May 3, 2015
This correspondence is being sent at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams as per our Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake.
It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Joseph C. Gilkey, the Prelate of the Kansas Southwest Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.
Final arrangements are forthcoming. However, we do know that the national home going celebration for Bishop Gilkey will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in Wichita, Kanasas. As the information is given to the adjutancy, it will be forwarded to you in a timely manner. Arrangements can be found here.
The Gilkey family and the entire jurisdiction are in need of our fervent prayers at this 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.
Assistant General Secretary / Records and Archives
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.