Franklin Fowler stands in front of the Baptist hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay, which he founded as a missionary in the South American country from 1947-1956.
Franklin Fowler and three others participate in a mobile medical clinic as part of his work as the International Mission Board’s first medical consultant.
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — Franklin T. Fowler, the first medical consultant for Southern Baptists’ Foreign Mission Board, died Sept. 10 in Richmond, Va., at age 100.
Fowler began serving at the board (now International Mission Board) in 1960 after he and his wife Dorcas had been missionaries in Paraguay and Mexico.
In Paraguay, Fowler founded a Baptist hospital in Asuncion, which continues today under Paraguayan leadership as the Baptist Medical Center, which treats 16,000 patients per month in the nation’s capital.