Dr. Jim Mugg, 79, went to be with the Lord July 28, 2014.
He was born Oct. 14, 1934, to Robert E.L. and Betty Mugg, who prayed for a son who would love the Lord and live a life of sharing Biblical truth. Their prayer began to be answered when he was born. Their prayer was fully answered when, even as a grade-school boy, he shared his faith with neighborhood friends using the Wordless Book. He was married for just six days shy of 58 years, to Joyce Terjung Mugg, who survives.
In adulthood, he went on to a life of service spreading the Gospel around the world.
Educational accomplishments included an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College, 1956; master’s of divinity from Northern Baptist Seminary (one year was spent at Grace College); and doctorate of the ministry from McCormick Seminary. He pastored four churches in 25 years in Hortonville, Wis; Belvidere, Ill.; Wyandotte, Mich.; and Springfield, Mo. He also served as interim pastor for Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
In 1983 Global Outreach ministry was formed to send him and his wife Joyce as missionaries to serve in several countries behind the “iron curtain.” God immensely blessed this ministry for the last 31 years.
Also surviving are his two sons, Jeff (and spouse Patrice) and Jerry (and spouse Kristin) Mugg; six grandchildren, to whom he was Pawpaw: Jordan (and spouse Katie) Mugg, Joshua (and spouse Sharon) Mugg, Hannah (and spouse Shawn) Oberle, Emma, Benjamin and Chloe Mugg; and four great-grandchildren: Esther, Corin, Madeline and Miriam Mugg. He was pastor, teacher, brother, brother in law, uncle, cousin, friend and ministry partner to many.
Services celebrating his life of service to his family and Lord will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Memorials to Global Outreach, P.O. Box 4921, Springfield, MO 65808.