The Rev. Dr. B. Robert Biscoe, longtime minister

B. Robert Biscoe
B. Robert Biscoe
Posted: February 18, 2014

A man described by family as a "pioneer in the Christian faith," the Rev. B. Robert Biscoe, 88, of Berlin Borough, died of complications stemming from an infection Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Kennedy University Hospital-Stratford.

A former pastor at fundamental Bible churches in Monroeville, Barrington, and Westville, Dr. Biscoe was born in Philadelphia.

While pastor of the Hardingville Bible Church in Monroeville, Dr. Biscoe held "drive-in" services in an effort to attract Shoregoers to listen to his sermons without leaving their cars.

"They had it where they could pull into the parking lot," said his daughter Debbie Eichmann of Williamstown. "They didn't have to get out and be in their Sunday best."

Dr. Biscoe graduated from Overbrook High School and served as an Army paratrooper in World War II, earning a Purple Heart during the Battle of the Bulge, Eichmann said.

He went on to operate a small electrical business before attending the Philadelphia College of Bible, now Cairn University, where he earned a pastoral degree.

After his pastoral services in South Jersey, in 1966, Dr. Biscoe became executive director of the Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches, founded in Atlantic City in 1939.

In 1974, he became financial officer of the Biblical Seminary in Hatfield.

From there, he became executive director of the American Council of Christian Churches in Bethlehem and then a vice president of the Clearwater (Fla.) Christian College.

By the early 2000s, he had returned to New Jersey, and lived in Glassboro for some time. His first wife, Mae, died in 2002.

He met his second wife, Evelyn, through the church community.

In addition to his wife and daughter, Dr. Biscoe is survived by another daughter, Mae Dunckley; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is set for 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Trinity Bible Church, 115 S. Main St., Glassboro, before an 11 a.m. funeral there, with interment in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill.

Donations may be sent to Beginning With Genesis Ministries, 115 S. Main St., Glassboro, N.J. 08028.


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