In Memory

In Memory

Names of deceased Church of God ministers as reported to the Business and Records office of the Church of God International Offices in Cleveland, Tennessee. (Information will be posted for 30 days following the report to Business and Records).

James Lee Miles, Louisville, Ky.

Rev. James Lee Miles, a retired ordained bishop from Louisville, Ky., passed away on November 1, 2018.

Date Reported: March 19, 2019

Alvaro Dionisio Escobar de Leon, El Porvenir, Guatemala

Rev. Alvaro Dionisio Escobar de Leon, an ordained bishop and pastor from El Porvenir, Guatemala, passed away on December 30, 2018.

Date Reported: March 06, 2019

John “David” Kersey, Latta, S.C.

Rev. John "David" Kersey, an exhorter and pastor from Latta, S.C., passed away on March 17, 2019.

Date Reported: March 18, 2019

Cournel H. “Butch” Payne, Richmond, Ky.

Rev. Cournel H. "Butch" Payne, an ordained bishop and pastor from Richmond, Ky., passed away on March 13, 2019.

Date Reported: March 18, 2019

Shirley Jean Brooks, Covert, Mich.

Rev. Shirley Jean Brooks, an exhorter from Covert, Mich., passed away on March 10, 2019.

Date Reported: March 11, 2019

Richard Aker, Jr., Morrow, Ohio

Richard Aker, Jr., a retired ordained bishop from Morrow, Ohio, passed away on March 2, 2019.

Date Reported: March 07, 2019

Robert F, Myers, Sr., Carlisle, Pa.

Rev. Robert F, Myers, Sr., a retired ordained bishop from Carlisle, Pa., passed away on March 4, 2019.

Date Reported: March 06, 2019

Eli Dale Hostetler, Elkins, W.V.

Rev. Eli Dale Hostetler, a retired ordained bishop from Elkins, W.V., passed away on February 26, 2019.

Date Reported: March 05, 2019

Samuel Javin Goude, Chester, S.C.

Rev. Samuel Javin Goude, a retired ordained bishop from Chester, S.C., passed away on March 2, 2019.

Date Reported: March 06, 2019

Edward Joe Varner, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Rev. Edward Joe Varner, a retired ordained bishop from Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on March 3, 2019.

Date Reported: March 04, 2019

Donald R. Goodwin, Fostoria, Ohio

Rev. Donald R. Goodwin, a retired ordained bishop from Fostoria, Ohio, passed away on February 24, 2019.

Date Reported: February 26, 2019

Robert H. Davis, Fairfield, Ohio

Rev. Robert H. Davis, a retired ordained bishop from Fairfield, Ohio, passed away on February 24, 2019.

Date Reported: February 26, 2019

Algreta May Beason, Mascotte, Fla.

Rev. Algreta May Beason, a retired exhorter from Mascotte, Fla., passed away on February 17, 2019.

Date Reported: February 26, 2019

Julia Frances York, Ontario, Ohio

Rev. Julia Frances York, a retired exhorter from Ontario, Ohio, passed away on February 18, 2019.

Date Reported: February 19, 2019

Ralph M. Wood, Erwin, N.C.

Rev. Ralph M. Wood, a retired ordained bishop from Erwin, N.C., passed away on February 14, 2019.

Date Reported: February 18, 2019

Larry W. Watkins, Northport, Ala.

Larry W. Watkins, an exhorter from Northport, Ala., passed away on September 20, 2018.

Date Reported: February 07, 2019

Jackie Wayne Moore, Cleveland, Tenn.

Rev. Jackie Wayne Moore, a retired ordained bishop from Cleveland, Tenn., passed away on February 17, 2019.

Date Reported: February 20, 2019

John Atkins, Bluefield, W.V.

Rev. John Atkins, a retired ordained bishop from Bluefield, W.V., passed away on February 19, 2019.

Date Reported: February 21, 2019

Juan Castro Vega, Puerto Rico

Rev. Juan Castro Vega, a pastor from Puerto Rico, passed away on November 21, 2017.

Date Reported: April 16, 2018

Alec Earl Ward, Seagrove, N.C.

Rev. Alec Earl Ward, a retired ordained bishop from Seagrove, N.C., passed away on March 23, 2018.

Date Reported: March 26, 2018

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