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OBITUARY

C.T. "Pete" McGuire

February 3, 1929March 15, 2020
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C.T. "Pete" McGuire, pastor and evangelist, died Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Betty Fortune McGuire, and his children and their spouses, John and Susan McGuire, James and Jennell McGuire, Jerry and Lisa McGuire, Mary and Kevin New, Martha and David Boswell. He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren, Aaron and Anne Marie, Audrey and Meggie, Joshua, Amy, Paul and Luke, Jennifer, Lara and Jessie, and 16 great grandchildren.

Born in Huntsville, Texas, on February 3, 1929, C.T. "Pete" McGuire was a graduate of East Texas Baptist University where he met and married his college sweetheart, Betty June. Called to preach as a high school student, his ministry spanned 70 years and several countries around the world. He pastored churches in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, and preached revivals all across the United States and a number of other nations. Pete McGuire led 31 tours to Israel and other Bible lands. He served both as a Bible teacher and tour guide, leading over 1400 pilgrims to walk where Jesus walked. A special recognition was given to him in 1995 from the government of Israel for building bridges of friendship between their nation and America. He later received an Honorary Doctor's degree for his knowledge of Bible lands and people. During retirement he served as interim pastor for many churches in East Texas. However, he considered his greatest accomplishment the building of a Christian home, with his wonderful wife Betty and their five precious children.

Pete will be remembered for his Irishman's love of laughter and love of sharing funny stories from the pulpit and around the dinner table with family and friends. But mostly he will be remembered for his love of God's word, God's people, and his lifelong joy of sharing with others the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Born in Huntsville, Texas, on February 3, 1929, C.T. "Pete" McGuire was a graduate of East Texas Baptist University where he met and married his college sweetheart, Betty June. Called to preach as a high school student, his ministry spanned 70 years and several countries around the world. He pastored churches in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, and preached revivals all across the United States and a number of other nations. Pete McGuire led 31 tours to Israel and other Bible lands. He served both as a Bible teacher and tour guide, leading over 1400 pilgrims to walk where Jesus walked. A special recognition was given to him in 1995 from the government of Israel for building bridges of friendship between their nation and America. He later received an Honorary Doctor's degree for his knowledge of Bible lands and people. During retirement he served as interim pastor for many churches in East Texas. However, he considered his greatest accomplishment the building of a Christian home, with his wonderful wife Betty and their five precious children.

Pete will be remembered for his Irishman's love of laughter and love of sharing funny stories from the pulpit and around the dinner table with family and friends. But mostly he will be remembered for his love of God's word, God's people, and his lifelong joy of sharing with others the gospel of Jesus Christ.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 on Thursday, March 19 at First Baptist Church Garrison, Texas. Visitation will begin at 10:00. Pastors John McGuire/ Mike Barnett will officiate. If you are unable to attend, the service can be viewed at, https://www.facebook.com/pg/Jesus1saves/ . The graveside service will be at Hawkins Cemetery in Hawkins, Texas. Cards and letters can be sent to Betty McGuire at Garrison Nursing Home, 333 FM 95, Garrison, Texas, 75946.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Betty Fortune McGuire, and his children and their spouses, John and Susan McGuire, James and Jennell McGuire, Jerry and Lisa McGuire, Mary and Kevin New, Martha and David Boswell. He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren, Aaron and Anne Marie, Audrey and Meggie, Joshua, Amy, Paul and Luke, Jennifer, Lara and Jessie, and 16 great grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Aaron McGuire, Active Pallbearer
  • Jerry McGuire, Active Pallbearer
  • Luke McGuire, Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin New, Active Pallbearer
  • Jennifer New Boyce, Active Pallbearer
  • John McGuire, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 19, 2020

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Bridgette Knight (Bonnette)

March 21, 2020

I was 8 yrs old when I first heard of Bro. Pete, they were out Soul winning & inviting people to church at Windsor Hills Baptist Church, so that Sunday my parents; Robert & Frances Bonnette, went to church we all 3 got saved & Baptistized, my parents drove a church bus we became very active in church because of Bro. Pete. He knew his Bible from front cover to back cover. He was the best pastor any kid could ask for growing up. Without Bro. Pete & his love of Jesus Christ my parents wouldn’t be in Heaven right now with Bro. Pete and my life would b totally different.

Prayers to your family John & to ur Mom Betty

Glynn Tompkins

March 18, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for your family. What a life and inspiration to Gods work. It's clear to see your Dad prepared you well Bro. John. All our Love...Dianne and Glynn Tompkins.

Carla & David Merritt

March 18, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss! Bro. Pete was a true servant of God! We remember when he would come to McKindree Baptist and be amazed by his knowledge of the word. He could quote whole passages of scripture. We loved hearing Ms. Betty read her poetry, also. He was a wonderful man of God! May God give you peace in the coming days!
Carla & David Merritt
McKindree Baptist, Lufkin, TX

Dr.. Keith Yarbrough

March 18, 2020

To The Family,

I pray that the Lord will continue to bless you with peace and comfort. We must continue to lean on HIM for all of our needs.

Respectfully,

Elder Dr. Keith L. Yarbrough (Pastor)
Bounty Of Blessings Ministry

Cathy Whitaker

March 18, 2020

As young married couple Bro. Pete and Betty came by our apartment in Oklahoma City to invite us to Windsor Hills Baptist Church that started a long and wonderful relationship. We were both saved under his ministry they helped us adopt our children and we went to Israel two times with them. He was such a smart man new his Bible like no one else and loved his people. We were proud to call him our Pastor and even though he left to go into evangelism he was always our Pastor. He will be missed our love to Betty.
Woody and Cathy Whitaker

Al Perry

March 18, 2020

Bro. Pete was introduced to me by my wife. He had baptized my wife when she was a teenager in Douglass First Baptist Church. I came to love him and Betty, as Faye did. As a pastor; I had Bro. Pete for several Bible Prophecy Conferences. He was always a tremendous blessing to our people. Faye and I are honored to call him and Betty our friends. We thank God for every remembrance of him and Betty.

Wendy Holland Rennell

March 18, 2020

Bro. Pete & his family were loved by the people of Douglass First Baptist Church. As a child I admired in wonderment of his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and relished his sermons during Homecoming. In his sermons, he took me to places I had never seen and made the maps of the Holy Land in my Bible become realistic and relevant. Above all though, Bro. Pete's SMILE, JOY, and LOVE were contagious. I saw him on numerous occasions shout with joy from the pulpit but also witnessed him to shed tears of sorrow for the lost or hurting people. Thanking God today for the impact of Bro. Pete McGuire on my life, my Holland family, our community of Douglass, and the world. He was a good and faithful servant of Christ. Much LOVE to the McGuire family as you come together this week to honor and remember your loved one!!

Peggy Clifton

March 17, 2020

Bro. Pete was my pastor growing up. I loved him, respected him, and learned about God from him. He taught me the word of God WELL. I am a pastor's wife today because of his influence in my life. When I was about 9, I came forward during the invitation and Mrs. McGuire lead me to the Lord. Bro. Pete encouraged me to attend Tennessee Temple University. I'm so thankful I did! That's were I meet my husband, Tom Clifton. During our years of ministry I've often been inspired by the McGuires faithful example of Christian service. I treasure the memories of this faithful servant of Christ. "Farewell faithful soldier and Welcome home!"

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Biography

C.T. "Pete" McGuire, pastor and evangelist, died Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Betty Fortune McGuire, and his children and their spouses, John and Susan McGuire, James and Jennell McGuire, Jerry and Lisa McGuire, Mary and Kevin New, Martha and David Boswell. He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren, Aaron and Anne Marie, Audrey and Meggie, Joshua, Amy, Paul and Luke, Jennifer, Lara and Jessie, and 16 great grandchildren.

Born in Huntsville, Texas, on February 3, 1929, C.T. "Pete" McGuire was a graduate of East Texas Baptist University where he met and married his college sweetheart, Betty June. Called to preach as a high school student, his ministry spanned 70 years and several countries around the world. He pastored churches in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, and preached revivals all across the United States and a number of other nations. Pete McGuire led 31 tours to Israel and other Bible lands. He served both as a Bible teacher and tour guide, leading over 1400 pilgrims to walk where Jesus walked. A special recognition was given to him in 1995 from the government of Israel for building bridges of friendship between their nation and America. He later received an Honorary Doctor's degree for his knowledge of Bible lands and people. During retirement he served as interim pastor for many churches in East Texas. However, he considered his greatest accomplishment the building of a Christian home, with his wonderful wife Betty and their five precious children.

Pete will be remembered for his Irishman's love of laughter and love of sharing funny stories from the pulpit and around the dinner table with family and friends. But mostly he will be remembered for his love of God's word, God's people, and his lifelong joy of sharing with others the gospel of Jesus Christ.