Known to most as Pastor Lyle. A brilliant man. In college years he was offered a career opportunity that would have provided Economic fortune. At this crossroads in his life he chose to answer the call of God to ministry, the call to eternal fortune that would be unparalled to earthly fortune. Many came to Christ through his passionate preaching and teaching of the Word of God. Many lives were changed for eternity. Many were loved, mentored, counseled, and entered ministry themselves. Everyone knew him as someone that would speak the truth clearly to you. His passion was to live for Christ with every breath that he had and he was always expressing how grateful he was for God’s blessings, even when he had pain or loss. At 91 years of age he was still praising His Lord praying that his name would soon be called to enter into everlasting life with his Savior.
John Lester Lyle passed from this earthly life on January 18, 2021 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1947, Bob Jones University in 1951. Fuller Seminary in 1955, where he earned his Master’s in Divinity. Reverend Lyle faithfully served God in His ministry for over seventy years, and served as Pastor of temple Baptist Church, of Perris, California for 38 years with his beloved wife, Ruth Martens Lyle, who preceded him in death, April 2006. His daughter Connie Thomas preceded him in death, April 2018. He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Butcher of Utah, and Cathie McElveen of Tennessee, seven grand-children, and twenty- nine great- grandchildren.
A Family Memorial Service was held January 21, 2021 at Eastside Cemetery in Hutchinson, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Vapor Sports Ministries to raise funds for John Lyle West Africa Training & Conference Center fund. VAPOR MINISTRIES is a ministry founded by John Lyle’s grandson, Micah McElveen. Donations can be made at the link below https://www.vaporministries.org/pastorlyle or checks can be mailed to: Vapor Ministries, 338 Talladega Springs Rd. Sylacauga, AL 35151 Note: John Lyle on memo line.
John L. Lyle
January 17, 1930
January 18, 2021