Tribute to a Returned Missionary gone to Glory

PearsonBWRev. David Pearson, age 84 of Aragon, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  David was called to the mission field in 1954 with his beloved wife Betty.  Their ministry was in what was then Nyasaland, but later renamed Malawi by their final time to leave in 2001.

David’s mission ministry trained, equipped, and encouraged believers though out the country.  On a recent trip to Mozambique it was discovered that the Seventh Day Baptist Christians in that country attributed their faith to the ministry of David Pearson.  Workers that had been ministered to by Pearson in Malawi later spread the Gospel across the border into Mozambique.  Today there are over 60 churches and nearly 4000 believers in just that country that looked to Rev. Pearson as the progenitor of their branch of our family in faith.

Bettie served as a teacher and a medical administrator on their mission.  Both of their daughters were born and raised in Malawi.  She authored two books from their experiences in Malawi: “A Hundredfold… Memoirs of Missionary Life in Africa” and “Object Lessons from African Life”.  Bettie was called ahead of David into this new phase of their sixty-two years adventure together with Jesus, when she passed away in November of last year.

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12

Photos from their time together in Malawi can fond on the A Hundredfold Facebook page.


Obituary provided by the family is available at: Scottsboro Funeral Home