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20 Christian Men Over 80 in 2017



(Listed by Birthday)


"So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation" (Psalm 71:18)



1. Robert Duvall will turn 86 on January 5, 2017. Robert Duvall is a Christian who is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards in his lifetime and won the Academy Award for his performance in Tender Mercies. He lives in his home near The Plaines, Virginia.

2. Henry Slaughter will turn 90 on January 9, 2017. Henry Slaughter is an American southern gospel pianist, singer and songwriter. He has won five Dove Awards.

3. Tony Campolo will turn 82 on February 25, 2017. Tony Campolo is an American sociologist, pastor, author, public speaker and was the former spiritual advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton.

4. Gavin McLeod will turn 86 on February 28, 2017. Gavin McLeod is an American actor and Christian activist who has been on television for six decades. He has been a guest on several variety and religious programs.

5. Roger T. Forster will turn 84 on March 1, 2017. Roger Forster is the leader of the Icthus Christian Fellowship, a neocharismatic Evangelical Christian Church that is part of the British New Church Movement.

6. Paul Rader will turn 83 on March 14, 2017. Paul Rader was the 15th General of the Salvation Army from 1994 to 1999. He served as the President of Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky from 2000 to 2006.

7. Pat Robertson will turn 87 on March 20, 2017. Pat Robertson currently serves as chancellor and CEO of Regent University and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

8. Haddon Robinson will turn 86 on March 21, 2017. Haddon Robinson is the Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching and the senior director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts.

9. Bill Gaither will turn 81 on March 28, 2017. Bill Gaither is an American singer and songwriter of Southern gospel and Contemporary Christian music. In the 1990's he produced the popular Gaither Homecoming Series of videos to spotlight the Southern gospel heritage in Christian music.

10. James Dobson will turn 81 on April 21, 2017. He is an author, evangelical Christian and psychologist. He founded Focus on the Family in 1977 and served as its President until 2003. He currently leads a radio program called Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson. 

11. Pat Boone will turn 83 on June 1, 2017.  Pat Boone is a Christian and an American singer, composer, actor, writer, television personality, and motivational speaker. He had 38 Top 40 hits, sold over 45 million records and has appeared in 12 films.

12. Homer Adams will turn 95 on July 2, 2017. He was the President of Trevecca Nazarene University from 1979 to 1991 and prior to that served as a college professor at Trevecca Nazarene University. He and his wife Beatrice Adams have been married for 72 years and still live in Nashville, Tennessee (Tennessean, July 2, 2014).

13. J.I. Packer will turn 91 on July 22, 2017.  J.I. Packer is an author, theologian, and professor in the Christian reformed tradition. Packer published the best selling Christian book Knowing God in 1973. He is currently serving as the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada.

14. Charles Stanley will turn 85 on September 25, 2017. Charles Stanley is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries.

15. Jimmy Carter will turn 93 on October 1, 2017. Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the United States from 1977-1981 and prior to that the Governor of Georgia from 1971-1975. He continues to teach Sunday School at his home church Maranatha Baptist Church in Plaines, Georgia.

16. Chuck Swindoll will turn 83 on October 18, 2017. Chuck Swindoll is an evangelical Christian pastor, author, and radio preacher. He founded Insight for Living and was the President of Dallas Theological Seminary from 1994-2001. Currently he is the senior pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas.

17. Eugene Peterson will turn 85 on November 6, 2017. Eugene Peterson is a clergy, author, and poet. He has written over 30 books, including the best-selling paraphrase of the Bible called The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language. He currently lives in Montana.

18. Billy Graham will turn 99 on November 17, 2017. Billy Graham is an author, spiritual advisor to US Presidents, and an American evangelist, who founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He held crusades around the world from 1947-2015. He resides at his home near Charlotte, North Carolina.

19. Luis Palua, Jr. will turn 83 on November 27, 2017. He is the founder of the Luis Palua Association. He is an international Christian evangelist who was born in Argentina. He resides near Portland, Oregon.

20. Pope Francis will turn 81 on December 17, 2017. Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He also holds titles as Bishop of Rome and sovereign of Vatican City.

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