Dr. Weston Bruner
By Henry W. Tiffany
Dr. Weston Bruner was born in Clarkson, [Grayson County] Ky., January 21, 1867, and died in Richmond, Va., April 2, 1950. He received the M. A, and the D.D. degrees from Bethel College, Russellville, Kentucky and the Th. D. from the Southern Baptist. Theological Seminary. He was pastor of Lee Street, Church, Baltimore, Md., 1896-1903; Calvary Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., 1903-1904; Fifth Baptist Church; Washington, D. C., 1904-1909; First Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas, 1909-1910. He was Secretary of Evangelism under the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1910-1917. From 1917-1923 he was pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Raleigh, N. C.; 1927-1928 he was pastor of the Buckhead Baptist Church, Atlanta; pastor of the Port Norfolk Baptist Church, Portsmouth, Va., from 1928 to 1941, when he retired to live in Richmond, Va. He served on the Sunday School Board, the Southern Baptist Hospital Commission and the New Orleans Seminary Board of Trustees.
Dr. Bruner was a skilled, safe and scriptural evangelist, a wise counsellor, a good student and one of the sweetest spirits we have ever known. He loved his Lord, his denomination, his fellow ministers, and was untiring in his efforts to help every good cause. To know him was to believe in him, trust him and rejoice in his Christian fellowship. The churches he served prospered under his leadership, enjoyed peace under his ministry, and developed in missionary fervor and missionary giving. He thought in world terms, by a world map, and was interested in everything pertaining to the advancement
of the cause of Christ. He and his beloved wife were an ideal couple and their home life was beautiful to behold and an inspiration to all who shared it. The world is poorer, but heaven is richer because of his home-going, but we look forward to the renewal of fellowship with him in the eternal home. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his wife and his children. What a rich heritage he left them and what a challenge his life was to all who knew him.
[From The Virginia Baptist Annual, 1950, pp. 218-219. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]
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