Warren Clifford Hale was born in Eureka, Kansas on December 20, 1918 to John and Ruth Hale. He was the oldest of four children. When Warren was a teenager, his family moved to Seattle where he finished high school. At this time he also received Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour. After high school, and being called by God to become a pastor, he enrolled in Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon (now Multnomah University). Upon graduation, he moved to Salem, OR where he became a pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church. At this time, on March 20, 1942, he married Susanne Esau. They had their first daughter, Sharon, before moving to Seattle to further Warren’s education at Seattle Pacific College. Their second daughter, Charlotte, was born during this time.
Warren was then pastor to three churches in Washington: Honeydew Community Church, Shelton First Baptist and Winlock First Baptist. In 1968, he and Susanne moved to Nanaimo BC where he served as pastor for nine years. After their ministry in Nanaimo, they moved to Naples, Italy, where Warren was pastor at the Service Men’s Centre for one year. Ministry continued as they moved back to Canada where Warren became pastor at High River Baptist in Alberta before becoming the Minister to Seniors at White Rock Baptist Church. He held this position until retiring from the ministry.
Warren was preceded in death by his wife Susanne, his brother Harold Hale and Lynn Marie and Scottie DeBoer.
Warren leaves a lifetime legacy of faithful service to the Lord. A memorial service will be held at White Rock Baptist Church at 2 pm on September 18, 2014. Please remember Warren’s family and many friends in your prayers.