November 27, 2020
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints.”
God, who is omnipotent and omniscient, has summoned His Servant, General Board Member, Bishop Matthew Williams, to eternal rest. As a beloved and endeared Servant of the Lord, the ministry of Bishop Matthew Williams is etched in the life of the Church Of God In Christ.
Bishop Williams served as Pastor of Brown Memorial Church Of God In Christ for more than 35 years. He was consecrated as Prelate of Florida Southwestern Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in 1998. He was appointed Adjutant General in 2005 and served three terms until his election as a member of the General Board of our great church in 2016. He recently served as Interim Prelate of the Northern Mississippi Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic resulting in local and state restrictions, 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 Williams family 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.
December 1, 2020
The final observations for Bishop Matthew Williams, Pastor of the Brown Memorial Church Of God In Christ, Prelate of the Southwestern Florida Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction; Interim Prelate of the Southern Mississippi Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction; the Third Adjutant General and Sixth Leader in Succession of the National Adjutancy; and the The Distinguished General Board Member of the Church Of God In Christ, will be as follows:
PUBLIC VIEWING SCHEDULE
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Brown Memorial Church Of God In Christ
2313 E 27th Ave – Tampa, Florida 33605
BROWN MEMORIAL CONGREGATIONAL VIEWING
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
THE FINAL FAREWELL/COMMITTAL
*There will be no 11:00 AM service on Monday. The even will be scheduled and privately attended by the family.
All clergy are asked to wear your Class B attire and all women will be in black. Due to the CDC guidelines and peaking cases in teh State of Florida, physical distancing and governmental restrictions on gatherings will be observed.
Everyone attending is required to observe the following regulations:
- Wear a mask at all times while on the church premises. You may also wear gloves or other forms of PPE, if desired.
- Refrain from gathering in large groups while on the church premises.
- Refrain from sitting within the sanctuary during the viewing.