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.

COGOP General Overseer's Father Passes Away

Brother Frank Howard (Elva Howard’s husband, and General Overseer R. E. Howard's father) passed away this morning (around 9:15 a.m.).

The family is gathered together this morning to make notifications and arrangements.

We will post this information as soon as it is known.

Please keep the family in your prayers.