John M. Drescher, a prolific author and well-known speaker, teacher, pastor and editor of Gospel Herald, died July 10 in Quakertown, Pa. He was 85.
Drescher authored 37 books, including Why I Am a Conscientious Objector, Seven Things Children Need and Spirit Fruit. He edited Gospel Herald, the Mennonite Church magazine, from 1962 to 1973.
He served as MC moderator from 1969 to 1971 and was a member of the denomination’s General Board.