June 5, 2014, God called home a faithful servant. Evan Luther Wiggs was born in Columbia, MO to Harris Albert and Reba Laverne Wiggs.
He met and married Susan Knipmeyer during their years at the University of Missouri. She was the love of his life during their forty years of marriage.
Evan earned a Bachelors in Forestry and a Masters in Business Administration. His career in industrial sales brought him to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
He also served as a Sunday school teacher, board member, and youth leader in churches in Missouri, Mississippi, Alaska and Washington.
Evan was a loving and playful husband, father, and grandfather. He found joy spending time with family-cooking his famous biscuits and gravy, babysitting his granddaughter, hiking, backpacking and serving selflessly any way he could.
From particle physics and organic chemistry to the theology and history of church revival, Evan was well read and conversant in a broad range of disciplines. His extensive and influential writings focused on how these subjects related to faith and our relationship with God.
Evan found his true calling as a pastor, counselor, mentor, and international evangelist. He earned a Theology degree, was ordained to serve in the Ridgefield Nazarene Church, and later pastored a home church. Evan spoke to congregations and pastor conferences in Bolivia, Pakistan, Brazil, Argentina, the Philippines, Cambodia and Kenya. His passion was to show others God's love and power to forgive and heal. Evan taught ordinary people how to be powerfully used by God in his book Engines of Heaven.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughter and son-in-law, Katie and Daniel Stark; daughter and son-in-law, Hannah and James Rogers; grandchildren, Ella Stark and Nathan Gage Stark; and sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Greg DeClue.
A celebration of Evan's life is planned for Sat., June 28th, 10:30 a.m., at City Harvest Church in Vancouver.
Evan was a member of The Gideon's International and requested donations be made in his memory.
To send condolences visit Facebook page "Evan Luther Wiggs Memorial Page A Celebration of LIFE" and his online guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on June 15, 2014