Dr. Hilton Sutton, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the prophetic Scriptures—including the Book of Revelation—has gone home to be with the Lord. He was 87.
Sutton, founder of Hilton Sutton World Ministries, will be remembered as one of God’s generals, a man of faith, a steadfast believer, and loving father, grandfather and husband.
“On Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at 9:21 p.m., Dr. Hilton Sutton boldly entered the presence of the Lord whom he faithfully served for more than 65 years,” reads a memorial statement on his ministry web site. “He was a true Bible teacher without apology or speculation, loving mentor and father in the faith and he will be profoundly missed.”
Sutton taught Bible prophecy without doom, gloom or speculation. His teachings were edifying and inspired victory, peace, joy and hope, setting believers free from unScriptural fear of the future.
His weekly telecast, "Bible Prophecy Unraveled," is carried by LeSea Television Network, World Harvest Television, Middle East Television, Far East Television, and more than 70 stations including Direct TV and the AT&T Network.
Following his military service during World War II, Sutton studied music at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Upon accepting the call to ministry, he attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Sutton’s Doctorate of Theology is from Cornerstone University in Jerusalem, Israel.
Centreville Bible College of the American Baptist bestowed on Sutton a Doctorate of Divinity for his research, studies, and writing concerning the book of Revelation. An honorary Doctorate of Christian Ministries was bestowed in 1989 by El Seminario Teologico Misionero of Gautemala, C.A.
Sutton was president and CEO of Hilton Sutton World Ministries in Allen, Texas. He was also the leader and senior minister of Christ In You World Outreach based in Uganda, Africa and a member of the executive board of World Ministry Fellowship. He was also an active member of the International Convention of Faith Ministries and Faith Christian Fellowship.
Sutton personally addressed members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States Military, members of the Israeli Knesset and the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He was acquainted with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and was personal friends with President Shimon Peres, Yitzak Shamir, the late Yitzak Rabin, and Menachem Begin.
Sutton has authored numerous books, including a verse-by-verse study of the book of Revelation entitled Revelation Revealed. His other books include Moment’s Notice, The Devil Ain’t What He Used to Be, The Church, The Bride? The Army? The Truth! and Familiar Spirits and Witchcraft.
A memorial service for Sutton is scheduled for Friday, March 2 at 2 p.m. at First Assembly of God in Humble Texas.
[Editor's comment: I am grateful to pastor Malcolm Burton of Spring, TX, for sending me this death announcement and tribute to Dr. Hilton Sutton. He was able to get this news story from Charisma news. I did not personally know Dr. Hilton Sutton, but Mrs. Evelyn I. Springer of Memphis, TN, told me on Wednesday that Dr. Hilton Sutton had conducted prophecy conference in their church, Christian Heritage, in Memphis, TN, many years ago.
Malcolm Burton is a noted writer and was a star reporter for the Houston Chronicle newspaper. He is a graduate of Rice University. He writes a daily devotional message which I read religiously.
Malcolm wrote: "Hilton Sutton was a Classic Pentecostal who never lost touch with his Assemblies of God roots. His ministry crossed man-made lines and is one of the few people I can tell you whom I never heard say a negative word."
Pastor Burton went on to write: "His teaching helped move me into The Word of Faith Movement in the early 1980s. I remember going into a JoJo's Restaurant in Humble, TX and being bowled over by the fact he was there. I was overwhelmed that he took time with me. I had the privilege of interviewing him several times over the years for various secular news organizations when things would flare up in the Middle East. He was always quick to point out his belief that God has destined His church for glory, and not destruction. Believers should always be at peace.
"He was a great man who walked with Kings and Presidents as they sought his opinions on world events. Dr. Sutton leaves a legacy few men can approach."
In closing, let me say that Hugh's News not only serves IPHC Ministries, but the body of Christ worldwide. Therefore, it is in keeping with my stated vision and purpose of Hugh's News that I honor this man of God, one of God's choice servants who taught the Word of God.]
Thu, March 1, 2012
by Hugh Morgan