A Great Man of God Just Died

This was just sent to my email, it was a shock, we use his books. The counseling, bible degree and others.

The email I just got from our new board member of the College.


  Dr Edward Watke Jr. author of "Biblical Counseling Seminar Materials", obituary
Wati Widjaja
Yesterday, 11:16 PMYou
Hello Dean Danny,

Happy New Year 2017.
Have seen my pic in the Mercy and Truth blog and have received your email for the members of the board. Thanks.

Wile working at my D.Min paper on Biblical Counselling, I have the pdf book from you to read " Biblical Counselling Seminar Materials" written by Dr Edward Watke Jr. in 1992.

I just find out today in the website that Dr Edward Watke Jr, the writer of the 'Biblical Counselling Seminar Materials" which  I am reading and studying at the moment, just passed away on 26 December 2016 on which date also he was born.
Attached is the article of Dr Watke Jr's obituary.
I feel sorry that God called him at the time when I  just to know him from his book.

Wati Widjaja- Australia

This is the man, we use his counseling book in the free college, the student and new female college board member sent this to me. It is odd the women just started the book and saw he just died. Lord bless this man of God .

Edward Frederick Watke (1931 - 2016)
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    "Dr. Watke was a great man and a great servant of God. It..."
    - Steve Moore

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Rev. Dr. Edward F. Watke, Jr., beloved husband of Joyce Watke, and former pastor of Southgate Baptist Church, Augusta, went to be with his Lord and Savior on his 85th birthday. He was born Dec. 26, 1931 in Paxton, Nebraska, the son of Edward F. Watke, Sr, and Ruth (Coleman) Watke, but grew up on a farm near Columbus, Nebraska. He passed away, Dec. 26, 2016 in Augusta.

Dr. Watke was the pastor of Southgate Baptist Church, Augusta, from 1972-1978. During this time he led the church to purchase property, build buildings, enlarge the auditorium and start Southgate Baptist Christian School as the ministry expanded in size and influence. Through his ministry a number of people were themselves called into ministry and today pastor churches throughout the United States.

He graduated from Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska in 1956 and then served in pastoral ministry in churches in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Georgia, and Virginia. After graduate studies at Denver Seminary, he completed a masters and doctorate degree at Golden State School of Theology. He established Revival in the Home Ministries in 1978 and traveled widely preaching and teaching across North America and in many countries in South America and Europe. Known for his Bible teaching and counseling ministry, he published a large number of resources that are available free at watke.org.

He is survived by his sister, Marian Dirks of Tahlequah, OK; his brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Ilene (Hamburger) Watke of Maple Plain, MN; his wife of sixty-four years, Joyce Elma (McMeekin) Watke; two daughters Cynthia Watke, and Connie Watke Moffitt, both of Durham, NC; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Curt and Lou Ann Watke of North Augusta, SC; thirteen grandchildren: Bryan Stalcup of Concord, NC; Brooke Connor of Martinez, GA; Benjamin Stalcup of Gold Hill, NC; John Stalcup of Mountain View, CA; Christina Collier of Knightdale, NC; and Joel Stalcup of Raleigh, NC; Erich Moffitt of Seattle, WA; Bernhard Moffitt of Charlotte, NC; Anneliese Moffitt of Prague, Czech Republic; Tatjana Moffitt of Chicago, IL; Michael Watke of Philadelphia, PA; Matthew Watke and Mark Watke of North Augusta, SC; and twenty-five great, grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Westside Baptist Church in Martinez, Ga on Friday, December 30, 2016 from 7-9 pm, with Services at the church on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 3 pm with Rev. Dr. Robert J. Lehn officiating . Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta, Georgia.~~The Augusta Chronicle--December 28, 2016