Dr. Malcolm O. Couch, Jr.
Born on July 12, 1938 in Dallas,
to Malcom O. and Lorraine Barnhill
Couch, Malcom Ollie Couch, Jr.
went home to be with the Lord on
February 12, 2013.
“Dr. Couch was one of the finest
theologians and disciple makers
of our time” said Dr. Tom McCall.
His accomplishments were many: a
news photographer, a producer/director
of Christian films, a radio talk show host, a licensed
private pilot, and the founder and former president of
Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute in Ft
Worth. He was President of Scofield Ministries in Clifton,
and Pastor of Clifton Bible Church. He was also the author
and general editor of over 40 conservative commentaries,
theologies, and prophecy volumes. “Dr. Couch was one of
this generation’s most faithful teachers of God’s Word”
said Dr. Paige Patterson.
During his life time, Dr. Couch made 23 trips to Israel
and the Middle East for tours, research trips, and for the
purpose of producing documentary films about that region
of the world. He was an indefatigable friend of Israel.
Working as a photographer for Channel 8 in Dallas, he
was a key witness in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Mal was in the presidential motorcade a few cars
behind the President and Governor. He saw the rifle barrel
being drawn back inside the window on the sixth floor of
the Texas School Book Depository. His testimony is in the
official publication of the Warren Commission.
He held degrees from: John Brown University, Dallas
Theological Seminary, Wheaton Graduate School, Arkansas
Biblical Graduate School, and Louisiana Baptist University.
Dr. Couch previously taught at the Philadelphia College
of the Bible, Moody Bible Institute, and Dallas Theological
Seminary in the fields of church history, systematic theology,
Biblical Hebrew, and New Testament Greek. “He
passed down a legacy of expository Bible teaching with a
keep-it-simple approach with kindness and steadiness as
only Dr. Couch could do.” said Dr. John Pappas.
Mal always looked forward with great anticipation to his
ultimate home and in being with the Lord whom he served
so faithfully. “His passing makes earth poorer and heaven
richer,” said Dr. Andy Woods.
He is survived by his wife, P. Lacy, children, grandchildren,
great grandchildren, and countless friends.
Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery in Sherman.
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