Kenneth Glenn Gage passed away on February 21, 2014. He was born on August 23, 1928 in Sacramento, CA.
Kenneth attended elementary school, Sutter Jr. High and Sacramento High School and graduated in 1946. While in high school he worked in war effort at the signal depot in Sacramento. He graduated BIOLA B.A. in Biblical studies.
Kenneth attended Western Baptist Theological Seminary in Portland, OR; Golden Gage Seminary in Mill Valley, CA and did further study taking every course in the Greek New Testament offered from Luther Rice Seminary.
Kenneth ordained for the ministry at First Baptist Church in Glendale, AZ in 1952. He spent five years in bi-vocational ministry before taking a full time pastoral position. His bi-vocational ministries included Johnsondale, CA (a Sunday School Union work in a logging camp) and Ione, CA (a new church work associated with CBA). His churches were Calvary Baptist Church in Woodland, CA, Crowfoot Baptist Church in Lebanon, OR, Valley Baptist Church in Yuma, AZ and Valley Baptist Church in San Rafael, CA.
Kenneth served two terms on the board of Southwestern College (now Arizona Christian University); two terms on the National Board of Conservative Baptist of America and served ten years on missions committee of the Arizona Baptist Convention. Three of his mission trips included: Mexico for the dedication of the Tila Chol New Testament; Philippines for bible conference and West Africa for a pastors conference.
Kenneth also has biographical sources in Who's Who in Religion 1st Edition 1975/1976. He was a contributing writer to Devotional Magazine published by CBA. He was a co-author of 3 books with Joy P. Gage: Restoring Fellowship, Judgment and Church Discipline (Moody), Trusting God Through the Worst of Times (Broadman Holman) and Life Goes Better with Wisdom (Rook Publishers 2014 release).
Kenneth was also a writers conferences support staff in Mt. Hermon, California and Glorieta, New Mexico.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his sister Beth Laverne Beck; brother Raymond Lyle Gage; daughter Carrie Gage Jackson and grandson Dustin Bishop Jackson. He is survived by his wife Joy Gage.
Services will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:00am at Verde Baptist Church in Cottonwood.
An online guestbook is available to sign at www.westcottfuneralhome.com.
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