In Memoriam: Tom Lowell

NRB | September 7, 2023 | Member News

Tom Lowell, former president and chairman of the board of directors of Trans World Radio (TWR), went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 5.

“Tom Lowell was a faithful Christian leader who continued in service even as he approached the end of life,” said NRB President & CEO Troy A. Miller. “He leaves a remarkable legacy of wisdom and excellence paired with zeal for the Lord.”

“We are deeply appreciative of Tom’s leadership and mentorship over the years,” said current TWR President Lauren Libby in a statement. “Tom was one of the wisest men I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Just a tremendous Christian leader. It’s a great personal loss to all of us in the TWR family.”

Assuming the TWR presidency in 1994, Lowell’s fellow leaders recall his experience, steadiness, and strategic contributions, noting his “multifaceted wisdom – technical, administrative and ministerial” as he shepherded the global organization.

Lowell was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. He committed his life to Christ and married his wife, Glenda, in 1955 while serving with the U.S. Army in the Panama Canal Zone.

Tom began to serve as field treasurer and field director for a major TWR transmitter station while assigned to Bonaire. He subsequently took a position at TWR’s headquarters in Chatham, New Jersey, and later was appointed vice president of international operations and then executive vice president. He served as president of TWR from 1994 until 2002, faithfully executing his vision of sharing the Gospel with the “multitudes” through Trans World Radio.

Lowell is survived by his wife, Glenda, their three sons and one daughter, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A public memorial service has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Wake Chapel Christian Church in Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

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