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Bennie Leigh DeMerchant

by ABI Admissions (2/23/2017)

On February 8th, 2017 we lost a great father, grandfather, missionary and man of God. Bennie Leigh DeMerchant was born in New Brunswick, Canada on January 31st, 1941, and at an early age, he felt a tug for the work of the Lord. God had placed missions and piloting strongly on his heart, and at a revival in 1957 he gave his life completely to God to do His perfect will in Bennie's life.
After a close call while flying with Bro. Gerald Grant, his longtime friend, Bennie was praising and thanking God for His mercy when he saw visions of a map of the Amazon River system in northern Brazil.
Bennie graduated from ABI in 1962, and his wife Theresa had graduated in 1957. On October 29th, 1965, they began their missions career in Manaus Brazil, that spanned over 57 years. In that time, they built up churches, Bible schools and ministers for the gospel. Bro. DeMerchant logged over 15,000 flight hours in the dense jungles and winding rivers of the Amazon.
At his passing, Bro. DeMerchant leaves behind over 1,300 UPC churches, 124 Bible schools and over 140,000 constituents.
His last words before taking his final, heavenly flight were: "Make disciples, open Bible schools, teach the Word, keep the doctrine, and remain in the Truth."

Service information:
March 9th, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Visitation
1:00 PM (MEMORIAL ~ FUNERAL SERVICE) Capital Community Church ~ Fredericton, NB, Canada

March 10th, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Visitation
2:00 PM (HOMEGOING ~ COMMITTAL SERVICE) Calvary Tabernacle Church - Hillcrest Cemetery ~ Perth-Andover, NB, Canada

You can view the Memorial Service live at 1 PM, March 9th, 2017, Atlantic Standard Time by copying and pasting the url below.

http://www.capitalcommunity.ca/#/media/live-services


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