April 2, 2020
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints.”
God, who is omnipotent and omniscient, has summoned His Servant, Auxiliary Bishop Veodis Gaines, who transitioned from this life earlier on today. Auxiliary Bishop Gaines served our church faithfully as an Auxiliary Bishop in the Michigan North Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under the leadership of Prelate and General Board Member, Bishop J. Drew Sheard.
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic resulting in local and state restrictions on public gatherings to achieve social distancing, the Gaines family will hold a private memorial service for this valiant soldier of the Gospel. When the restrictions are lifted, a date will be set for a Jurisdictional Memorial Service that will appropriately recognize the godly life and notable achievements of Auxiliary Bishop Veodis Gaines.
During this time of uncertainty, we request the continued prayers as well as acts of emotional and spiritual support for the family. It is with great honor that the National Adjutancy will assist the family and the Michigan North Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction during this most difficult time.
“Blessed be the God, even the father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1:3
Sanctifying the Leader, I Am,
Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.