March 20, 2021
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints.”
God, who is omnipotent and omniscient, has summoned His Server, Bishop George Dallas McKinney, to eternal rest. Bishop McKinney served as Prelate of the Southern California Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. In November 2000, he was elected to the General Board of the Church Of God In Christ and for 20 years he faithfully served in this capacity.
As a renowned author, theologian, and prolific teacher, Bishop McKinney was beloved and endeared throughout Christendom. His voice of wisdom was highly sought out and treasured worldwide.
The protocol of our great church directs the Adjutant General to release Notices of Episcopal Transition only after close consultation with the Presiding Bishop and the family of the deceased. With love and respect we have held close communication with Lady Barbara J McKinney, the widow of Bishop McKinney
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic resulting in local and state restrictions on public gatherings to achieve social distancing, the family will hold a private memorial service for this servant.
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 McKinney family and the Southern California Second 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.
March 23, 2021
The final observations for Bishop George Dallas McKinney, Jr., Pastor of St. Stephen’s Church Of God In Christ, Prelate of the Southern California Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction; and The Distinguished General Board Member of the Church Of God In Christ, will be as follows:
Monday, March 29, 2021 – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
JURISDICTIONAL MEMORIAL SERVICE – 6:00 PM PST
The Legacy Center
875 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, California 92108
(Seating is limited to reserved guests of the family
and Jurisdictional leaders)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Viewing 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM PST
Service 12:00 PM PST
9400 Campo Road, Spring Valley, California 91977
All clergy are asked to wear Class B attire. Physical distancing and government restrictions on gatherings will be observed. Persons should expect their temperature to be taken to determine entry. Entry will be prohibited if personal temperatures fall outside the acceptable range.
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.
During this time of uncertainty, we request your continued prayers as well as acts of emotional and spiritual support for the family.