Image: Ken Love

Longtime Bay Area Pastor to be Laid to Rest in Chicago

A week ago today, news of the sudden passing of Bishop Gordon A. Humphrey, Jr. swept across the nation. The calls were hard, fast, and for moments unbelievable as we all waited for confirmation.

The giant of man, who seemingly overcame his spinal stenosis condition, and countless months of recovery, continues to demonstrate the wonder-working power of God he preached so passionately about.

August 31, 2014 we joined the Bay Area on the edge of our seats, as the Chicago raised Ohio native facilitated his own succession of the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church (Oakland, CA) to his son in ministry, Pastor Gregory Hunter. The service was heightened by the presence of Olivet-Stockton Pastor, Rev. Jimmy Cox, who himself is a walking miracle following a transplant earlier in the year.

In his own words, Bishop Humphrey marked the succession as elevation not only for Pastor Hunter, but for himself as well.

“I Have Enough to Win” (1 Samuel 17:12-20). Listen below:

[soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

Just a week following his 60th Birthday Celebration, Bishop Bishop Gordon A. Humphrey, Jr. made his final transition Sunday, December 14th, after preaching to the Shiloh Baptist Church family. Even in death, he is teaching and reminding us all that Gods wonders never cease. Well done, Bishop.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Humphrey Family, and congregations of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Olivet Oakland, and Olivet Stockton.

Services are as follows, and will stream live via

Lying In-State at Shiloh Baptist
Saturday, December 20, 2014 // 12pm – 10pm CST
10540 S. Halsted St, Chicago, Il 60628

Wake & Musical Celebration of Life
Sunday, December 21, 2014 // 6pm CST
House of Hope, 752 E 114th St., Chicago, IL

Homegoing Services
Monday – December 22, 2014 // 11am CST
House of Hope, 752 E 114th St., Chicago, IL

Faith in the Bay (Admin)

All things Faith + Family, since 2008.

faithinthebay has 442 posts and counting.See all posts by faithinthebay

Leave a Reply