Chuck Missler, one of the most brilliant and devoted to Christ people I have known has passed into the Presence of the Lord. I have just an inkling of first-hand Knowledge –due to my heart stopping three times on Good Friday of 2011– of what that moment must have been like for Chuck when he opened his eyes following that last heartbeat.
What a Glorious Home Coming must still be going on! And, it will never end!
Chuck was a dear, personal friend. But he was much, much more. He was one from whom I learned much –a hero of the Faith that served to lift my eyes toward that Prize which he has now attained.
Chuck Missler will not, as they say, Rest In Peace. He was never one to do so, and his Life is Dynamic now beyond anything imaginable from perspective of this earthly spheere.
He was a dear colleague, but I was not his peer. Chuck Misssler had few peers –those who can reach such stratospheric levels in presenting Biblical Truth, bringing in all relevant human study-disciplines into the mix as he lectured.
Chuck Missler was a powerful force for the Lord’s Work. I have no doubt that he is now undertaking on Assignments it is not possible to fathom while still in this flesh.
Not “goodbye,” Chuck. –Just “See you soon”.
Koinonia House Announces Death of Founder
Reporoa, NZ — Koinonia House announces the death of its Founder and retired Board Chairman, Dr. Charles W. Chuck Missler. He was 83 years old, and passed away peacefully at his home in Reporoa, New Zealand. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy and his two sons, Charles “Chip” and Mark. He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Bright and Meshell Missler, grandchildren Emily Wilmore, Madeline Wilmore, Mason Missler, Noah Bright, James Bright, Sommer Bright, Alexandra Bright, and Sophie Missler.
Two Careers in One LifetimeDr. Missler was fond of saying that he enjoyed two careers following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy and service in the armed forces: leading edge technology ventures and biblical studies. Truly the passion of his life was encouraging of others to commit to the serious study of the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.
Biblical Studies and Koinonia House
Dr. Missler’s effort as a Bible scholar, author and teacher lead to him gaining international recognition. Starting with an informal affiliation with Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, California Chuck became known for his insight into the integration of Scripture with science, history and prophecy. Ove the past 40+ years literally millions of Dr. Missler’s teachings has been distributed and enjoyed. From cassette tapes to MP3 audio down loads, from VCR tapes to YouTube videos the message of “The Grand Adventure” has been enjoyed by many.
American Technology Ventures
During his 30-year business career, Chuck served on the Board of Directors of over a dozen public companies, and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of five of them. Dr. Missler received a Congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduating with honors, he received his commission in the U.S. Air Force, completed his military obligations, he had become Branch Chief of the Department of Guided Chuck completed a Masters Degree in engineering at UCLA with additional post-graduate studies in applied mathematics, advanced statistics and information sciences, and completed his PhD at Louisiana Baptist University. His civilian career began as a systems engineer at TRW, followed by a Senior Analyst position in a “think tank” serving both the intelligence community and the Department of Defense.
Recruited by the Ford Motor Company into a Senior Management position, Chuck established the first international industrial computer network in 1966. Leaving Ford to start his own company, he founded a computer networking organization later acquired by Automatic Data Processing (NYSE) to become its Network Services Division. He subsequently served as a consultant to the Board of Directors of Rockwell International for corporate acquisitions (which included Collins Radio, American Data Systems, and others); and has also participated in over 100 business ventures as a principal, strategic advisor, or turnaround specialist.
His final consultancy in the American technology sector was as an advisor to the Super-Wide Area Satellite (SWANsat) System, an international telecommunications venture
.After a lifelong citizen of the United States, Dr. Missler repatriated to New Zealand in 2010 where he resided with his wife Nancy.
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A memorial service will be held on 9 June in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and a funeral/burial service will be held on 16 June in Reporoa, New Zealand.