The following obituary appeared in the September 2015 issue of Evangelicals Now
Eventually, he handed in his Equity Card. It was returned to him with the words, ‘You’ll need this again’! Instead, he trained for the ministry in Aberystwyth and in 1961 accepted a call to Pembrokeshire. Of him, Dr Lloyd-Jones said: ‘There’s a man by the name of Trump, Trump, Trumpet and by all accounts he’s busy blowing it!’ He became, reputedly, the first to secede from the English-speaking sector of the Presbyterian Church in Wales, founding Bethany Free Church, Clarbeston Road. In 1982 he was called to Holywell Evangelical Church, North Wales, where MS forced his retirement at the close of 1986.
Dr Trumper served the Protestant Truth Society as Wycliffe Preacher, 1968–85. In 1987 he founded the Vocal Protestants’ International Fellowship, editing Rallying Cry! (later renamed 1521). His mantra – ‘If you are thinking what I am saying, then why not say it?’ – encouraged public witness to the glory of Christ. His books include As Far as to Bethany, They Beheld His Glory, Glory over Calvary, On the Eve of Atonement andBreakfast on the Beach.
Valiant for truth
Peter Trumper died on Sunday morning, 5 July, 2015 and is interred at Bethany Free Church. God made him a powerful preacher, Mr Valiant for Truth, and an intercessor extraordinaire. He began his adult life modelling clothes, but lived it modelling Christ. He loved his wife ‘Maggie,’ his best and longest-serving carer.
Dr Tim J R Trumper, Seventh Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan. www.7thref.org; www.fromhisfullness.com