Dr. F. Kenton Beshore
IN MEMORY OF “DOC” F. KENTON BESHORE
“DOC” went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
“DOC” will be missed by thousands who have attended his weekly Bible class, heard him daily on the Radio around the world, also listened and watched him in his studies of prophecy on DVD’s and CD’s. He also has authored many books including the recent releases on REVELATION – GOD’S GREATEST TRIUMPH and the PROPHECY BIBLE.
“DOC” was 90 years old. “Doc” and Lois, his dear wife, were planning their 70th wedding anniversary. “DOC” has led World Bible Society for over 50 years.
The ministry of World Bible Society will continue under the leadership that has worked with “DOC” for many years.
WELL DONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT! Matthew 25:21
“DOC” as he was affectionately known was saved at the age of five and was called to preach at the age of eight. “DOC” listened to and read the books of several great dispensational teachers --- Donald Grey Barnhouse, William Pettingill and Harry Ironside --- while he was growing up.
“DOC” was licensed to preach at the age of seventeen and preached his first sermon on the subject of THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST. In this sermon he spoke of the promise, the plan, the purpose, the power and the person of his coming. Throughout all of his life, beginning at a very early age, he studied prophecy and frequently sees something new in the scripture that he never saw before.
“DOC” pastored his first church at the age of eighteen and at the age of nineteen was ordained into the Christian ministry at Bellview Baptist Church by his pastor, Dr. Robert G. Lee. Most of his young life and much of his preaching, teaching and writing has been on Bible Prophecy. He taught through the entire Bible, verse by verse, before the age of forty. He studied under Dr. David L. Cooper for ten years at the Biblical Research Society and then became its President when Dr. Cooper went home to be with the Lord. He was also editor of the Biblical Research Monthly.
“DOC” began a daily radio ministry in 1954 and has seen the BIBLE INSTITUTE OF THE AIR program grow until today it is heard daily into most of the world. He has produced over 14,900 radio broadcasts, taught his six hour prophecy seminar in almost every state of the union and he is a professor at both Faith Seminary and the Louisiana Baptist Seminary. “DOCS” degrees include: D.D; Litt.D; D.SAC.TH.; PHD; and TH.D.
“DOC” was President of the WORLD BIBLE SOCIETY which distributed Bibles into 65 countries, including over 10 million in Russia since 1989 using the former Communist Party propaganda presses. He is author of The Millennium, The Apocalypse and Armageddon, WHEN: When will the Rapture Take Place, and wrote dozens of booklets that have been translated into 40 languages. He also had made numerous bible book studies available on CD’s and DVD’s, as well as aired numerous broadcasts on Christian radio and television. Click here to see our product catalog.
“DOC” had been married to his wife Lois for over 60 years. They had three children [Kenette, Kenton, Kandis]. Kenton is pastor of Mariners Church in Irvine, California --- one of the largest churches in America.
DOC” used to teach a large class at Mariners each Sunday morning. Both of their sons in law are active in ministry. Kenette’s husband, Gene Mollway is a pastor and Kandis’ husband, David once served as Vice President of World Bible Society --- in a volunteer position and two grandsons are youth pastors “DOC” and Lois have ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.