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Saturday, October 13, 2012

 

REV. ARTHUR ROY CHRISTENSEN, PORT JERVIS, NEW YORK

Rev. Arthur Roy Christensen On Thursday, October 11, 2012, at the age of 75 Rev. Arthur Roy Christensen went from Kaplan Hospice House in Newburgh, NY to his eternal home with his savior Jesus Christ, after a six year battle with acute leukemia. Born April 17, 1937 in Jamaica-Queens, NY, the son of the late Jacob and Gudrun Hansen Christensen. He was a graduate of Barrington College and Gordon-Conwell Seminary. On July 25, 1959 he married his best friend and love of his life, Joan (Elms). He served as a pastor in, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York. He retired from First Baptist Church of Port Jervis, New York in 1992. He was elected to the Conservative Baptist Association national board of directors. Even in retirement, his life-long passion for pastoring led him to serve in several interim pastoral positions as well as preaching while wintering in Leesburg, FL and while at home in Port Jervis, even as recently as July of this year. He leaves behind his very beloved wife Joan and their three greatly loved sons and their families: Stephen Christensen and his wife Alison of Windham, New Hampshire, Tom Christensen and his wife Donna of Matamoras, Pa., and Tim Christensen and his wife Julie of British Columbia, Canada, his brother, Rev. Dr. Jack Christensen and his wife Edna of Swannanoa, NC, 6 Grandchildren, Eric, Greg & Luke, Andrew, Alex and Nathan Christensen. His brother-in-law The Rev. Ashley Peckham; brother-in-law & sister-in-law Aubrey & Betty Elms and sister-in-law Gerry Elms; his nieces and nephews. He will also be greatly missed by the numerous people whom he served over his 54 years of ordained pastoral ministry. He was pre-deceased by his sisters, Marie Tansi and Elinor Peckham. Visiting hours will be Monday, October 15 from 10:00 – 11:30 at The First Baptist Church of Port Jervis at 34 E. Main St., followed by a celebration service at 11:30 at the First Baptist Church. Rev. James Brosius will officiate. Following the service there will be a time of repast, fellowship and refreshments for all. Funeral arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Christensen requests that donations be made to a special project with North America Indigenous Ministries, which her son Tim, serves with. Donations can be made through First Baptist Church of Port Jervis, NY or at www.naim.ca/give to project #3213-Christensen vehicle fund. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com

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