Remembering Bob Forrest


The Georgia United Methodist Foundation joins with the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) and many others in thanksgiving to God for the life of Bob Forrest, who died on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

Bob was an integral part of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation since 2008, when he first served as a member of the Board of Trustees. His accomplishments were many, including co-founding the Foundation’s Legacy Ministry Program in 2012. In addition, the Foundation will never forget Bob’s passion for making it financially feasible for Georgia United Methodist students to attend United Methodist-related colleges, universities, and seminaries.

Bob’s beloved wife, the Rev. Martha Forrest, is a retired Clergy Member of the North Georgia Conference. When she turned 75, her friends and family held a combination birthday bash and endowment fundraising event that raised $100,000. In 2013, the Martha Forrest Scholarship Fund established at the UMHEF yielded four $1,000 United Methodist Dollars for Scholars (UMDFS) scholarships.

Bob was a tireless advocate in raising funds and believed these scholarships were a perfect way to give back and support Methodist students, churches, and schools. As a result, he and others consistently added to the Martha Forrest Scholarship Fund. Since 2013, more than 100 United Methodist students have benefited from this scholarship endowment.

The Georgia United Methodist Foundation is grateful for Bob’s faithful witness. We ask that you please keep Martha, their children, and grandchildren in your prayers.

At the family’s request, gifts may be directed in Bob’s memory to the Martha Forrest Scholarship, United Methodist Higher Education Foundation, PO Box 340005, Nashville, TN 37203 or gifts may be directed online here:

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