Myron Houghton

  • Born: July 26, 1941
  • Died: July 14, 2020
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Myron James Houghton, 78, entered the glorious presence of His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday morning, July 14, 2020 at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny, Iowa, due to complications connected with COVID-19. His funeral service will be held on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Ankeny Baptist Church 2842 SW 3rd St. Ankeny). Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, 2020 also at Ankeny Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are being made by Ankeny Memorial Services of Iowa. Myron will be buried in Schenectady, New York.

Born and raised in Schenectady, New York, to William and Louise Houghton, Myron's relationship with Christ began at the age of nine. After attending a local Bible club, he trusted in Christ's death and resurrection for salvation from sin. He grew in His love for the Lord as a young teen. After dedicating his life to the Lord, he began his Bible training at Moody Bible Institute, where he discovered a special interest in Systematic Theology and decided to pursue further education. That pursuit led to a long list of degrees, including B.A., Pillsbury College; B.D., Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., Grace Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.L.A., Southern Methodist University; M.A., St. Thomas Theological Seminary; Th.D., Concordia Seminary; and finally an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Central Baptist Theological Seminary.
His education was not an end in itself. Rather, "Dr. Myron" was passionate about giving students a comprehensive understanding of Scripture that led to spiritual maturity. He labored diligently to deliver clear and accurate teaching while also modeling the truths of Scripture in his own relationship with God. He began his teaching career at Denver Baptist Bible College (1971-1983) and finished his teaching career at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (1983-2019), where he served as the chairman of the Theology Department. He loved books, reading, words, and especially puns – which also served to keep his classroom lectures engaging and lighthearted. More than that, he loved people and sought out personal connections with students, colleagues, friends, and acquaintances - often treating them to a meal at a local restaurant. His students remember his quick wit, endearing sense of humor, passion for a clear and accurate understanding of the Bible, and a deep love for the Lord. It is hard to fathom the number of lives and ministries the Lord shaped through the life and teaching of Dr. Houghton.
Myron is survived by his twin brother George (Karen) and their children Rebekah and James, and his sister Ginger.
Memorials can be donated to Ankeny Baptist Church (2842 SW 3rd St Pl, Ankeny, IA 50023) or Faith Baptist Theological Seminary (1900 NW 4th Street, Ankeny, IA, 50021) where there is a scholarship in his name. While he will be missed dearly, we rejoice that his faith - and theology - have become sight in the presence of his Savior.

Additional information regarding restrictions due to COVID-19 at Ankeny Baptist Church:
Seating is reduced to 50% of capacity due to COVID-19 and to ensure appropriate social distancing. Overflow seating will be provided onsite with Livestream feed if seating capacity in the auditorium is exceeded. Families must enter together to be seated together. Ushers will seat all guests. Masks are recommended but not required.
By attending this service you are confirming you and all in your family do not have a fever in excess of 99.9 degrees and meet the following criteria:
* no persistent dry cough;
* absence of headache;
* have not been diagnosed with or had contact with someone
who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Temperature screening is available onsite.
The Memorial Service will be Livestreamed (


Condolence & Memory Journal

"Dr Houghton" became "Myron" to me from my time at DBBC and over the next forty-five years. It was also my privilege (before he got his driver's license and the brown Pinto) to drive with Myron to church--and to many, many pleasant meals. Although my theological perspective has somewhat evolved over the years, the foundation of faith in God's saving grace in Christ, the veracity and authority of Holy Scripture, and of Christ's Church as pillar and ground of the Truth that I received from Myron's faithful instruction shall always guide my life. Myron Houghton also became a model for me in my own teaching career, and I shall always be grateful for our association and friendship through God's gracious Providence. Now, his spirit is freed from earthly bondage to see our Lord and Savior face-to-face in Glory, where one glimpse resolves all theologizing into eternal love and thankful praise. Thank You, Lord, for your faithful servant, Myron.

Posted by Wallace Ragan - ME - Student   August 31, 2020

Myron and George were among the nicest people in our 1959 graduation class at Mont Pleasant High School.. Please accept my sympathy.

Posted by Nancy Davis Barney - Classmate   July 25, 2020

Sorry for your loss of your brother. May the knowing you will be reunited in Heaven comfort you at this time
Hugs prayers and love Tina, Tiffany and Vinny.

Posted by Tina McDonald - Clifton park, NY - Family Friend   July 19, 2020


Posted by McDonald - Clifton park, NY - Acquaintance   July 19, 2020

What a wonderful man we had the pleasure of meeting....❤ Rest In Peace dear Myron

Posted by Mario and Anna Filippelli - Ankeny, IA - Neighbor   July 19, 2020

I have many fond memories of time spent with Myron and George during our shared time at Dallas Seminary. I regret that we were unable to maintain contact over the years. I am grateful for the evidence of his wonderful contribution to theological education for many years. May God give his family many happy memories, peace for today, and resurrection hope for tomorrow.

Posted by Stan Fowler - Kitchener - Friend   July 18, 2020

Praying for the Houghton Family

Posted by Troy Rose - Waldorf, MD - Student   July 18, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Myron was a big part of your daily life. May God comfort you during this time.

Posted by Sherry and Scot Rathbun - Saratoga springs, NY - Acquaintance   July 18, 2020