Religion: Happy Man

The Rev. Dr. Paul Hutchinson was a rare and happy man; he knew what he wanted to do, and he had the talent to do it with offhand distinction. A minister of the Methodist church, Paul Hutchinson brought the lively and articulate intellect of an exceptionally able journalist to his selected task: "Communicating and commending the Christian Gospel to this age." He was still vigorously communicating when he died last Sunday in Beaumont, Texas of a ruptured aorta at 65.

No single church could confine Paul Hutchinson. Born in Madison, N.J., educated for the ministry at Garrett Biblical Institute and De...