Precious in the sight of the Lord

John E. Ashbrook is with the Lord. Long-time pastor of Bible Community Church in Mentor, OH, he slipped beyond earth and into heaven early this morning.

I was acquainted with him through his son-in-law (one of my best and closest friends) and daughter. His son-in-law planted the church my brother now pastors just a few hours north of us. Through this connection I got to know Dr. Ashbrook a little bit. I got to know him better through his writings. What a blessing to have known him. What glory for him to now be in the presence of our Saviour!

The obituary is here.

An article by another young man he influenced is here.

His publication ministry is here. I am not sure what will happen to this ministry, but perhaps you can still obtain some of his books through them.



  1. Dr. Kevin Hobi will continue the publication of Pastor Ashbrook’s books. Kevin grew up at Bible Community and now pastors in New Hampshire, I believe.

  2. I first met Dr. Ashbrook back about 1975 when he spoke at a conference in Vancouver, BC. A few years later, my wife and I visited his church in Ohio and enjoyed a brief time of fellowship with him. His presence will be sorely missed by those of us who still believe in and practice the Biblical separation he championed. Sadly, the present generation knows little of him or the legacy he has left behind. His influence has been significant in my life. Now, he rests from his labors…this one who was so valiant for the truth!

  3. Brian Ernsberger says:

    Thankfully the truth he espoused live on in his written works which will continue on, so though he be dead yet he speaketh. He will be missed but his legacy lives on. May others step up and fill in the ranks of these who have gone on before us.

  4. john Howard says:

    Thanks Don.