The Precious Word
We have been blessed with new pew Bibles from the Marion Edwin Andrews and Glenna Hazledine Andrews Memorial Endowment. Marion and Glenna dearly loved the Bible and faithfully ministered the Gospel to others for over 60 years. They met each other in the Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church in 1924 when Marion’s father, E. A. Andrews, was the pastor.
Marion was born September 10, 1913 in Oklahoma to Edwin and Bessie Andrews, Free Methodist pastors. He was “born again” in the fall revival in 1932 in the old stone Free Methodist Church in Spring Arbor. During the first year after his conversion, at age 19, Marion was called upon to preach over 100 times. One of those times was during the Spring Arbor College revival at the request of pastor, W. C. Muffit. He married Glenna on February 10, 1935 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and they pastored a number of churches in both the Southern and East Michigan Conferences. Marion was also in demand as an evangelist for revival meetings and summer camp meetings.
Glenna was born October 24, 1912 in Stanton, MI to Free Methodist pastors. Her family moved to Spring Arbor in 1924. At age 15, she was “born again” and committed her life to the Lord. At one of her future husband’s early tent revival meetings she was healed of a crippling leg problem. She went in on crutches and left not needing them. Glenna graduated from Spring Arbor Junior College in 1934 and earned her BA and MA from Eastern Michigan University after she turned 40. She faithfully assisted her husband, and she was an ideal pastor’s wife because she loved people and she loved the Word of God. She liked to pass out GOD BLESS YOU cards with Bible references on the back with the expression “The Precious Word!”
Glenna and Marion died eight months apart, in 2000 and 2001 respectively, and are buried in the Spring Arbor cemetery. Their children felt this endowed memorial would be a fitting tribute to their parents.
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