnett

We lost two dear friends and missions role-models yesterday. Randy and Kathy Arnett served 32 years in Africa – many of those years with my parents in Ivory Coast.

Randy prophetically sounded the alarm about the lies, dangers and influences of the Neo-Pentecostal movement invading and destroying West Africa’s protestant churches. I thank God that he was able to write and publish his book on the topic before he was called to his Savior’s side. It is a seminal work that captured his legacy as a theological educator who wouldn’t compromise Biblical truth yet loved West African church leaders with a Biblical grace.

You can read an article on the IMB website about the Arnetts’ legacy as well as a touching tribute from their friend and colleague Chuck Lawless on his website.

Here are some photos of the Arnetts at some events we attended together: BMC’s 50th Anniversary in 2008 and the 2016 Jubilee Celebration of Baptist Work in Ivory Coast