Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tribute to Deacon Frank Howard

Deacon Frank Howard escaped the prison bars of his body this morning, and took his One-Way Flight to Heaven! Brother Howard was a true original. He was one of the kindest, and most gracious men I ever knew.

His wife, Elva Howard, was the Director of Women's Ministries for the Church of God of Prophecy for more than thirty years, and a powerful, powerful preacher/minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Yet, the "stability" and "rock" in their home was her husband, and she gladly acknowledged his wonderful, wonderful leadership.

Frank Howard was a true spiritual GIANT -- a man who stood tall in life, yet lived and served with humility that is beyond description.

He was a faithful deacon in the Peerless Road Church for many, many years. My father served with him as a deacon at the Wildwood Avenue/Peerless Road church. Frank Howard was his mentor.

Frank Howard was a true prayer warrior. This gentle saint of God knew how to "bombard" Heaven with his prayers, and how to believe God for the answers to all he petitioned.

He knew how to live in the humility and kindness that seems all but forgotten in contemporary society.

His wonderful wife Elva, his precious children Kathy Creasy and Randy Howard, are his great legacy to this world who desperately needs "heroes worthy emulating." Frank Howard was such a hero.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." And this one was precious to God.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The great testimony is that 'Daddy' Frank Howard slept in the Lord. He has kept the faith, he has diligently and faithfully fulfilled his course.
More so he leaves a legacy of godly Children. I pray that God give our Overseer Bishop Randy, and Sis. Kathy the fortitude to bear the loss. And be comforted that we all shall again meet with the LORD in the air where we shall be with HIM eternally.
Pst Cosmas
Lagos, Nigeria