Foursquare minister and missionary Betty Pritchett went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 20. She was 91.
Betty was born on Sept. 27, 1919, in Lewistown, Mont. She accepted Christ at the age of 16 and attended L.I.F.E. Bible College where she met her husband, Bill. Foursquare founder Aimee Semple McPherson married the couple in 1943 at Angelus Temple, one week before they began their first pastorate in Southern California.
For the next 67 years, Betty and Bill served as Foursquare senior pastors in California and Texas, and as missionaries in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Spain.
After more than 25 years of missionary service, Betty and Bill returned to the United States and accepted an appointment as assistant pastors at The Lighthouse Church in Santa Monica, Calif. Since 1992 they have pastored the Woodland, Calif. Foursquare Church—the same church where Betty received Christ as a teenager.
Betty is survived by her husband Bill, their three adult children Darrell, Linda (Lewie) Richey, and Karen (Bill) Sebastian, 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Son-in-law and Foursquare missionary Lewie Richey says that Betty “gave her life to following Jesus with all of her heart, serving those around her with grace and generosity, and loving all with genuine sweetness and compassion.”
Two services are planned to honor Betty’s life.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, at the New Harvest Foursquare Church, 23 Grand Avenue, Woodland, Calif. A viewing will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m.
On Sunday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m., a service will be held at The King’s Place on the west campus of The Church On The Way, 14800 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, Calif.
A memorial fund in Betty’s name has been established with Foursquare Missions Press; send donations in her honor to 4905 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, Calif.
Please pray for the Pritchett family during this difficult time. Please check foursquare.org for any funeral service updates.