Dr. Malcolm O. Couch, Jr.

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Born on July 12, 1938 in Dallas,

to Malcom O. and Lorraine Barnhill

Couch, Malcom Ollie Couch, Jr.

went home to be with the Lord on

February 12, 2013.

“Dr. Couch was one of the finest

theologians and disciple makers

of our time” said Dr. Tom McCall.

His accomplishments were many: a

news photographer, a producer/director

of Christian films, a radio talk show host, a licensed

private pilot, and the founder and former president of

Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute in Ft

Worth. He was President of Scofield Ministries in Clifton,

and Pastor of Clifton Bible Church. He was also the author

and general editor of over 40 conservative commentaries,

theologies, and prophecy volumes. “Dr. Couch was one of

this generation’s most faithful teachers of God’s Word”

said Dr. Paige Patterson.

During his life time, Dr. Couch made 23 trips to Israel

and the Middle East for tours, research trips, and for the

purpose of producing documentary films about that region

of the world. He was an indefatigable friend of Israel.

Working as a photographer for Channel 8 in Dallas, he

was a key witness in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Mal was in the presidential motorcade a few cars

behind the President and Governor. He saw the rifle barrel

being drawn back inside the window on the sixth floor of

the Texas School Book Depository. His testimony is in the

official publication of the Warren Commission.

He held degrees from: John Brown University, Dallas

Theological Seminary, Wheaton Graduate School, Arkansas

Biblical Graduate School, and Louisiana Baptist University.

Dr. Couch previously taught at the Philadelphia College

of the Bible, Moody Bible Institute, and Dallas Theological

Seminary in the fields of church history, systematic theology,

Biblical Hebrew, and New Testament Greek. “He

passed down a legacy of expository Bible teaching with a

keep-it-simple approach with kindness and steadiness as

only Dr. Couch could do.” said Dr. John Pappas.

Mal always looked forward with great anticipation to his

ultimate home and in being with the Lord whom he served

so faithfully. “His passing makes earth poorer and heaven

richer,” said Dr. Andy Woods.

He is survived by his wife, P. Lacy, children, grandchildren,

great grandchildren, and countless friends.

Interment will be at West Hill Cemetery in Sherman.

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