Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Dr. C. Gordon Olson January 24, 1930-January 30, 2020

February 5 at 4:31 PM - Ellen Westerman Mulligan
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.·

Dr. C. Gordon Olson

January 24, 1930-January 30, 2020

New Jersey native, professor at Northeastern Bible CollegeDr. C. Gordon Olson, 90, of Lynchburg, Va., passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at Guggenheimer Nursing Home. He was the husband of 12 years to Dottie Wagner Olson. Born Jan. 24, 1930, in Orange, N.J., he was the son of the late George Nathaniel Olson and the late Iris Thoren Olson.

Gordon was a retired professor for Northeastern Bible College and Liberty University and was a member of Calvary Chapel, Lynchburg. He also was a Christian, theological author, and served the Lord as a missionary to Pakistan for 10 years.

In addition to his parents, Gordon was preceded in death by his former wife of 48 years, Miriam E. Olson, and one brother and one sister.

In addition to his wife, Gordon is survived by two children, Douglas J. Olson of Fair Lawn, N.J., and Joyce "Joy" Olson Rogers and her husband, Timothy, of Dade City, Fla.; two grandsons, Tommy McCarthy and Michael McCarthy and his wife, Heather; two great-grandchildren, Malachi McCarthy and Rosealyn McCarthy, and other loving family members and friends.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christar Mission or Faith Comes by Hearing. 
To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com.
Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331. Published in Star-Ledger on Feb. 4, 2020
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.

January 30 at 3:26 PM -Ellen Westerman Mulligan 
Gordon Olson is out of pain completely!! He is in the presence of His Lord & Savior for eternity. He went at 8:55 am on 1/30/2020. He's in glory!!

January 24 at 9:55 AM  Ellen Westerman Mulligan    Gordon Olson is 90 years He made it! They still covet your prayers for good rest.
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

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Mighty Max Updates

2/10/20   Guess who turned one!

February 10: Samantha Hopping (mom) writes: is back to his sweet happy little self. He and his brother are home where they belong and we are so blessed for that! Carter got so sick, he was so tiny he couldn’t handle it. He stopped breathing in my arms. He was blue. Thank God I was able to stay calm and God gave me the wisdom to give him cpr and oxygen and get him breathing again. It was an eventful month for us with the two of them being as sick as they were. Thank you for prayers!

It is with great joy and happiness that I post this to wish Mighty Max John Hopping happy first birthday!!!!!! One year ago you came early (22 weeks) and we watched you grow stronger and overcome all the obstacles placed before you! Everyone was praying for you! You are such a sweet boy and I know God has big plans for your life! I love you Max and I can’t wait to celebrate with you later! 🎈🎉🎂🎊❤️😍

2-3-2020: Cathy Horling writes: Hi – I just received this note from Tilly Ann:  Good Morning Cathy.  I saw Mighty Max yesterday at the hospital.  He looks so good!  Lord willing he will be home tomorrow.  He is such a miracle and all smiles.  It was so good to see him.

1/23/2020 Update: 11:49pmJeremy Hopping (dad) writes: How they been fighting they're doing better though thanks for asking all is well at the moment .. we're not sure yet about how long Carter's going to be (in the hospital) it's all because of the flu that's going around it actually turned into pneumonia Max had the flu and RSV it's two separate viruses that can be deadly when it comes to infants and toddlers Carter just had the flu.. it's been very stressful

1/20/2020 Update: 8:28pm:  Please continue to pray for Mighty Max and Carter. They are improving slowly but today Max had an episode that the doctors believe was a seizure and he is in the ICU. Please pray that the doctors have the wisdom to know  what it was and how to treat it, and for complete healing for these babies.
1/15/2020    Pray for Mighty MaxWould you please pray for Mighty Max and his baby brother Carter (who was just born on Christmas)? They are both in the ICU with Respiratory Syncytial Infection, which can be serious in babies. (Cathy Horling)