Friday, February 15, 2013

Dr. Malcom Couch Jr. (1938 - 2013)

Born on July 12, 1938 in Dallas, TX to Malcom O. and Lorraine Barnhill Couch, Malcom Ollie Couch, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on February 12, 2013.

“Dr. Couch was one of the finest theologians and disciple makers of our time” Dr. Tom McCall. His accomplishments were many: a news photographer, a producer/director of Christian films, a radio talk show host, a licensed private pilot, and the founder and former president of Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute in Ft Worth, TX. He was President of Scofield Ministries in Clifton, TX and Pastor of Clifton Bible Church. He was also the author and general editor of over 40 conservative commentaries, theologies, and prophecy volumes. “Dr. Couch was one of this generation’s most faithful teachers of God’s Word” Dr. Paige Patterson.

During his life time, Dr. Couch made 23 trips to Israel and the Middle East for tours, research trips, and for the purpose of producing documentary films about that region of the world. He was an indefatigable friend of Israel.

Working as a photographer for Channel 8 in Dallas, he was a key witness in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Mal was in the presidential motorcade a few cars behind the President and Governor. He saw the rifle barrel being drawn back inside the window on the 6 floor of the Texas School Book Depository. His testimony is in the official publication of the Warren Commission.

He held degrees from: John Brown University, Dallas Theological Seminary, Wheaton Graduate School, Arkansas Biblical Graduate School, and Louisiana Baptist University.

Dr. Couch previously taught at the Philadelphia College of the Bible, Moody Bible Institute, and Dallas Theological Seminary in the fields of church history, systematic theology, Biblical Hebrew, and New Testament Greek. “He passed down a legacy of expository Bible teaching with a keep-it-simple approach with kindness and steadiness as only Dr. Couch could do.” Dr. John Pappas.

Mal always looked forward with great anticipation to his ultimate home and in being with the Lord whom he served so faithfully. “His passing makes earth poorer and heaven richer.” Dr. Andy Woods.

He is survived by his wife, P. Lacy, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and countless friends.

Interment was at West Hill Cemetery in Sherman, TX.