In Memoriam – Nicolaas Hendrik Gootjes (1948-2023)

Monday, August 21, 2023

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On Sunday, August 20, 2023, the LORD took Prof. Nicolaas (Niek) Gootjes from this life and into eternal glory.  He was 75 years old.  As our former Professor of Dogmatics (1989-2008), he is lovingly remembered by our seminary community.  He also served as a pastor in the Netherlands (1976-1980) and as a missionary professor at the Korea Theological Seminary in Pusan (1980-1989). As a faithful servant of the Lord, he dug deeply into the treasures of God’s Word and then expressed the glorious truth of the gospel in his preaching and teaching with precision and conviction. May our heavenly Father comfort his wife, Dinie, and their children and grandchildren at this time.

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, ‘Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ‘Blessed indeed,’ says the Spirit, ‘that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!’” (Rev 14:13).

The funeral will be led by Dr. Cornelis Van Dam and is being arranged through the Kitching, Steepe, and Ludwig funeral home. Please see here for details.