Dr. Howard Sears

On Friday, October 29, 2010, Dr. Howard Sears, the Pastor Emeritus of Grace Baptist Church in Middletown, Ohio, passed away at the age of 95. Dr. Sears was born on February 20, 1915 in Somerset, Kentucky and was a pastor for 37 years.  Dr. Sears retired in 2004 at Grace Baptist Church where he then continued as Pastor Emeritus until his death.

Several years ago, we were fortunate enough to be in the same room with Dr. Sears when he quoted his favorite poem, “When I Met the Master Face to Face”.  We recorded that on video and have it posted here for you to enjoy:

Before he went home to be with the Lord, we recorded him reciting this poem written by Pam Miller.  The audio of his final poem was played during his Homegoing Celebration on November 3, 2010.  Here is the video of this poem:

Over the past years, we were able to collect a series of short interviews by various people about Dr. Howard Sears.  With his passing, we compiled these clips into a lengthy video for his viewing.  Here is the video for you to watch: