by Robert Earl Houston
Rev. Joe Allen Games, founder and pastor of the Providence Baptist Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who served in that capacity for 44 years, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 4, 2013, at the age of 73.
Pastor Games was born in Smackover, Arkansas, 120 miles from Little Rock. He first felt the call at the age of 17. He founded Providence at the age of 29 with 17 charter members in 1969 and the congregation grew from a living room into a basement into a storefront into a building on Hampton Street and now on 82nd street, where 30 ministries are established.
His homegoing services are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Providence Baptist Church. He held various denominational positions including President of the Baptist Ministers Conference, WHW Conference, President of MICAH (Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope) and in the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Sources: Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel and MICAH websites.