Ray Baughman died on May 24,
1999 after a brief fight with a lung infection.
Dr. Baughman and Lucy were
happily married for over just over 50 years. They have three
grown children: Lee, Craig, and Ann.
enrolled in Dallas Bible College
and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical
Education in 1960 and Theology in 1963.
His Doctorate in Education was
earned in 1974 from Luther Rice Seminary.
He was ordained to Baptist Ministry, pastoring four
independent churches in Texas and Alabama.
He taught for thirty years of teaching on the faculty of
Dallas Bible College and ten years on
the faulty of Southeastern Bible College.
What follows is his summary of his life and a letter
from his son, Craig.
Born November 9, 1925 in Hutchinson, KS Died May 24,
1999 in Birmingham, AL. Born to Francis
Edward and Ethel Baughman, surviving sister Mrs. Vada Hudspeth and brother,
Ralph Baughman; deceased twin sister Faye Allen
and sister Frances Rexer. Graduated 1943
Burton High School, KS state champion half-miler. Called
into the US Army February 1944. Served as
photographer and tank driver with the 26th Tank Battalion under Gen. George
Patton in central Europe. Married Irma
"Lucy" Smith April 18, 1949, by whom he had three children.
Just celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary. Owner Ray's Photography Studio
in Perry, OK for nine years. During this
time the Lord began to speak to him about the Lord's service.
Enrolled in Dallas Bible College receiving
his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Education in 1960 and Theology in
1963. Doctorate in Education earned in 1974
from Luther Rice Seminary. Ordained to
Baptist Ministry, pastoring four independent churches in Texas and Alabama.
Thirty years of teaching on the faculty of
Dallas Bible College. Ten years on the
faulty of Southeastern Bible College. Developer
and Dean at Dallas and Southeastern Bible Colleges.
Author of ten books including The Abundant Life and
The Kingdom of God Visualized. He was
also a member of Tannehill Wood Carvers. Survived by wife, "Lucy" and
children, Bryan Lee, Vancouver, WA; Craig Allen, Garland TX and Ann Elaine
of Mesquite, TX; daughters-in-law Christi and Christine; grandsons Ryan and
John Vancourver, WA. His Memorial Service
was May 26, 1999 Ridout's Valley Chapel-Birmingham, AL. Burial
in Restland Memorial Park-Dallas; Memorials to the Gideon's Bible Society.
Professional experience: Member of the faculty of
Dallas Bible College of Dallas, TX for 26 years. Taught
in the resident school and graduate school. Appointed
Dean of External Studies and charged with developing the program for the
External Studies Department. This program
allowed a person to earn an accredited Bachelor's degree through external
Professor and Dean of External Studies at Southeastern
Bible College of Birmingham, AL for ten years. Retired from the college
January 1, 1996.
Founder and Editor of The Shepherd Journal Online
Education: Kansas State College; Hallibut School of
Photography; B.A., Dallas Bible College, 1960; Th. B., Dallas Bible College,
1962; Ed.D., Luther Rice Seminary. Majors in Bible, theology, and education.
Publications: The author of ten books, three of which
have been translated into a total of ten different languages. Edited the
Dallas Bible College News for 15 years. The
author and/or editor of 50 accredited college-level external study courses.
Additional professional activities: Pastor of four
churches: Paris Bible Church, 1962-63; Christ Community Church, 1966-72;
Church of the Open Door, 87-88, and is presently helping plant a new church,
New Prospect Bible Church.1996-98.
Professional memberships: ACCESS, Association of
Christian Continuing Education Schools and Seminaries
Objective: To develop quality Bible courses for the
Internet in order to train people to be more effective Christian workers for
Awards received: Honorary Lifetime Membership to
ACCESS honoring 36 years of service to Distance Education, 1995.
The Gold Book Award in 1990 by the Evangelical
Christian Publishers Association for the book, The Abundant Life,
reaching half a million sold copies. It has been translated into seven
Delta Epsilon Chi, the honor society of the
American Association of Bible Colleges, 1977 Alumnus of the Year, by
the Dallas Bible College for 1965.
Hobbies: Woodcarving, photography, and gardening.
Military service: Tank driver for General Patton's
Third Army WWII.