NOTE: The Christian Observer magazine issued the following news report on 20 March 2002:
The last of the 20th Century's Fighting Fundamentalists has been called to glory. Only eternity will tell of the countless souls rescued from cults and the modernist churches due to the influence of this man" commented Dr. Morris McDonald of the Presbyterian Missionary Union when word began to spread today that Dr. Carl McIntire had passed away late on March 19, at Virtua Health Center in Voorhees, New Jersey.
Born May 17, 1906, McIntire was just short of 96 at the time of his death.
An exhaustive preacher, writer, and publisher, McIntire was best known for his motto "A man who will not use his freedom to defend his freedom does not deserve his freedom." In support of his causes, Dr. McIntire published the Christian Beacon newspaper, preached on the 20th Century Reformation Hour, and at various times directed the American Council of Christian Churches and the International Council of Christian Churches.
Dr. McIntire started his ministerial career in Collingswood and served the congregation there from 1933 for more than 60 years. Under his leadership the church left the Presbyterian Church (USA) as the flag ship congregation of what would become the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, the Bible Presbyterian Church, and a large portion of the Presbyterian Church in America. Though originally partners in supporting the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions, Dr. Gresham Machen and Dr. Carl McIntire moved in different directions after the break with the Northern Presbyterian Church. Machen became identified with Westminster Seminary while McIntire developed Faith Seminary.
According to Bible Presbyterian sources Dr. K.C. Quek, the General Secretary of the ICCC will fly from Singapore to participate in the funeral which is scheduled for March 26 at 1 PM in the Bible Presbyterian church of Collingswood, New Jersey.