The Christian Music Broadcasters community is greatly saddened by the passing of Lee Geysbeek, Compassion International’s Radio Marketing Director. Lee joined their radio team in 2009. Prior to that, he served for 35 years at Cornerstone University (WCSG/Grand Rapids) and departed the station as the Senior VP of Broadcasting.
From the beginning, Lee has been a strong proponent of CMB’s mission and vision. CMB Executive Director, Michelle Younkman, says, “Lee was an extraordinary man. He leaves an amazing legacy. His life was dedicated to loving the Lord, his family, his friends and making an impact on the Kingdom. We are all better for knowing him. All across social media, our community grieves over our loss…”
“Lee has left a legacy for Jesus.”
“One of God’s good ones.”
“Amazing legacy of service.”
“God welcomes home a man who so beautifully reflected him.”
“Lee played a great role in changing the lives of thousands upon thousands of children around the world.”
“Heart and voice bigger and deeper than the Grand Canyon.”
“He taught me the value of taking the high road and the importance of loving my radio listeners with excellence.”
“His absence will literally be felt around the world for years to come.”
“Lee’s face was always transformed by joy even in the midst of exhaustion.”
“He had an enormous heart and even bigger sense of humor.”
“One of the most amazing people I have ever known is hanging out with Jesus today.”
“I am smiling through my tears at all the memories of his kindness, friendship and joy in his family and him Compassion kids he called…’His Kids.’”
“What do you say about someone who God uses to literally change your life?”
“His mark on our industry (and our lives) is indelible.”
“Lee was perhaps the kindest, wisest and most humble man I have ever been blessed to know.”
“Incredibly powerful to see how many people are feeling this loss and the countless many more, especially kids, who have better lives today.”
Jason Sharp, CMB Chairman of the Board, says, “Lee Geysbeek cared more about people than partnerships. More about God’s kingdom than his own. His smile was contagious and his laugh will forever be remembered.”
Lee is survived by his wife, Janice, four adult children and numerous grandchildren. Lee’s memorial service will be on Friday, December 7th at 11am at James Town Baptist Church in Hudsonville, MI. At 9:30am there will be a time to meet with Lee’s family.
Please join us in praying for the Geysbeek and Compassion family.