Beverly LaHaye, Founder Of Concerned Women For America, Dead At 94

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Beverly LaHaye, the wife of the late evangelist Tim LaHaye and founder of Concerned Women for America (CWA), which describes itself as “the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization,” has passed away at the age of 94.

CWA announced LaHaye died Sunday after forming the organization 45 years ago in “response to the feminist movement of the time that she believed did not speak for the majority of American women.”

“Mrs. LaHaye championed the forgotten women of this country, whose voices were not being heard in Washington and in the culture,” Penny Nance, CEO and president of CWA, said in a statement. “Her life is a testament to the impact one woman with a vision and mission can have on the course of history.”

The CWA said LaHaye “testified before Congress on multiple occasions against abortion and policies that dismantle the family and Christian values” and “worked closely with presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush as well as Members of Congress over the years.”

LaHaye was born in Detroit in 1929 and married ministerial student Tim LaHaye – a World War II Army Air Force veteran – a year after meeting him at Bob Jones University.

The couple had three children before relocating to San Diego in 1956 to begin their ministry at the Scott Memorial Baptist Church, according to her obituary.

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