Birth: Sep. 11, 1917
Death: Jul. 21, 1991
Henry C. Quiring was born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 11,1917 and went to be with the Lord July 21,1991, in Mesa, AZ reaching the age of 73 years, ten months, and ten days. He grew up and lived with his parents C.P. Quiring on a farm near York, Nebraska. The influence of a grandpa in this young boy's life was great. It is indisputable that Henry's response to Christ first as Savior, and then his response to the call of the ministry had been implanted in those early years when his Grandfather Peter told and retold to him the stories from the "Big Bible with pictures."Later Grandpa Peter gave Henry the Bible and requested Henry to sign a promise that he would some day accept Christ as his Savior and read the Bible. Henry signed the request but postponed his commitment. However, (as he has said so many times) though he thought he was righteous and his good works would suffice he was convicted that he was a sinner, that his good works would not do and that he needed a Savior on hearing at a preaching service Romans 3:22-23, "For there is no difference; for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus."When he was 17 years old he answered God's call into the ministry at a youth rally. Now, all of his aspirations fit that call, whether it was schooling, getting a suitable help-mate, or whatever. Yet, his parents had planned their farm for their only son, and the enticement of making money postponed his answering this call. God answered his prayer for a help-mate for which he had prayed when on October 3, 1937 he and Rose Richert were joined in holy matrimony; for she too, had answered that call before she met him. Saturated with guilt in rejecting God's call, two years later he and Rose packed up and were off to Moody Bible Institute. World War II delayed finishing college and seminary, but pursuing there-after awarded degrees for both of them.
In 1950 Henry and Rose again packed up all their earthly goods and children and moved to Portland, Oregon where he attended Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and where most of his years of pastoring eventuated. While in seminary, Henry pastored University Park Congregational Church. Other churches pastored were: Haley Baptist Church, Boring, Oregon for 6 years; Brush Prairie Baptist Church, Vancouver, Washington for 12 years; First Baptist Church, Bisbee, Arizona for 2 years; First Baptist Church, South Bend, Washington for 1 year. Earlier, between schools, he pastored Larslan M.B. Church in Larslan, Montana for 2 years as well as E.M.B. Church in Henderson, Nebraska (his home church) for 4 years. Henry also taught at Judson Baptist College, Portland, Oregon, and was dean and instructor at Southern Bible Institute, Dallas, Texas for 6 years. At the end of his pastorates, he and Rose taught for one year in the Philippines under CBFMS. After moving to Arizona, he served as visiting minister at Trinity Baptist Church for 5 years.
Henry loved the word of God and above anything else getting it out to people was his most important task. He was occupied in teaching Bible classes and kept himself busy taking as many as he could handle. He loved to read and became very knowledgeable of the Word especially in the last years. The task, now left for us to do, is to make Christ known to people everywhere. Henry loved his family. Having grown up as an only child, he wanted children and God blessed him and Rose with five children, their spouses and ten grandchildren. We grieve his absence from us: his wife, Rose; daughter, Joyce Erickson and husband Dick, their children, Diana, David, and Jonathan, Seattle, Washington; Roger Quiring and wife, Alexis, San Francisco, California; Shirley Rudberg and husband Bill, their children, Todd and Erika, Vancouver, Washington; Eileen Qutub and husband Abe, their children Michelle and Paul Bodin, Beaverton, Oregon; Elizabeth Berry and husband Lyle, their children Aaron, Kirsten, and Peter, Apache Junction, Arizona.
Rose Ann Richert Quiring Middleton (1917 - 2010)*
"Pastor" "He Preached the Word"