PCA Minister Ben Wilkinson Called Home to Glory

Wilkerson was one of the founding members of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) when it was formed in 1973.

Wilkinson was known as a man with a passion for evangelism. Not only did he preach evangelistic services in many churches in the United States, he also promoted mission works throughout the world, and traveled internationally to encourage missionaries. He planted Rock of Ages Presbyterian Mission in Atlanta in 1992 as an outreach ministry.

 

Dr. Harry Bennett (“Ben”) Wilkinson, 83, passed away on January 27, 2016. Wilkinson was born in Gloster, Miss., on July 6, 1932. Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship (PEF), where he had served as executive director from 1973-1995, announced his heavenly homegoing by saying, “Ben is now in the presence of His Lord and Savior.”

Wilkinson graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi (1954), and Columbia Theological Seminary (1957). He was ordained by the North Alabama Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (PCUS), where he served as pastor of Bryson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Ala.; later served as pastor of Georgia Avenue Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. He became an Evangelist with PEF in 1966 and became its executive director in 1973.

Wilkerson was one of the founding members of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) when it was formed in 1973.

Wilkinson was known as a man with a passion for evangelism. Not only did he preach evangelistic services in many churches in the United States, he also promoted mission works throughout the world, and traveled internationally to encourage missionaries. He planted Rock of Ages Presbyterian Mission in Atlanta in 1992 as an outreach ministry.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Ruth; and children Evangeline, William, and Glen.