Lyle Hillegas 1934-2008: Former Westmont College President and El Montecito Presbyterian Church Pastor

Lyle Hillegas has been celebrated as teacher, college president, pastor, and college ministry founder, but it was not these accomplishments that made him large, at least to me, and he would not want them rehearsed here. In his last days, as the tributes poured in, he repeatedly quoted the warning of Jesus to “beware when all men speak well of you.” This was not false humility, but an earnest belief that the part he played in the enrichment of others was as a channel of Christ’s love. more

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