Former KNCSB staff member Rennie Berry dies

Rennie Berry, former Kansas pastor and KNCSB staff member, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at his home in Weatherford, Texas.

Rennie was born Dec. 23, 1947, in Pahuska, Okla. He graduated from Spearman High School in Spearman, Texas, and received his undergraduate degree from Friends University, Wichita, Kan.

He did extensive graduate study in psychology and religion at Midwestern Baptist Seminary, Mo., with emphasis on ministry.

He was senior pastor at churches in Mulvane and Topeka, Kan., before expanding his ministry as evangelism director for the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists.

Before his retirement, Rennie was administrator for the Alternative School of the Santa Fe South (Charter) Schools in Oklahoma City.

Rennie was deeply committed to his Lord Jesus Christ and sharing that love at every opportunity.

He is survived by his wife, Tina Berry, of the home; one sister, Patsy Crittenden; two sons, Ryan Berry and Jacob Golden; three daughters, Shama Berry, Julie Grohn and Jessica Kemp; three grandsons and seven granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Marie Berry, of Oklahoma City.

A memorial celebration was held Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Southpark Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Pastor Emeritus Leon Wilson was the officiating minister.

Memorials may be sent to the Rennie Berry Scholarship Fund, Santa Fe South Schools, 4825 S. Shields Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73129.