Robert Brindle ’55

Robert Brindle ’55 died May 18, 2007, following an extended illness. While at Davidson, he enjoyed playing with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. He earned a master of divinity degree in 1958 from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He served as pastor of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Stamping Ground, Ky., and the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church in Midway, Ky., before being called to the Faith Baptist Church in Glen Burnie, Md., as their first pastor. During the 1960s, new Southern Baptist churches were being established in the Northeast, and were affiliated with the Maryland Baptist Convention. The Brindles were asked to serve the South Burlington Baptist Church in Vermont, and moved there in 1966. Bob was appointed a Home Missionary soon thereafter by the national Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He became the director of missions for the northern three New England states, and in 1991 he assumed the role of director of missions for all of New England. He worked closely with various ethnic groups, as Baptist churches were being started in 14 different languages around New England. Following his retirement in 2000, they moved to York and he became a consultant with the Cecil B. Day Foundation, which afforded him the opportunity to provide funding and other resources for churches of many denominations throughout New England. Survivors include his beloved wife of forty-four years, Susan Braden Brindle, 15 Linden Ln., York, Maine 03909-1344; daughters, Janice and her husband, Sam Jones, and their two children, Henry and Everett, of Troy, N.H.; and Jill and her husband, Jeff Ashmen, and their daughter Jackie of Bayville, N.J.; a sister Margaret and her husband, Sandor Horvath, of Grantville, Pa.; sister-in-law, Corine Brindle of Cliffside, N.C. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Brindle.