Obituary & Tributes

David J. Hesselgrave (1924-2018)

"After returning from the mission field, my father accepted a position as professor of missions at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL), where he served for twenty-five years. On various occasions, he was offered opportunities in the business world that would have been significantly more lucrative, financially speaking. But he turned them down to follow a different calling. Though I grieve his passing I rejoice in his life of dedication to the gospel of God’s love through Jesus Christ. Though not wealthy by any means, my parents were generous beyond measure, both to myself and my two siblings; and to the work of the church and missions. They are a prime example of what it means to 'store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy' (Matt 6:20)."

— Ronald P. Hesselgrave, Son

"Longtime TEDS professor and missiologist David J. Hesselgrave dies at 94"
Trinity Communications | May 23, 2018

"Tribute to Dr. David J. Hesselgrave"
Missio Nexus, Marvin J.Newell | May 25, 2018

"Celebrating David Hesselgrave (1924-2018), Missiologist and Professor"
Ed Stetzer | May 22, 2018

"Died: David Hesselgrave, Scholar Who Made Missions Cross-Cultural'
Christianity Today News & Reporting, Kate Shellnutt | May 22, 2018

"David Hesselgrave (1924-2018): A Humble, Missiological Giant"
J. D. Payne | May 22, 2018

"Remembering David Hesselgrave (1924-2018)"
Greg Mathias | July 5, 2018