James T. Sewell

January 8, 1942 - October 2, 2018
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Dr. James Thomas Sewell peacefully entered into the presence of His Savior and King on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at his home in Springfield, MO. He had been diagnosed with carcinoid cancer in 1999 and valiantly fought it for over 19 years. Depending on the audience, he was affectionately known as “Doc”, “Rip”, “Pap”, or if you go way back withContinue Reading

Tim Luttrall left a message on December 12, 2022:
I loved Doc . He taught me ..He was a blessing to me. I attended Park Crest Baptist Church. I Graduated in 91. Would never accomplished this without Doc. My favorite memory was when his wife came into the room and he would say yes dear no dear. I loved him . Thank you Lord for his life.
left a message on October 6, 2018:
There was no better Christian example than Dr. Sewell. We cherish and appreciate the time and effort he and Linda poured into our marriage and family during our years at Park Crest Baptist Church. May all of us have as fervent and passionate Christian testimony during our time on this earth as he did. God's blessings to Linda and the entire family.
left a message on October 5, 2018:
Praying for Linda and the family. Dr. Sewell was one most impactfull professors that I had during my time at BBC.
left a message on October 4, 2018:
Thank you God for allowing us to know Doc, love always
left a message on October 4, 2018:
God be with all the family, God,s promise is we will see them again, I cling to that always, Love , Gerry, Ruthann Miller
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
left a message on October 4, 2018:
We are so thankful that the Lord allowed us to sit in Bro. Sewells classes...learned so much through his teaching...praying for the family who will feel his absence...that God will strengthen and comfort them in the days ahead..
left a message on October 4, 2018:
Prayers for the family.
left a message on October 3, 2018:
I will never forget you. You’re with the King of Kings now.
Terry Walker left a message on October 3, 2018:
During the 1970s in Springfield, Dr. Sewell became a friend of mine. I also took a class from him. He was hands down the absolute best teacher at BBC. He was very dedicated to teaching. Dr. Sewell was a caring, compassionate Christian. He was intellectually curious, and very intellectually astute. As I moved several states away in 1980, I had not seen him in many years. But he will always be my friend. He was an all-around great guy. My condolences to Linda and all the family. You will be in mine and Winnice's prayers. Our love to all of you.
Tom Schaffer left a message on October 3, 2018:
Mrs Linda Sewell and family. Dr. James (pastor) was a big inspiration to me and my family. Shortly after we became members at Noble Hill, Pastor Sewell and I had lunch and he asked me "have you ever thought about being a pastor". I responded "I can even convince my son the Jonah was swallowed by a big fish, not a whale". He just laugh but later, though his preaching and pastoring, I accepted that call into ministry. Wish I could of had more time with him. His wisdom and inspiration is alive in the ministry where God has placed me. Thank you for sharing your husband and father with me.
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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