Harry Reeder (1948-2023)

Dear Friends,

It has been an extremely difficult week for GRN Council Members, friends, family, and the wider church after the sudden loss of our dear friend, Rev. Dr. Harry L Reeder III. His lionhearted preaching, engaging teaching, and loving pastoral heart will be deeply missed. Tributes to his life have been pouring out all over the world, and there will be more to come.

Briarwood Presbyterian Church has scheduled the Celebration of Life Service for 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24th. It will be live-streamed on Facebook and at briarwood.org/livestream.

You can read his obituary here: https://obits.al.com/us/obituaries/birmingham/name/harry-reeder-obituary?pid=204545873. In lieu of flowers, the Reeder family requests that gifts be made to the Harry Reeder Scholarship Fund at Birmingham Theological Seminary or the Harry Reeder Memorial Fund at the National Christian Foundation or Westminster Theological Seminary [Philadelphia].

Please continue to pray for Cindy, the entire Reeder family, the Briarwood Church family, and all who mourn this great loss. We thank God that what Harry faithfully proclaimed by faith, he now gloriously beholds by sight.

Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb! (Rev. 7:10)


In the Sure Hope of the Gospel,

Rev. Jon D. Payne