Gone to Be With the Lord Report (2019)

An updated list of Foursquare credentialed ministers who have recently passed away

We honor Foursquare servants who went to be with the Lord. The following list reflects data compiled through Jan. 4, 2020.


December 2019

Rev. Henriette E. Garley

Deceased: Nov. 17, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest District

Rev. Jim David Bigelow

Deceased: Dec. 4, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Central Pacific District

Rev. John Alan Mitchell

Deceased: Dec. 13, 2019
Last appointment: assisting minister, Grace North Church (Anthem Foursquare Church) in Anthem, Ariz.

Rev. Kelvin L. Boltjes

Deceased: Dec. 21, 2019
Last appointment: senior pastor, Sidney Foursquare Church in Sidney, Neb.

Rev. William F. Hartness

Deceased: Dec. 22, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest District

Rev. Alan C. White

Deceased: Dec. 24, 2019
Last appointment: assisting minister, Horizon (Victoville 2 Foursquare Church) in Victorville, Calif.

Rev. Thomas E. Gordon

Deceased: Jan. 4, 2020
Last appointment: senior pastor, The Edge (Edgewood Foursquare Church) in Edgewood, Wash.


November 2019

Rev. Catherine Brown

Deceased: Oct. 25, 2019
Last appointment: minister in transition, Gateway District

Rev. Eddward Melvin Wadsworth

Deceased: Nov. 1, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Northwest District

Rev. German Francisco Ortiz

Deceased: Nov. 1, 2019
Last appointment: assisting minister, CornerStone Christian Fellowship (Las Vegas 4 Foursquare Church) in Las Vegas, Nev.

Rev. Marilyn Mathews

Deceased: Nov. 10, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Gateway District

Rev. Donald Humble

Deceased: Nov. 22, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Southern California District

Rev. Jean E. Forrester

Deceased: Nov. 22, 2019
Last appointment: pastor emeritus, Gospel Outreach (La Puente Foursquare Church) in La Puente, Calif.


October 2019

Rev. William Dahlquist

Deceased: Oct. 12, 2019
Last appointment: senior pastor, Blue Diamond Foursquare Church in Blue Diamond, Nev.

Rev. Jim Westbrook

Deceased: Oct. 13, 2019
Last appointment: retired, MidSouth District

Rev. Max Owen Flynn

Deceased: Oct. 16, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Southeast District

Rev. Robert Eugene Dean Jr.

Deceased: Oct. 23, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Southeast District

Rev. Lorraine Arcuri

Deceased: Oct. 24, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Southern California District

Rev. Dorothy Jean Furlong

Deceased: Oct. 26, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest District


September 2019

Rev. Arleta Keck

Deceased: Sep. 18, 2019
Last appointment: retired, MidSouth District

Rev. Caroline Uphill

Deceased: Aug. 17, 2019
Last appointment: chaplain, North Pacific District


August 2019

Rev. Daniel Lopez

Deceased: Aug. 1, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest District

Rev. Ellis Ryherd

Deceased: Aug. 13, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Northwest District

Rev. James Ritch

Deceased: Aug. 16, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest District

Rev. Phebe Goldsmith

Deceased: Aug. 24, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Central Pacific District


July 2019

Rev. Estel Ray Littig

Deceased: July. 7, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Gateway District

Rev. Joan Scott

Deceased: July. 12, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Southeast District

Rev. David A. Foran

Deceased: July. 23, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Southeast District

Rev. Porfirio G. Flores

Deceased: July. 23, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Southern California District

Rev. Louis Dambra

Deceased: July. 29, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Southern California District


June 2019

Rev. Kenneth Murr

Deceased: Jun. 1, 2019
Last appointment: retired, MidSouth District

Rev. Shirley Melton

Deceased: Jun. 7, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Southeast District

Rev. Anna Brown

Deceased: Jun. 8, 2019
Last appointment: retired, MidSouth District

Rev. David Talley

Deceased: Jun. 15, 2019
Last appointment: senior pastor, Benton Foursquare Church in Benton, Ark.

Rev. Victoria Hankins

Deceased: Jun. 15, 2019
Last appointment: retired, North Pacific District


May 2019

Rev. David N. Robinson

Deceased: May. 17, 2019
Last appointment: senior pastor, Word of Life (Myrtle Point Foursquare Church) in Myrtle Point, Ore.

Rev. Robert Rufener

Deceased: May. 23, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Central Pacific District


April 2019

Rev. Carl Estill

Deceased: Mar. 31, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest District

Rev. Luke Lang Jr.

Deceased: Apr. 21, 2019
Last appointment: assisting minister, Grace Covenant (Cornelius Foursquare Church) in Cornelius, N.C.

Rev. William Pritchett

Deceased: Apr. 27, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Southern California District

Rev. Leo Sauve

Deceased: Apr. 2, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Northeast Atlantic District

Rev. Roxie Tolle

Deceased: Apr. 10, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Southern California District

Rev. Jack Watkins

Deceased: Apr. 29, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest District


March 2019

Rev. Joan Edgar

Deceased: Feb. 23, 2019
Last appointment: chaplain, Skilled Care; Northeast Atlantic District

Rev. Fred Morrow Jr.

Deceased: Mar. 21, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Southeast District

Rev. Margaret Orewiler

Deceased: Mar. 24, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Heartland District


February 2019

Rev. Chester Burton

Deceased: Feb. 6, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Heartland District

Rev. Jean Darnall

Deceased: Jan. 14, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Southern California District

Rev. Kim Ellithorpe

Deceased: Jan. 29, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest District


January 2019

Rev. John Alummuttil

Deceased: Dec. 11, 2018
Last appointment: retired, MidSouth District

Rev. Chris Boudreaux

Deceased: Nov. 23, 2018
Last appointment: assisting minister, Cornerstone (Houma First Foursquare Church) in Houma, La.

Rev. Jack Christman

Deceased: Jan. 12, 2019
Last appointment: retired, MidSouth District

Rev. Edward Hohberg

Deceased: Jan. 12, 2019
Last appointment: retired, Northwest District

Rev. Joan Sanford

Deceased: Jan. 12, 2019
Last appointment: retired, North Pacific District

Rev. Annie Tucker

Deceased: Jan. 15, 2019
Last appointment: assisting minister, Frazier Mountain Community Church (Frazier Park Foursquare Church) in Frazier Park, Calif.

Rev. David Woodman

Deceased: Jan. 4, 2019
Last appointment: minister in transition, Heartland District

Rev. Willard Wolverton

Deceased: Dec. 28, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Heartland District


If a Foursquare credentialed minister in your life has passed away, and you are looking to notify the central office, please contact us by email.

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