|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1926|
Harrisburg (Philadelphia County)
|Death: ||Jan. 17, 2012|
The beloved R.W. Schambach, has went to be with our Lord Jesus, on January 17, 2012. He shall surly be missed by many who love our Lord Jesus, because he was an inspiration to all who met him in person or saw him on TV. Now God shall truly be happy to have one of his many children at home with Him.
R.W. Schambach, passed away from heart failure Jan. 17, 2012, at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler TX.. He was 85 y.o. and his life was dedicated to the ministry of Jesus Christ. He was born April 3, 1926, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Harry Ellsworth, and Ann Moyer Schambach.
We shall 'not sorrow' nor be saddened because R.W. has gone home with Jesus, but Joyful because we all that are in Christ Jesus shall do the same. It is a joyful time when a believer goes home with the Lord Jesus. Nehemiah 8:10,(NKJV),..."Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10,(Amplified),..."And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold."
R.W. was known for his foot stomping antics of the devils head on the TVs stage! For R.W. was surly an over comer of satan, in the LORD JESUS CHRIST! R.W. was as lively as a preacher/revivalist could ever be as he danced across the pulpit when he preached God's Word. Revelation 12:11,(NKJV), "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death."; Revelation 12:11,(Amplified),"And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing]."
R.W. was truly loved by those who knew or had the opportunity to hear him preach at a revival or church. He was a one of a kind as so many of God's children are uniquely blessed, Without an equal and truly unparalleled in all he did in God's will.
Robert William Schambach, accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he heard an evangelist, C.M. Ward preaching on a street corner. C.M. Ward later ordained Schambach.
Rev. R.W. Schambach, received his formal training at Central Bible Institute in Springfield, Mo., in the 1940s. He apprenticed alongside the then well-known miracle evangelist, A.A. Allen. R.W. served as Bro. Allen's associate for five years.
R.W. Schambach also served his country in World War II. After serving his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a boilermaker on a destroyer in the South Pacific and Asia.
Married to Mary Winifred Schambach, from 1948 until she passed away in 2010. They met while she studied at the Eastern Bible Institute Assemblies of God. They married in 1948. After pastoring in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pa., following the call to ministry, they moved to Tyler in 1982, establishing their home base of Schambach Ministries.
R.W. Schambach ministered with his wife and their daughter, Donna. Donna Schambach currently runs Schambach Ministries, which is located in the family's hometown of Tyler, Texas. R.W. Schambach was known as a tent revivalist who would travel the world holding miracle crusades.
A memorial service was held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Rose Heights Church of God located at 2120 Old Omen Road in Tyler, Texas. He has been privately buried at a graveside place in Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery.
Rev. Schambach was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and one sister.
He is survived by his loving family including his sons, Robert William Schambach Jr. and wife Laura of Bullard, Bruce Allen Schambach of Tyler; daughter, Donna Joy Schambach, also of Tyler; siblings, Ruth Aldridge, Leroy Schambach and Nettie Reitzel; grandchildren, Rachel and Kenny Duay of Tyler, Robert William Schambach III of Austin, Mark and Jessica Myers of Oklahoma City, Okla., Amanda and Rick Worsham of Conroe, Christi Schambach of Houston and Craig Schambach of Tyler. Rev. Schambach is also survived by five great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and by "an unnumbered host of sons and daughters on every continent."
Pallbearers were: Robert W. Schambach II, Bruce Schambach, Robert W. Schambach III, Craig Schambach, Paul Schambach, Kenny Duay, Jonathan Gregori and Wade Eitel.
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Record added: Jul 16, 2013
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