We are saddened to report that Bandmaster James B. Anderson passed away on the afternoon of Thursday, 28 October 2010 in Dallas, Texas. In a message to the band, Bandmaster Steve Kellner wrote:
Although we all knew this day would come and we rejoice that Jim is no longer suffering, it is sad to see such a warrior for God struck down in his prime, especially so close to the death of another such warrior, Major Dan Delaney. But Jim’s example over the last couple of years is something that will continue to influence all of us profoundly for the rest of our lives. Certainly no man was ever more ready and willing to go if it was the Lord’s will. We would do well to reflect on our own readiness and willingness, both to face death and to live out our faith boldly, as we mourn Jim’s death and celebrate his entry into heaven.
Bandmaster Anderson will be buried by the family in a private ceremony on Friday, 29 October, and a memorial service with Major James Allison officiating, will be held in Dallas on Sunday, 31 October.
Please pray for Christina, Esther, Lois and Tim, and those who will minister to them in the coming days.