|Welcome||Thomas Marshal McElmurry|
Thomas Marshal McElmurry, Sr. entered
into glory on Friday, April 5, 2019. He was passionate about his desire
to see Jesus return with the hope he had understood the Scriptures
correctly concerning the events leading up to the Second Coming.
Above all things, Tom was called of God
to preach “the Word”. He held Seminary, University, and Institutional
degrees in Theology, Divinity, and Physical Science. He faithfully
served as Pastor of the Dardanelle Missionary Baptist Church for 45
years. Prior to entering the ministry, Tom served as a meteorologist in
the United States Air Force. He was certified as a Meteorologist by
the United States Air Force in 1954 and became a member of the American
Meteorological Society in 1962. He served in the Mid-Eastern, African,
European and Far-Eastern Theaters. He retired from the Air Force in
1971 as an analyst for the National Security Agency.
Tom was a certified teacher and taught
Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science, Biology, and Earth Science in the
Dardanelle School District. He was also a published author, having
written three books addressing a “geological exposition concerning the
second coming of Christ”. While in the military he wrote scientific
articles published by the USAF and the Bulletin of the American
Until his death Tom faithfully preached the word of God. His passion for preaching and teaching about the Second Coming of Christ led him around the world – but always back home to his family and his church family in Dardanelle. He preached in 20 Missionary Baptist colleges and seminaries and over 800 Missionary Baptist Churches in Lithuania, Romania, Africa, and the United States.
The days of his life upon this earth: June 2, 1932 – April 5, 2019