Funeral services for Dr. Alan Cairns, 80, born in Belfast, will be held privately today in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, where he and his wife have spent their retirement years.
While ministering in the Free Presbyterian Church in Ulster, he was instrumental in establishing and producing the Let the Bible Speak radio program, a ministry with worldwide influence.
When he assumed the pastorate of Faith Free Presbyterian Church in Greenville, S.C., where he served over 20 years, he continued both his radio and teaching ministries.
He served as the professor of Systematic Theology at Whitefield College of the Bible in Northern Ireland and lectured in what is now Geneva Reformed Seminary in Greenville. Many of his sermon series have been adapted and published in book form, and his Dictionary of Theological Terms has received a wide circulation. He is revered for his Christ-centered focus and gifts of scriptural insight. Dr. and Mrs. Cairns have spent their retirement years in Northern Ireland.
Dr. Cairns is survived by his wife, Joan, son, Frank, and his wife, Whitney, and their children.
You will be blessed to view the following video of Dr. Cairns, speaking on the theme Worthy is the Lamb in Revelation 5:9-13 from Let the Bible Speak in Northern, Ireland, June 2019. This is the latest public offering I could find. If this was his last video, he could not have chosen any better than this to glorify the Lamb.
Gracious Father, as you have taken another of your servants home, we praise you for Dr. Cairns and thank you for your ministry to your people through him. We ask for your comfort and care for Mrs. Cairns, their son, and his family. Fill her heart with the Spirit of Christ your Son, the one who fills us with His grace. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
The Glorified Lamb
Dr. Alan Cairns
LTBS June 2019