Services for longtime Grace Brethren pastor Bob Kliewer will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Whittier Community Grace Brethren Church.
Robert Carl Kliewer was born April 26, 1930, in Mountain Lake, MN. The family moved to West Salem OR, around 1935 and then moved to Los Angeles in 1944. He attended Culter Academy, where he was student body president and played varsity football, basketball, and baseball.
He graduated in 1948 and entered the Bible Institute of Los Angeles to prepare for full-time ministry. At BIOLA he was active in varsity basketball, intramural football and music, and worked with the student missionary union and served as president of Biola Men.
Kliewer graduated from BIOLA in 1951 and married Lillian in August of 1952. The newlyweds arrived at their honeymoon cottage at Mt. Hermon only to find it already occupied.
Bob supported his bride in a number of ways in those early years: Fuller brush sales, encyclopedia sales, vacuum cleaner sales, janitor, crop picker, TV repair, truck driver, football coach, and assistant pastor. He attended Talbot Seminary where he sang in the Seminary Quartet
Bob served the Lord for more than 50 years. He was a teacher and coach at Culter Academy in Los Angeles and pastored the following churches:
� East LA GBC- asst pastor for brother Al
� North Long Beach GBC- asst pastor for Dr. George Peek
� Bell- Pastor
� Norwalk GBC- interim Pastor
� West Covina- Pastor
� Greenwood GBC, Modesto- Pastor (started the church)
� Seal Beach GBC- Pastor
� Orange GBC- interim Pastor
� Westminster GBC- Pastor
� Cherry Valley GBC- Pastor
� Rialto GBC- Pastor
� Orange Grove Chapel (Redlands)- Pastor. He also served as president of Linfield School in Temecula.
Bob and Lil were blessed with two beautiful daughters Lynne (Steve) and Jan (Les) and four grandchildren-Drew (Kristi), Rachel, Matthew, & Victoria; and one great grandson, Hayden.
Gott segne dich, Pastor Bob.