Gone to Be With the Lord Report (2018)

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 January 9, 2019.


December 2018

Rev. Barbara Edwards

Deceased: Dec. 11, 2018
Last appointment: missions personnel, Foursquare Missions International

Rev. James Robert Hill

Deceased: Apr. 14, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Central Pacific District

Rev. Stephen LeSare James

Deceased: Dec. 30, 2018
Last appointment: retired; Central Pacific District

Rev. Rafael Torres Sr.

Deceased: Dec. 10, 2018
Last appointment: senior pastor, Lancaster Templo El Oasis Foursquare Church in Lancaster, Calif.


November 2018

Rev. John M. Edgar Jr.

Deceased: Nov. 5, 2018
Last appointment: chaplain, Northeast Atlantic District

Rev. John Loredo

Deceased: Nov.10, 2018
Last appointment: assisting minister, Escondido Christian Center (Escondido Foursquare Church) in Escondido, Calif.

Rev. Glen E. Mickel

Deceased: Nov. 16, 2018
Last appointment: missions personnel, Foursquare Missions International; assisting minister, Westside (Bend Foursquare Church) in Bend, Ore.

Rev. Charles Shaw

Deceased: Nov. 15, 2018
Last appointment: senior pastor, Trinity Faith (Perris Trinity Faith Foursquare Church) in Perris, Calif.


October 2018

Rev. Mary Gribbons

Deceased: Oct. 10, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Heartland District

Rev. Dixie Love

Deceased: Oct. 4, 2018
Last appointment: retired, MidSouth District

Rev. Harold Mansfield

Deceased: Oct. 21, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Northwest District

Rev. Lillian Nelson

Deceased: Oct. 18, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest District

Rev. Wayne Todd

Deceased: Oct. 16, 2018
Last appointment: retired, North Pacific District

Rev. Thomas Wesley

Deceased: Oct. 25, 2018
Last appointment: chaplain, Foursquare Chaplains International


September 2018

Rev. Gay R. Frisinger

Deceased: Sept. 19, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Heartland District

Rev. Carolyn A. Henderson

Deceased: Sept. 16, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Southeast District

Rev. Perry J. McGaffee

Deceased: Sept. 19, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Central Pacific District

Rev. Richard G. Reisner

Deceased: Oct. 3, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Southern California District


August 2018

Rev. Norman Rogers

Deceased: Aug. 8, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Gateway District

Rev. Donald Rudd

Deceased: Aug. 14, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Heartland District

Rev. Kathleen Mericle

Deceased: Aug. 17, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest District

Rev. Helen Millen

Deceased: Aug. 29, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Heartland District

Rev. Herbert Liquidano

Deceased: Sept. 2, 2018
Last appointment: co-pastor, Iglesia Palabra Viva (Lancaster West Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Lancaster, Calif.

Rev. Steve Overton

Deceased: Sept. 2, 2018
Last appointment: senior pastor, Christian Chapel (Moreno Vly Christian Chapel Foursquare Church) in Moreno Valley, Calif.

Rev. Francine Beaser

Deceased: Sept. 3, 2018
Last appointment: assisting minister, Kings Grace Fellowship (Junction City Foursquare Church) in Junction City, Ore.

Rev. Dorothy Gardner

Deceased: Sept. 4, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada


July 2018

Rev. Donnie Eddings

Deceased: Jul. 1, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Southern California District

Rev. Marjorie Kitchell

Deceased: Jul. 31, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest District

Rev. Ralph H. Melton

Deceased: Jun. 18, 2018
Last appointment: assisting minister, Living Way (Columbus Foursquare Church) in Columbus, Ga.

Rev. Frank Schippell

Deceased: Jun. 4, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest District

Rev. Bill Westbrook

Deceased: Jul. 15, 2018
Last appointment: assisting minister, Restoring Hope (Dallas Foursquare Church) in Dallas, N.C.


June 2018

Rev. Gary Bowser

Deceased: Jun. 20, 2018
Last appointment: assisting minister, Harvest Community Church (Concord Northwest Foursquare Church) in Concord, N.C.

Rev. Gaye Egel

Deceased: Apr. 22, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Gateway District

Rev. Bruce Gilbert

Deceased: Apr. 21, 2018
Last appointment: senior pastor, New Hope Fellowship (Rosenberg Foursquare Church) in Rosenburg, Texas

Rev. Jesse Martinez

Deceased: Apr. 21, 2018
Last appointment: senior pastor, First Latin America (Lubbock First Latin Foursquare Church) in Lubbock, Texas

Rev. Melvin Jack Rowe

Deceased: May 22, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Heartland District

Rev. Harold J. Smith

Deceased: May 9, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Northeast Atlantic District

Rev. Henry Tavares

Deceased: May 31, 2018
Last appointment: assisting minister, Word of God Church (Hilo 2 Foursquare Church) in Hilo, Hawaii

Rev. Olan Taylor

Deceased: May 23, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Southern California District


April 2018

Rev. Arnold R. Larum

Deceased: Apr. 1, 2018
Last appointment: retired minister, Foursquare Missions International

Rev. Marvin Price

Deceased: Apr. 3, 2018
Last appointment: retired minister, Southeast District


March 2018

Rev. Ralph Barbour

Deceased: Mar. 17, 2018
Last appointment: chaplain, Disaster Relief Division, Foursquare Chaplains International

Rev. Richard Barraza

Deceased: Jan. 6, 2018
Last appointment: minister in transition, Central Pacific District

Rev. Ben Blakeslee

Deceased: Feb. 28, 2018
Last appointment: senior pastor, Hope Center (Billings Southside Foursquare Church) in Billings, Mont.

Rev. Rose Callans

Deceased: Mar. 20, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Gateway District

Rev. Dorothy Ewalt

Deceased: Feb. 25, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Gateway District

Rev. Ira Frazier

Deceased: Mar. 26, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Southeast District

Rev. Larry Horinek

Deceased: Mar. 20, 2018
Last appointment: senior pastor, Hingham Foursquare Church in Hingham, Mont.

Rev. Haruko Spring Iwata

Deceased: Feb. 28, 2018
Last appointment: senior pastor, San Fernando Valley Japanese Foursquare Church in North Hollywood, Calif.

Rev. Opal Underwood

Deceased: Feb. 27, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest District


February 2018

Rev. Vonitta Guney-Boylan

Deceased: Feb. 19, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Foursquare Missions International

Rev. Wilma Kardokus

Deceased: Feb. 21, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Gateway District

Rev. Sheldon Koch

Deceased: Feb. 24, 2018
Last appointment: senior pastor, Hope Community Church (University Place West Foursquare Church) in University Place, Wash.

Rev. Norman Moon

Deceased: Feb. 27, 2018
Last appointment: senior pastor, River of Life Church (Lakewood North Foursquare Church) in Denver

Rev. Linda Pruitt

Deceased: Feb. 25, 2018
Last appointment: assisting minister, Portland Waterfront Foursquare Church in Portland, Ore.

Rev. Ced Reynolds

Deceased: Mar. 4, 2018
Last appointment: senior pastor, CentrePoint Christian Fellowship (Chino 2 Foursquare Church) in Chino, Calif.

Rev. J.L. Young

Deceased: Feb. 3, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Southeast District


January 2018

Rev. Pauline Aldridge

Deceased: Jan. 28, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Southeast District

Rev. Edna Bolen

Deceased: Dec. 31, 2017
Last appointment: assisting minister, Udall First Foursquare Church in Udall, Kan.

Rev. J.R. Camfield

Deceased: Jan. 23, 2018
Last appointment: senior pastor, Drifter’s Community & Biker Church (El Paso Northeast Foursquare Church) in El Paso, Texas

Rev. Mollie Chaves

Deceased: Jan. 13, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Foursquare Missions International

Rev. Helen Fisher

Deceased: Nov. 30, 2017
Last appointment: retired, Gateway District

Rev. Richard Hatton

Deceased: Jan. 30, 2018
Last appointment: assisting minister, The Rock (Danville Foursquare Church) in Danville, Calif.

Rev. Walter Lunt

Deceased: Jan. 16, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Northeast Atlantic District

Rev. Wade Swinford

Deceased: Jan. 18, 2018
Last appointment: assisting minister, Life Spring (Ridgecrest Foursquare Church) in Ridgecrest, Calif.

Rev. Ray Wilson Sr.

Deceased: Jan. 31, 2018
Last appointment: retired, Pacific Southwest 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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