There will be a service to celebrate the life of Gordon Olson on February 22nd at 11:00 AM at Grace Church, Bethlehem Campus at 758 Route 10 West, Randolph, NJ 07869. A luncheon will follow the service. I expect there will be time to share memories of Gordon by a couple people during the service and more at the luncheon - details are still being worked out. I believe his children, Joy and Doug, will be in attendance. This may be a good time to gather with other Northeastern alumni.·
Gordon Olson's Celebration of his Life is @ Calvary Chapel 20722 Timberlake Rd, Lynchburg, VA Fri. 2/7/20. Visitation is 7:00-7:30 pm. Celebration begins @ 7:30. Anyone can bring Pot Luck Refreshments to put on the tables in the Welcome Center for after his Celebration. The New Jersey service is also being planned in Randolph for February 22nd. I'll post more when I know the details.
Please pray for my former professor at Northeastern Bible College. He was the “Bible answer man” on Family Radio WFME where I was an intern. He also was the main speaker giving the challenge at my ordination in 1993.
Dr. C. Gordon Olson with his wife Dottie Wagner Olson
Ellen Westerman Mulligan from Dottie Wagner Olson:
1-24-2020: 10:25am: Gordon Olson is 90 years old today! He made it! They still covet your prayers for good rest.
1-20-2020 at 5:04 PM · An update on Gordon Olson. He will probably go home to be with his Lord & Savior within a week. He and l are thoroughly exhausted, & we would appreciate your prayers.
If you would like to talk to him, call 434 582 5049, & if you are lead please offer to pray for both of us. On 1/24 is Gordon's 90th birthday, so wish him early birthday blessings. This would bring joy to our hearts. Thank you 💖🙏💚
January 1, 2020, per Ellen Westerman Mulligan wrote: Dottie Wagner Olson wrote about 1AM today :
Please pray for me. I am in desperate need of sleep. Please pray I fall asleep & stay asleep. Thank you. Gordon has only a part of a goal to finish, & he's ready to to meet his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. We both desperately need your prayers. Thank you for praying.
C. Gordon Olson was converted and called to ministry while studying engineering and majored in theology at Dallas Seminary. Ministering in Pakistan (1956-64), he founded the Pakistan Fellowship of Evangelical Students, ministered in Urdu among indigenous Brethren assemblies, helped organize the Evangelical Fellowship of Pakistan and edited lessons for the Bible Correspondence School.
He has been a trustee member of three missions: Christar, Bible Basics Int., and the Urban LifeSource Connection.
He received the D.Miss. from Trinity International University.
His theology of salvation, Getting the Gospel Right: A Balanced View of Salvation Truth (2005), is viewed as a theological breakthrough in resolving the tension between God’s sovereignty and human free will.
He founded an evangelical student ministry, and today 1600 students participate in 95 Bible study groups. He ministered in Urdu in indigenous Brethren assemblies and in other significant ministries there (1956-64).
He was Professor of Theology and Missions at Northeastern Bible College for 23 years, was pastor of four churches in metro NYC, has spoken in 450 church venues, was a Bible answer man on Family Radio (NYC) for a decade, and a trustee member of four mission agencies over 36 years. His doctorate is from Trinity International University.
His missions text has been widely used in 7 editions since 1990. His unique theology of salvation has had significant impact in 3 editions. He has been an adjunct professor at CIU, Cairn, and Liberty Universities.
Dorothy Wagner Olson, his wife since 2007, taught English at Liberty and is principal editor of all his books.
Some of the books written by Dr. Olson:
The Resurrection New Testament: An Enhanced Translation Hardcover – August 1, 2018
Getting the Gospel Right: A Balanced View of Spiritual Truth Paperback – November 14, 2005
Beyond Calvinism and Arminianism: An Inductive Mediate Theology of Salvation 1981