The Passing of Dr. Ralph Covell
- Feb 7, 2013
We are saddened to announce that Dr. Ralph R. Covell, who served Denver Seminary for over 24 years as academic dean, professor of missions and senior professor of world Christianity, died on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the age of 90.
Dr. Covell joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 1966 as professor of missions and assumed the role of dean in 1979. He retired from Denver Seminary in 1990.
Before joining the Seminary, he served as a missionary with CBFMS (now World Venture) in China and Taiwan for twenty years. He translated the New Testament into the language of the Sediq, a Malayo-Polynesian people living in the mountains of Taiwan, and continued to be an advisor on the translation of the Old Testament. He also acted as translation consultant for the Bible Societies of Taiwan.
Dr. Covell also served as chairman of the board for Chinese Children Adoption International since 1992, being the longest standing standing board member.In addition, he was a consultant for the Lausanne Movement, on the board of China Partner Inc., and authored numerous books, many based on his experiences in China and Taiwan.
There will be a viewing on Saturday, February 9th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Advantage Funeral at 6425 W Alameda, Lakewood, CO. You can also leave condolences for the family online at the funeral homes website.
A memorial service will take place March 4 at 2:00 pm at Waterstone Church, 5890 S. Alkire St, Littleton CO