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Homegoing of a Saint: Bishop Gordon A. Humphrey, Jr., Chicago, Illinois – UPDATE

by Robert Earl Houston

10675550_10153428703292564_7920888724677080544_nUPDATED, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014 –

Funeral plans / Memorial Concert set for Pastor Gordon Humphrey, Jr.

Members, Friends and Family will have three days to honor the life of Pastor Gordon Humphrey, Jr. of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago and Olivet Baptist Church in Oakland, California.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, December 20, 2014
12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Pastor Humphrey Jr.’s body will lie in state
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago
10540 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60625

Sunday, December 21, 2014
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Memorial Concert will feature gospel artists
from the Chicagoland area
House of Hope
752 E. 114th Street, Chicago, IL 60628

Monday, December 22, 2014
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (doors open at 10 a.m.)
Funeral
House of Hope
752 E. 114th Street, Chicago, IL 60628

Private Burial Immediately Following

One of the most gifted preachers, bishops, pastors, mentors, singers, musician, and recording artists has gone home to be with the Lord. Bishop Gordon A. Humphrey, Jr., pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 14, 2014 he was 60 years old.

Homegoing Services are pending.  Below is a bio which appeared on the website of the congregation he formerly pastored in Oakland, California, which he recently installed a new pastor:

Pastor Gordon A. Humphrey Jr. was born to the proud parent of Gordon Humphrey, Sr. and Helen Humphrey in Ohio. Rev. Humphrey’s father pastored the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois for over 40 years. Rev. Humphrey was reared in the Chicago public school system and later attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. He is accompanied in ministry by his wife Diane and two children, Gordon III and Cha’Rena.

Pastor Humphrey is noted for his prolific urban message that encourages people from all walks of life to give their lives to Christ. He has been the Pastor and visionary of the Olivet Institutional Missionary Baptist Church in Oakland, California for the past 30 years. Rev. Humphrey is in great demand as an evangelist and his ministry has allowed him to preach the Gospel across the entire nation.

Pastor Humphrey is currently the Senior Pastor of 3 churches: Olivet Church, Oakland, CA, Olivet Church, Stockton, CA, and the Shiloh Baptist Church in Chicago, IL

After a brief sabbatical, along with a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, God spoke to Pastor Humphrey regarding the direction for his ministry. Out of this came a new and nonconventional approach to worship that accepts people as they are but challenges them not to stay in the shape they’re in. This was also a time when the Olivet Church began to experience a worship experience that has been implemented in other churches across the country.

Over 20 years ago Pastor Humphrey established “Sunday Night Live,” a service where all are welcome to come and experience the presence of God without condemnation or judgment. This “Come As You Are” service has been modeled by Pastors and churches across the nation. Pastor Humphrey is also the executive producer of the CD entitled, Olivet Oakland, Sunday Night Live! “You’re In The Right Place At The Right Time.” This project has gained national and international recognition for its inspirational and spirit filled tracks.

Pastor Humphrey is a visionary with boldness to proclaim the Word without compromise. He is inspired by God, directed by the Spirit, and passionate about people and their growth. He is forever your servant, Pastor Gordon A. Humphrey Jr.

 

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One response

  1. PASTOR Humphrey, rest in peace, you have done your work.

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