Pastor Larry D Latham
August 03, 1952 - October 30, 2021
Pastor Larry D Latham, age 69 of Topeka, left this earth to sit at the feet of Jesus on Saturday, October 30, 2021. A Celebration of Life Service for Pastor Latham will be Saturday, November 13th at 10:00 a.m. (CST) at Fellowship Bible Church 6800 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS.
Pastor Latham was born August 3,1952 in Bergstrom AFB, Houston TX. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Annaniah and is survived by his parents, Peter and Nadine Latham and four siblings. In addition, he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Latham; daughter Jessie Steinlage of Overland Park; daughter, Lesleigh Hodam of Topeka; his two son-in-laws and 7 grandchildren.
Pastor Latham was a humble servant, devoted husband, loving father, gracious papa and loyal friend. Pastor Latham was called into ministry at the age of 30. He received his Associate of Divinity and Associate of Religious Education from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, in Mill Valley, California.
Pastor Latham served as Church Planter with the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board in Sacramento, California and later became a lead pastor for other churches in Kansas. Throughout his time serving in ministry he also spent the majority of his years serving bi-vocationally in the mechanic industry, warehouse management and furniture repair. After retiring in 2018, he continued to serve in pulpit supplying at Lighthouse Bible Church, discipleship ministry and children's music ministry. Larry was passionate about reaching those whom did not know his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He didn't know a stranger and if you met him out in public it would feel as though you already knew him because of the way he loved everyone. Larry has touched countless lives while pastoring, disciplining, leading, mentoring, and friend.
In the most recent years he enjoyed reading, playing pickleball, fishing, playing guitar and spending time with his family.