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Recker, Robert R. (1923-2007) | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Name: Recker, Robert R. (1923-2007)

Historical Note:

Robert Richard Recker was born in Highland, Indiana on November 28, 1923. Recker attended Calvin College, graduating in 1944 and went on to received his Th.B. from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1947. That same year Recker married Constance Hoekstra, and together had 6 children. Ordained into the ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in 1947, Robert Recker served the Momence, Illinois, congregation until 1949.

From 1949 to 1965 Recker served as a missionary in Nigeria. In 1965 he studied at the Free University of Amsterdam. The following year he was appointed to the Christian Reformed Board of Foreign Missions. Three years later he became a member of the faculty at Calvin Theological Seminary, where he served as Dean of Students. In his writing, preaching, and lecturing, Dr. R. Recker's emphasis was on missions. He retired in 1988. Dr. R. Recker passed away on December 17, 2007 due to pancreatic cancer.

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