Rev. Dr. Robert E. "Bob" Mayer, 88, of Annville, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Lebanon Valley Home.
He was born on Thursday, July 31, 1930 to the late Arthur Mayer and Esther Mayer nee Strauser in Mt. Caramel, PA. He was a member of Open Door Baptist Church and was a veteran of the Army. He was a "people's pastor" who was loved by his congregations and cared for young and old alike. Robert was a Board Member of Gospel Furthering Fellowship and International Partnership Ministries, lifetime member of American Council of Christian Churches (President & Vice President). He was the founder of Church of the Open Door in 1962 and Lebanon Christian Academy in 1978. Robert also went on mission trips to 5 countries in South America, Africa and India.
Surviving are wife Lois E. Mayer nee Bullock; daughter Julie A. spouse of Kevin Koons; son Rev. Michael J. spouse of Cindy Mayer; grandchildren Michael J. Mayer, Jr., Kristel Rynard, Melissa Leeper, Nathan Koons, Brian Koons, Adam Koons; great grandchildren Wyatt, Landen, Mark, Isaiah, Hannah; several nieces and nephews; special family member Dianne L. Buchmoyer.
Viewing will be on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Open Door Baptist Church, 875 Academy Drive, Lebanon.
Services will be on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM at the church.
Burial will be at St. Andrews United Methodist Church Sacrament, Valley View, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:00AM.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Christian Academy- Scholarship Fund, 875 Academy Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042, Gospel Furthering Fellowship, 221 Hamilton Avenue, Myerstown PA 17067 or International
Partnership Ministries, 100 Spring Ave., Hanover, PA 17331.
For more information, to order flowers, or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.christmansfuneralhome.com