Asbury Seminary mourns the passing of Mary Fisher, former assistant professor of biblical theology at Asbury Seminary. Mary was also a journalist, theologian, pastor and missionary, and partner in the gospel. She was beloved by students for her willingness to engage in conversation and for the enthusiasm she brought to teaching. She was instrumental in working with women students.

Mary began her career as a reporter at Brisbane’s Courier Mail and then as a correspondent to China from 1977 to 1987. She left China to become the associate director of missions at Urbana with Intervarsity USA from 1988 to 1994, after which she accepted a role as assistant professor of biblical theology at Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky until June 30, 2003. Afterwards, she returned to Australia as an adjunct lecturer at the Christian Studies Institute at Macquarie University, Sydney. She was also an associate pastor at Sydney Chinese Alliance Church in Rockdale.

We extend deep condolences to Mary’s family and friends and pray God’s deep peace to surround them during this time.