Passing of former CCU president Harvey Bream | Cincinnati Christian University

Passing of former CCU president Harvey Bream

Dear friend and former CCU president Harvey C. Bream, Jr., has gone to be with the Lord on December 1, 2018.  Mr. Bream served as President from May 21, 1970 – May 8, 1986.  Mr. Bream is fondly remembered by alumni for delivering his History of the Restoration Movement speech during Freshman Orientation every year. He had a way of making the stories come to life for students eager to study the Bible and handle the Word accurately.

From Terri Bream’s Facebook post, “His whole life was driven by his desire to preach the Word of God and share the gospel of salvation that only comes through faith in Jesus Christ.”

The CCU family will be remembering the Bream family in prayer during this time of loss.


Mason, OH – 95, faithfully completed his lifetime of service to the Lord and went home on December 1st 2018. A devoted husband and father, brilliant teacher and preacher, and faithful disciple of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, he tirelessly worked for 75 years to spread the Gospel, leading thousands to the Lord. He, along with his beloved wife of 69 years, the late Mary Ann, raised up four children to become deeply rooted in the faith: the late Deborah Fenner, Christine (Rich) Lambert, Harvey III (Lisa), and Scott (Terri). In addition, he is also survived by six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. To send a condolence, visit