In 1992, Dr. Robert L. Reymond was found sleeping through Hurricane Andrew. His wife urged him awake, “Wake up Bob, you just slept through the worst natural disaster in American history.” To which the man replied, “A good conscience allows for good sleep anytime, anywhere.”
On Friday, September 20, Reymond, 80, fell asleep; this time awaking into glory.
An ordained minister in both the PCA and Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Reymond spent his career teaching, preaching, and writing — inspiring others to love Scripture. He served in pastoral roles at several churches across Missouri, Illinois, and Florida, including Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church (both in Ft. Lauderdale). As well, for 25 years, he taught on the faculties of Covenant Theological Seminary and Knox Theological Seminary, an institution he helped found. During this time, he served on the PCA’s Theological Examining Committee and authored more than 10 books, including New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith (1998). He was working on five new manuscripts before he died.
“He faithfully declared the Bible to be a ‘Word from another world,’ ” said Dr. Michael Milton founder and President of Faith for Living, Inc. and mentee of Dr. Reymond. “He regularly evangelized ‘publicly and from house to house.’ [He] should be recalled as a great preacher of the Word, a compassionate pastor, an unfailing evangelist, and a constant friend.” (Read Milton’s full tribute here)
Reymond is survived by his wife Shirley, three children, and seven grandchildren.
His funeral will be held on Thursday, September 26, at 11 a.m. at Redeemer PCA (Overland Park, KS).
9333 W 159th Street, Overland Park, KS 66221
Visitation at 10:00 a.m.
Cards may be sent to:
c/o Bob Reymond
10721 W 118th Terrace
Overland Park, KS 66210