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SBTC founding board member dies

July 9th, 2020 / By: Texan Staff / comments

SBTC founding board member dies

Albert Yukio Kawamoto, 87, a member of SBTC’s inaugural executive board from 1998-2007 died June 24. Kawamoto was born in Hawaii and worked for 29 years at IBM. He also served as a trustee for the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board. 

SBTC Executive Director Jim Richards said of Kawamoto, “Brother Al had great experience in leadership and business practices, and he brought those gifts to his diligent service to the SBTC during its first years. We know that he is rejoicing the presence of the Lord he loved so well. We are grateful for the faithfulness he showed in serving the churches of our convention.” 

He is survived by Kathleen, his wife of 55 years, three children, eight grandchildren and a great granddaughter. His memorial service was held July 13 at the Arlington Park campus of Rush Creek Church in Arlington, Texas.