Milton Bunker, Caravan’s first general director, passes away at 91
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Clio, Michigan
Milton Bunker, Caravan’s first general director, went to be with the Lord on May 23. A resident of Clio, Michigan, Bunker had given his life in service for Christ. His impact on the children of the Church of the Nazarene through the Caravan ministry will be felt for generations to come.

Bunker gave his heart and life to Christ in 1938, and a year later he was pastor of the Millington, Michigan, Church of the Nazarene. It was in Millington where the first official Caravan club was developed in 1946. Seven years prior, Bunker had been invited by W.W. Clay to help develop a Christian scouting program. Out of this, Caravan was born.

Bunker earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 17. He combined his interest in scouting with his love for Christ and children to accept the position of general Caravan director in 1948. Bunker held this position until 1953.

Each year, children who complete the necessary two-year requirements for the completion of the Caravan Searcher rank are awarded the Milton Bunker Award. In 2007, over 200 children received this award. In the years to come, Bunker’s message and ministry will live on in the lives of boys and girls who receive this award.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28, at the Flint, Michigan, Church of the Nazarene.

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--Children's Ministries