Noted scholar, professor, minister Frank Pack dies at 82

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December 10, 1998

ABILENE, Texas - Dr. Frank Pack, former professor at Abilene Christian University from 1949 until 1963 and longtime Pepperdine University religion professor, died Dec. 9 of natural causes in Upland, Calif. He was 82.

In 1986, the Pack Distinguished Professorship was established in ACU's Center for Biblical Studies. At Pepperdine, Pack also served as dean of Graduate Studies in Religion, chairman of the Religion Division and he was promoted to distinguished Professor of Religion in 1978.

Pack also has served as a professor at David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Pack has written nine books, more than 300 journal articles and is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Society of Church History and the Evangelical Theological Society.

Along with his academic work, he has served as preaching minister for Churches of Christ in Tennessee, Texas and California. From 1964-1989, he was the preaching minister at the Culver-Palms Church of Christ in Culver City, Calif.

Pack attended Lipscomb and received his B.A. from the University of Chattanooga, his M.A. from Vanderbilt University, and his Ph.D. from USC.

His is survived by his wife of 51 years, Della.

Funeral services for Pack are scheduled for Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Culver-Palms Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Frank and Della Pack Distinguished Professorship Endowment (915-674-2000).

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