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Former Chesapeake, Mountain View President Passes Away

Story by Samantha Young
Published 1/30/13

J. Wayne Coulter, former Chesapeake Conference president, died on Wednesday, January 23, following a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 76. Coulter was president of the Chesapeake Conference from 1985-1995.

“He made a real mark in advancing the development of Mount Aetna Camp and Retreat Center,” said Rick Remmers, Chesapeake Conference president. “It was during his leadership that the lodge and nature center were built, as well as a church on the campus of Highland View Academy. Our hearts and prayers go out to Sharon, Christy, Todd and their families during this difficult time.”

Coulter was passionate about church growth. He began his ministry in the Florida Conference as a pastor and evangelist, then accepted a call to be the Ministerial director for the Minnesota Conference. He went on to serve as evangelist for the Mid-America Union. From there he went to the Mountain View Conference where he was Ministerial director then president before coming to Chesapeake Conference in 1985. Ten years later, Coulter accepted a call to be president of the Illinois Conference. In 2002, he retired and moved with his wife, Sharon, to Tennessee where he pastored the Decatur church.

A memorial service is planned for Sabbath, February 2, at 4 p.m., at the Decatur Seventh-day Adventist Church located on HWY 58 South, Decatur, Tennessee, 37322.

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