Rev. Dr. Mervil R Stambaugh 1939~2021


Rev. Dr. Mervil R Stambaugh, 82, of Troon Drive, Chambersburg, PA, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in his home.

Rev. Dr. Mervil R Stambaugh
Rev. Dr. Mervil R Stambaugh

Born May 21, 1939 in South Mountain, PA, he was the son of the late Curvin Wilson and Lottie Ellen (Shaffer) Stambaugh.

Rev. Stambaugh was a graduate of Quincy High School with the Class of 1959, received his diploma from Washington Bible College in 1964, B.S. in Biblical Studies in 1983, his M.A. in Biblical Studies in 1987 and his Doctorate of Ministries in 1988.

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He served as Pastor of Indian Springs Bible Church from 1964-1970, co-owned and operated S & A Plumbing, Heating and Electrical from 1970-1988 and Pastored Pond Bank Independent Church from 1988-2018. He also served as Dean and Professor of Theology at Antietam Bible College from 1988-2016 and was one of the co-founders and a professor of Theology for the Fellowship of Bible churches Bible and Pastoral Training Program.

His other accomplishments included being named Who’s Who in the East (1993-1994), Men of Achievement (Cambridge England) in 1995 and publishing his book, “God’s Sands of Time” in 2021.

Rev. Stambaugh was a member of Fellowship of Bible Churches where he served as President for a number of years, Let Some Live Hunting Club and South Mountain Fish and Game Association.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mrs. Terry Paulette (Moss) Stambaugh; foster son, Charles Arnsparger of Mont Alto, PA; one grandchild; four siblings, Richard Stambaugh of Chambersburg, Elizabeth Hartman of Mont Alto, Margaret Kauffman of Chambersburg and his twin, Curvin Stambaugh of Hagerstown, MD; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Cook; and two brothers, Robert Stambaugh and Fred Stambaugh.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Waynesboro Bible Church, 8216 Stottlemyer Road, Waynesboro with the Rev. Dr. Curvin Stambaugh and Rev Dwight Munson officiating.

Burial will follow in Strang’s Cemetery, South Mountain.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm., Monday evening, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 South Broad Street, Waynesboro and one hour prior to the services, Tuesday morning, in the church.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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