Douglas Millar, 1927-2012
Douglas Millar died on February 26, aged 84, following a stroke. Douglas, together with his wife Muriel, served a number of Free Church congregations in England over a period of 40 years.
Douglas was converted through the witness of a friend at school, and subsequently trained for ministry at London Bible College. Here he was one of the many young men who came under the influence of Dr. Ernest Kevan, the first principal of the college, who helped Douglas’s understanding of the doctrines of grace, and did much to influence his subsequent ministry. In 1954 he married Muriel (Parker), and began his ministry in East London. He was then called to a pioneering work: Arnold Road Evangelical Church in Nottingham. Douglas had a heart for people and for gospel work, including open-air preaching, and ministry to children from the local estate. He later served at churches in the Bristol area, and Wolverhampton. His clear and faithful preaching ministry was much appreciated.
Retiring to South Warwickshire, Douglas and Muriel continued to serve the Lord at Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Leamington Spa, starting a new ministry among seniors. Douglas served on the eldership, and continued with itinerant preaching ministry while his health permitted. He followed with interest the progress of the Arnold Road church as they make plans for a new building.
Douglas’s smile and warm words of encouragement will be greatly missed. He was devoted to his wife Muriel, daughter Linda and son-in-law Richard, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We remember them in our prayers.