|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1918|
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1979|
Son of Hoyt Buck and Daisy (Green) Buck. Married Charmian Jacobson, June 13, 1942 in Seattle Washington.
Pastor Buck graduated from Northwest College in Seattle, Washington, and entered the ministry in 1939. He pastored churches in Granger and Yakima Washington, and Gooding Idaho, before coming to Central Assembly of God church in Boise in 1950. Roland Buck was the pastor of Central Assembly of God Christian Life Center, Boise, Idaho, from 1950 – 1979, being ordained through the Assemblies of God.
He is most popular for his leadership, his kindness, compassion, and the stories of a series of Angelic visitations that he had between June 18, 1978 and October 13, 1979. Thousands upon thousands of people have heard and read about the visitations which were recorded in two books.
Surviving him at the time of his death was his wife Chairman Buck of Boise. Three daughters: Sharon White of Boise, Chairman Arnison of Spokane and Marylyn Buck of Boise. One son: Ted Buck of Boise. Three brothers: Alfred Buck of San Diego California, George Buck of Fresno California, and the Reverend Walter Buck of Spokane Washington. Three sisters: Dorothy Garcia of Everett Washington, Margarite Ward of Yakima Washington, Gladys Willoscofe of West Germany, and 6 grand children.
By Jolene Chapman:
The fall and early winter of 1979 seemed difficult for me and I was tempted repeatedly with suicidal thoughts. Duane had been released from prison months earlier and the four of us kids had not been together since before my brother went to prison, so Grandpa Mike decided to surprise my Mother and fly my sister Paula and me in for a family reunion for the New Year. Duane and Mike lived in Denver. We both arrived in time to go to the Watch Night Service at Belk's church in preparation of 1979 giving way to 1980.
After the service, we went to Mom and Dad's and I went downstairs to sleep on the couch by the fireplace. The hands of the clock had rolled on past midnight and it was now January 1, 1980. Mom brought down a book. She handed it to me and sheepishly said, "You can read this if you want to." It was called "Angels on Assignment".
The blue front cover had a picture of something that looked like a shooting star falling down to touch the earth. I had always wanted to see a shooting star. I flipped it over and read the back jacket:
"The light flipped on and I saw what seemed to be two of the largest men I had ever seen. Strong currents of radiation pulsated from them. I started to fall, but was steadied by the strong hand of one of these seven-foot plus beings. IT SOUNDED LIKE HE SAID, ‘I AM GABRIEL,' but it couldn't be…he has not been seen for centuries. Am I seeing things or IS HE REALLY HERE…IN MY HOME?"
Wow, wow, and more wow! Words cannot describe the wonders of this book. The things I read about were things that you could only hope to be true. I came face to face with a Loving God, being in shock and weeping, as I melted in His presence that radiated from the pages.
I thought that "God" gave his children cancers and problems to teach them lessons to make them more spiritual. Different preachers had claimed and taught that idea. I thought that this same "God" was always mad at us and ready to cast us into Hell at the slightest mistake and that He was almost hoping that we would mess-up so He could say, "I told you so." I believed that junk even though I knew John 3:16 stated that God loved everyone and wanted all to accept salvation through His Son.
Since He was so far off in outer space somewhere, how could He be so real? Where did He seem to be through all of the tough times I had faced? He was so different than anything I had ever imagined Him to be! "God is Love" was going to become a new reality in my life.
I could not put the book down and stayed up all night reading it. Somehow, love and healing flowed out of the pages and into my heart, giving me a reason to want to live again. I really was loved and wanted to live so that I could love this "God of Love".
A Sinister Being had been pushing his propaganda for years about the Creator of the Universe. Most people had placed a bad rap on "God" blaming him for everything bad-floods, earthquakes, rapes, murders, cancer, death, child abuse, wars, failure, and famine. You name it, "God" or "Mother Nature" always got the blame for most evil occurrences. Not only that, His Name was just a swear word on the lips of most.
There are almost 300 references to Angels in the Bible. Why had we let people talk us out of what Our Creator had designed for our good? Sure there are fallen angels, extremists in the ditch on one side or the other, and copycats, but how many of us quit eating any food for the rest of our lives just because we had a bad meal, or two or three!
On July 5, 1979, the first book was completed for distribution by Pastor Buck and Charles & Frances Hunter. Eighteen of the 27 angelic visitations are in this book. "Angels on Assignment"
After Pastor Buck went home to be with the Lord in 1979, his daughter wrote about the other angelic visitations that were not recorded in the first book written by the Hunters. "Sequel, ‘The Man Who Talked to Angels' by Sharon White"
"Listen to the Original Angel Sermons by Pastor Buck"
At a Bible Study Pastor Buck held a few days before he died, he shared with those present what he wanted his grave marker say. Not only were his desires granted, but the inscription revealed his legacy:
He inspired the faith of others.
Cloverdale Memorial Park
Plot: Woodlawn Plot 140 Quad 2A
Created by: Jolene Chapman
Record added: Jul 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74172381