Dr. Alton A. Gould, ECF Chairman Emeritus, completed his 90 long years life journey and went to be with the Lord on January 5, 2013 around 11:47pm at the F.J. Davey Home, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
Phyllis, his beloved wife for 65 years was by his side. The family decided to hold a celebration in Canada on June 1, 2013 at his 91st birthday.
Please remember his three children and their spouses and children: Gail & Martin Storey; Robert & Sherry; and Sandy & Denny Holloway, in your prayers.
Dr. Gould was born on June 1, 1922. Gave his heart to God at thirteen. Ordained into the Gospel ministry in 1943. Sent to Hunan, China in 1947 as a young missionary.
Left China after two short years of service, due to political change. Married Phyllis Joynt in 1949. Returned to Hong Kong in 1954.
His thirteen years of missionary service in Hong Kong with the support from several Chinese pastors witnessed the opening of 9 churches and 7 Primary Schools with over 3,500 students enrolled each year.
From 1967 to 1975, his dynamic leadership for the children's program in the Philippines led to amazing results.
With the help from the local government, this small program for needy children grew from 750 to over 25,000. He received the Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from the Philippine Christian University in 1975.
Upon his return to North America, he was able to expand certain denominational
missions works and pastored several churches with great success. With Mrs. Phyllis Gould, they were named "Parents of the Year" by the Spring Arbor College, Michigan in 1979.
Dr. Gould was also honored as Alumnus of the Year in 1987 by Aldersgate College,
While in Hong Kong, Dr. Gould baptized Paul Szeto in 1955. In his retirement, Dr. Gould was elected Chairman of ECF International in 1987 where Dr. Szeto has been serving as President of this Global Ministry.
Dr. Gould was invited to preach around the world for the ECF evangelistic and educational opportunities .
After ten years of influential service, Dr. Gould was given the honor as "Chairman Emeritus" for the ECF International. Five books and a DVD had been published for Dr. Gould:
1. The Abundant Life (1987)
2. The Boundless Power of Prayer (1991)
3. Gebet Kennt Keine Grenzen (in German 1992)
4. At Every Bend of the Road (1997)
5. Ambassador of Love (DVD 2004)
6. A Steadfast Hope (2012)
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