In Loving Memory
September 21, 1948 – September 14, 2006
Dr. Chris Bullard, a long-time friend and fellow minister, suffered a heart attack and died suddenly Thursday, September 14. Dan Knight, minister of church life with the Overland Park Church of Christ writes the following:
The Kingdom of God on earth sent one of its warriors home Thursday, September 14, to be part of the heavenly realm. Chris Bullard suffered a sudden heart attack, and died a little after 10 pm.
Chris was a minister at the Overland Park Church of Christ from 1977 to 2000, and the last twenty of those years he served as the Pulpit Minister. He was recognized around the country for his exceedingly excellent gift of teaching and presenting God’s word with clarity and depth.
Chris loved God’s church with an incredible passion. When he left here, he went to work with the Northland Mission Church of Christ in Missouri, and he will be sorely missed by that congregation. Keep them in your prayers. Chris Bullard was also a great friend of ministers. Three of us were with the family at the hospital when he died, and two more showed up shortly thereafter. Chris was a great sympathizer with those who worked full-time for the Lord.
Maxine Bullard, Chris’ wife of 37 years, found out last week that her cancer has returned. Keep her and their children, Jennifer (and her husband and their children), Christopher (and his wife), and Parker in your prayers.
God truly blessed all of us who knew Chris Bullard with the presence of a man of the truest integrity, a man who loved his family deeply, and a man who was willing always to sacrifice himself for the Lord’s work. He will long be remembered as a friend of this congregation.
Our dear brother will be missed by many for a host of reasons. During the time that I lived in Kansas, the encouragement Chris offered very often refreshed me. His scholarship both challenged and led me. His friendship often sustained me. There is no doubt in my mind that his works will long follow after him. I extend my most sincere and heart-felt sympathies to Chris’ family and friends. May you feel and know the presence of the God of all comfort and grace at this time.
UPDATE: It is with sadness that we note that Chris’ beloved Maxine has also gone to her reward. You can read her obituary by clicking here: Maxine Bullard Passes
“…Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. ‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.’” –Revelation 14:13 NIV