Renald E. Showers, 83, of Lancaster, PA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 4, 2019 following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
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Born in DuBois, Pennsylvania to Louis and Christina Showers, he was married to Eleanor Eby Showers for 56 years. He is survived by wife Eleanor; daughters Renee Raupp, Marbeth Golden; their husbands, Fred Raupp and Paul Golden; grandchildren Fred and Lauren Raupp, Jeremy and Joy Golden; and brother Louis Showers.
Choosing to forego a full-ride scholarship to Cornell University, he attended Philadelphia Bible Institute, Wheaton College, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Grace Theological Seminary to prepare for a lifelong ministry of studying, teaching at Lancaster Bible College, Philadelphia College of Bible, Moody Bible Institute, Word of Life Bible Institute, and the Institute of Jewish Studies, preaching around the world, and authoring 15 Christian books. His most popular book, “What on Earth is God Doing?” has been published into several languages. After 36 years of ministry with Friends of Israel, he retired at the age of 80.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, colleague, teacher and friend. He will be remembered for making complex Bible concepts simple to understand. His legacy lives on through his books and online sermons.
A memorial service honoring Rennie will be at Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 13, with a family visitation at 10:00 am. The family will also welcome friends on Friday, April 12, 6-8 pm at Calvary Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Friends of Israel, PO Box 908, Bellmawr, NJ 08099 or Word of Life, PO Box 600, Schroon Lake, NY 12870-0600.