Heroes of World Missions

  • Cheryl Susan Justice
    Cheryl Susan Justice, 68, passed away on January 23, 2023. She was born on November 14, 1954, to the late William Homer Ridenour and Charlotte Michael Ridenour. Cheryl has lived in Bradley County since 2012, moving here from Rhea County where her husband pastored the Dayton Church of God (2000-2011). Prior to that she lived …
  • Walter Greiner
    Pastor Walter Greiner passed away in December 2022. The Greiners served in the Holy Land during the 1970s and expanded the Ministry Center on the Mount of Olives. They also ministered in Bethlehem and at Aboud. During their time of leadership, Walter and Elfriede had a great impact on the Christian community and beyond.
  • Dr. Daniel James Vassell, Sr.
    Daniel Vassell was many things, such as a husband, father, grandfather, and Reverend, but one thing was certain: he was a visible representation of joy. You could always feel his presence in the way he lit up a room and welcomed all who graced him because his laughter would radiate contagiously throughout the air. Whether …
  • J. D. Golden
    Reverend J. D. Golden of Letcher, Alabama passed away on November 5, 2022, at the age of 93. He was born June 15, 1929 to parents Oscar and Frances Golden. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Vera, son Jim (Lynn) of Cleveland, TN, grandchildren Jonathan (Ashley) of Cleveland, TN and Mary-Sophia Golden …
  • Priscilla Diane Hersey
    Pricilla Diane Hersey, 80, a resident of Dallas, GA, and formerly of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the home of her daughter in Dallas. She was preceded in death by her parents Otis and Alpha Mae Guthrie and her husband Reverend Bryan Hersey. Priscilla Diane Guthrie Hersey was born June 11, 1942, …
  • Pavel Abashin, We Remember
    World Missions Director Dr. David M. Griffis and Assistant Director Dr. M. Thomas Propes were greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Pavel Abashin, Overseer of Belarus and Siberia, Russia. Having been appointed to serve as overseer in Orel, Russia, in 2000, Pavel also served as vice-overseer to Russia from 2004 until 2008. His …
  • Joseph Kagarama, We Remember
    World Missions Director Dr. David M. Griffis and Assistant Director Dr. M. Thomas Propes express their deepest sorrow at the passing of Joseph Kagarama, Regional Superintendent of Eastern Africa. Since 1988, Joseph served as overseer of Uganda and the Sudan, before becoming the regional superintendent of Eastern Africa in 2008. He pioneered the work of …
  • Sylvia C. King, We Remember
    World Missions Director Dr. David M. Griffis and Assistant Director Dr. M. Thomas Propes extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Sylvia King, wife of former North and Central Africa Field Director Edwin King. She passed away at the age of 83 in Cleveland, Tennessee, on May 17, 2022, at a local residency. A …
  • Jackie Walker Passes Away
    Kings’ daughters were among thy honorable women (Psalm 45:9). World Missions Director Dr. David M. Griffis and Dr. M. Thomas Propes extend their deepest sympathy on behalf of the World Missions Board members and the global World Missions family in the passing on April 24, 2022, of Jackie Walker, wife of World Missions Board member, …
  • We Remember Alpha Lee Carswell; Father-in-law of Grady Murphy
    APRIL 24, 1930 – MARCH 31, 2022 IN THE CARE OF Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home Alpha Lee “Dude” Carswell, age 91, of Lenoir, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Alpha was born April 24, 1930, in Caldwell County to the late Lee and Pansy Porch Carswell.  He is survived by his wife …