CBN.com - It is with great
sadness that we announce the passing of CBN Board Member Bob Slosser on Friday,
September 13, 2002.
Since joining the CBN staff in the mid-1970s, Bob has
been a key leader, both at CBN and Regent University. He served as President of
Regent University from 1984 to 1990, and was also a member of the Board of Trustees.
After his retirement from the presidency of Regent University, he continued to
serve as President Emeritus and Writer-in-Residence. For a time he was also a
member of the Board of Directors for Operation Blessing International.
served in many roles at CBN over the years, most recently as a regular columnist
for CBN.com. Prior to joining the Internet Department, Bob had served as Senior
Editor of CBN News.
In announcing his death, Dr. Pat Robertson said of him,
"Bob Slosser served on the Board of Directors of CBN since the 1960s, and
was not only a Trustee of Regent University since its founding, but served very
capably and for a time as President of the institution. We know that he is with
the Lord and is no longer in pain, but we are all saddened at the loss of a dear
friend and fellow worker for many years."
In a long and illustrious
career, Bob made an impact on society as an author, journalist, respected educator,
and Christian leader. His many books include, Changing the Way America Thinks,
Reagan Inside Out, The Secret Kingdom with Pat Robertson, Plain
Bread with Ben Kinchlow, Child of Satan/Child of God, A Man Called
Mr. Pentecost with David duPlessis, and The Miracle of Jimmy Carter with
Howard Norton. He also assisted Hugh Downs with a book about elder care in America.
A graduate of the University of Maine, Bob worked as a writer and editor
for several New England newspapers before joining the staff of The New York
Times. He was later an assistant national editor of The New York Times,
a news editor of The New York World-Telegram, and The Sun, and the founding
editor of the National Courier.
He was an active communicator of
the Gospel, as well as a lecturer in journalism and writing. As an Episcopal layman,
he taught and preached before Christian groups of all traditions.
is survived by his wife, Gloria, three daughters, a son, and 11 grandchildren.