Ohio Christian University Mourns the Passing of Tom Bender

Ohio Christian University mourns the passing of Tom Bender. He has been in OCU's MA in Ministry program since its beginning and was to finish all requirements for the degree in fall 2011. He was going to be the program's first graduate. Tom was the Dean of Students at Valor Christian College and an elder of World Harvest Church. Both of these organizations were founded by OCU alumnus Pastor Rod Parsley, who said of Bender:

He was not only a fearless minister of the Gospel, but also an encourager and leader to everyone associated with this ministry. He was especially devoted to his students at Valor Christian College, and the messages I’ve seen from around the world just a few short hours after his entry into his eternal reward testified of the tremendous legacy he left in their spirits.

Please join us in remembering Tom's wife, Barb; his daughters, Candace King and Courtney Bender and son-in-law, Justin King in prayer. Additional information is available on the World Harvest Church website.