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Bob Fahey






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Robert E. Fahey (1940-2015) served in the ministry of Jesus Christ with his wife, Evelyn, for 50 years. 

After finishing high school in Cleveland, Ohio, Bob entered General Electric’s Management Apprenticeship Program. He worked for G.E. for three years and then, in 1961, enrolled in Ambassador College, Pasadena, California.

In 1963, he was transferred to Ambassador’s British campus in Bricket Wood, England. He graduated in 1965, was ordained into the ministry and married Evelyn Thomas from Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The couple’s first pastorate was Glasgow, Scotland. Then in 1966 the Faheys were transferred to Melbourne, Australia to pastor the congregations in the states of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Their children Joanna Marie and Jonathan Thomas were born in Melbourne.

In 1969 they were transferred to Johannesburg, South Africa where Bob became Regional Director of Southern Africa. Their third child, Robert Benjamin, was born in Johannesburg. From 1976 to 1978, Bob served as Regional Director for all of Africa. 

Other assignments included Regional Director of Canada in 1980 and of Australia & Asia in 1986. While serving in Australia, he also enjoyed caring for our small congregation in Hong Kong. Bob has also served as an executive assistant to Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong and as pastor of four congregations in and around New York City.

In 1990, Bob and Evelyn returned to their Midwest roots to pastor the Chicago congregation, a post he held for 25 years until his death in 2015.