Yesterday, we received the sad news of the passing of Jon Wallace, the sixteenth President of Azusa Pacific University. At the time of his homecoming, Jon was surrounded by Gail and members of his beloved family.
As so many are engaged today in their personal and professional reflections of Jon’s positive impact upon their lives, we also remember him for his decades-long and dedicated service and commitment to the APU community, especially to our students who loved his company, his Christ-like model, and his spiritual mentorship.
Grace and I were deeply appreciative of the gracious welcome Jon and Gail extended to us when we arrived almost two years ago. We clearly recall his authentic kindness, compassion, and tangible love for this University.
We pray that the Wallace family feels the peace and comfort of our Savior as they celebrate Jon’s life and impact.
Additional details on how best to share your thoughts and care for the Wallace family will be forthcoming.
With respect for his life well-lived,
Paul W. Ferguson, PhD, DABT President