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John Hugh Banister

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John Hugh Banister

Birth
Thalia, Foard County, Texas, USA
Death
29 Apr 1995 (aged 85)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial
Utopia, Uvalde County, Texas, USA GPS-Latitude: 29.5955734, Longitude: -99.5259933
Plot
Banister grave is just inside the gate and on the right next to the drive.
Memorial ID
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Gospel preacher listed in Preachers of Today, Vol. 1, 1952., p. 26 and Volume 3, 1970. He spoke on the 16th Annual Bible Lectureship at Freed-Hardeman College in 1952.

John H. Banister died on April 29, 1995. He was born April 20, 1910 and had been a resident of Dallas, Texas for 47 years, and a minister of the Skillman Avenue Church of Christ from 1948 to 1971, at which time he took semi-retirement. Brother Banister was well known in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. In the mid-fifties he was instrumental in beginning one of the first Sunday morning weekly religious programs on television, which continued on channel 4, KRLD in Dallas until 1992. Thus, decades passed that John delivered the Bible lessons on that telecast, his face and voice became well-known throughout the metroplex. He made a lasting and eternal impact on the lives of thousands of people. In addition to his pulpit work and TV programs, John carried the gospel not only across America in gospel meetings, but to numerous foreign countries. He preached in Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, and South Africa. He was one of the most able preachers in our brotherhood. John was invited to give the first annual series of Lectures on Preaching at Abilene Christian College (University) in 1951. He was a great student of the Bible, and in his later years he did much daily reading from God's Word. He was married to Marybel Miller on September 22, 1933 in Utopia, Texas. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Bill and John, and one daughter, Joan Thompson, seven grandchildren, and two great grand-children, besides other relatives. The funeral was conducted at the Skillman building May 2, with a long-time friend, Hulen Jackson, conducting the services. Later burial was in the Waresville Cemetery, Utopia, Texas on May 4. John and I had been close friends since we first met in Oklahoma in 1934. I deeply regret that I was out of the city at the time of his passing in a gospel meeting and did not get to share in his memorial service.-- by Perry B. Cotham, Evangelist 1814 Santa Cruz Grand Prairie, TX 75051, The World Evangelist, August, 1995, p.4.

Gospel preacher and debater listed in The Encyclopedia of Religious Debates by Tommy Thrasher. Debates:

_ (Adventist Church); 1939
_ (Adventist Church); 1940
_ (Jehovah's Witnesses); 1941
Gospel preacher listed in Preachers of Today, Vol. 1, 1952., p. 26 and Volume 3, 1970. He spoke on the 16th Annual Bible Lectureship at Freed-Hardeman College in 1952.

John H. Banister died on April 29, 1995. He was born April 20, 1910 and had been a resident of Dallas, Texas for 47 years, and a minister of the Skillman Avenue Church of Christ from 1948 to 1971, at which time he took semi-retirement. Brother Banister was well known in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. In the mid-fifties he was instrumental in beginning one of the first Sunday morning weekly religious programs on television, which continued on channel 4, KRLD in Dallas until 1992. Thus, decades passed that John delivered the Bible lessons on that telecast, his face and voice became well-known throughout the metroplex. He made a lasting and eternal impact on the lives of thousands of people. In addition to his pulpit work and TV programs, John carried the gospel not only across America in gospel meetings, but to numerous foreign countries. He preached in Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, and South Africa. He was one of the most able preachers in our brotherhood. John was invited to give the first annual series of Lectures on Preaching at Abilene Christian College (University) in 1951. He was a great student of the Bible, and in his later years he did much daily reading from God's Word. He was married to Marybel Miller on September 22, 1933 in Utopia, Texas. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Bill and John, and one daughter, Joan Thompson, seven grandchildren, and two great grand-children, besides other relatives. The funeral was conducted at the Skillman building May 2, with a long-time friend, Hulen Jackson, conducting the services. Later burial was in the Waresville Cemetery, Utopia, Texas on May 4. John and I had been close friends since we first met in Oklahoma in 1934. I deeply regret that I was out of the city at the time of his passing in a gospel meeting and did not get to share in his memorial service.-- by Perry B. Cotham, Evangelist 1814 Santa Cruz Grand Prairie, TX 75051, The World Evangelist, August, 1995, p.4.

Gospel preacher and debater listed in The Encyclopedia of Religious Debates by Tommy Thrasher. Debates:

_ (Adventist Church); 1939
_ (Adventist Church); 1940
_ (Jehovah's Witnesses); 1941

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BANISTER
John Hugh
April 20, 1910 - April 29, 1995
Marybel Miller
January 27, 1914 - June 10, 2007
Married September 22, 1933



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