Word has been received from Cherry Valley, California, that longtime Grace Brethren pastor Bob Kliewer entered his heavenly home this morning about 2 a.m.
The memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. next Thursday, February 2, at Whittier Community Grace Brethren Church at 11000 E. Washington Blvd., Whittier, CA 90606.
We’ll post details of Bob’s ministry record and his survivors as they become available, but friends indicate that his ministry included pastoral positions at North Long Beach Grace, CA (Assoc Pastor); Seal Beach, CA; Modesto, CA (Greenwood Grace); Westminster, CA; Cherry Valley, CA; and Orange Chapel (his most recent ministry in Redlands, CA).
Bob retired from Cherry Valley church somewhere around 2001 and has been preaching at a small chapel at the location (Edwards Mansion) where he serves as the resident minister for wedding ceremonies.
Bob was exercising back around Thanksgiving when he experienced chest pains and was hospitalized, and then had a stent put in. Since then, doctors said his heart was functioning only at about one-third its normal capacity.
His wife Lil and other family members will appreciate your prayers. Pastor Roy Halberg of the Alta Loma church has faithfully called on Bob during his illness and forwarded e-mail updates so friends around the Fellowship could pray.
Freed from his pain and weakened heart, Bob worships today face-to-face with his Savior and awaits our joining him some day.