The Rev’d Ioder, who resided in Pekin, Illinois, USA and was Minister of St Martin’s and Padgate Methodist Churches in 1994/1995 as the result of an international Minister exchange programme. Together with his wife Dee, Glenn always kept close links with these Churches and returned to visit on several occasions.
On completion of their Ministry at St Martin’s and Padgate, Glenn and Dee Ioder continued an extremely active and varied international Ministry. It was during one of these international Ministerial arrangements, assisting a Church in Montevideo, Uruguay, by covering for another Minister who was on holiday, that Glenn was taken ill and was taken to the British Hospital in Montevideo, where he passed away on 9th July 2015. Glenn was 91 years old.
Although we are saddened by the passing of a dear friend of St Martin’s and its people, we must also rejoice and thank the Lord for the life of one who devoted his perpetual and entire existence to carrying out the work of our Lord Jesus Christ, by nurturing and taking care of so many Christian people and Churches around the world. The Christian world is certainly a better place as a result of the life of the Rev’d Glenn Ioder.
We also must remember to pray for Glenn’s wife Dee. We must pray that the Lord continues to bring her comfort and the strength to continue His work, especially through music, with which the Lord has afforded Dee a special talent.