August 8, 2016
This correspondence is being sent at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams as per Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake.
It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Arthur Riley Shields, and Auxiliary Bishop of the Greater Maryland First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. Surrounded by his family and members of the Holy Trinity Church Of God In Christ, at the age of 93, Bishop Shields transitioned at the Northwest Hospital – Randallstown, Maryland at 12:27 a.m. Monday, August 8, 2016.
Let us be in fervent prayer for the family during this most difficult time. If I can assist you further concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to call my office at 501.712.0048.
In His Service,
Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Assistant General Secretary / Records & Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.