Homegoing Service for Bishop D. Rayford Bell, Saturday, October 5, 2013 Print E-mail


July 9, 1923 - September 29, 2013
In Memory of our Beloved
Dr. D. Rayford Bell

The AWCF is sad to inform the fellowship of the passing of one of the true giants of this Apostolic era. Bishop D. Rayford Bell. He was one of the last members of the original founders of the AWCF. He was a legend in our time.


Bishop D. Rayford Bell went home to be with the Lord while preaching his sermon Sunday at Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church. It is reported that Bishop Bell collapsed just 10 minutes after he began his homily.
Dr. Bell was the pastor and then senior pastor of Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church since 1958. He was also a Chicago Police Department chaplain and the founder of a Chicago Bible College and a church in Joliet. Bishop Bell preached all over the United States and in 50 countries. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday.
Bishop Dennis Rayford Bell was born on July 9, 1923 in Mississippi. In April 1949, Dr. Bell served as Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith from January 1990 - July 2000. He also served as the Overseer of the Executive Board of the Apostolic World Christian Fellowship.
As senior pastor of Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church for 49 years, his motto was "He is Apostolic across the fence, behind the barn and everywhere."
Bishop Bell's life has been one of serving the church and the community. His primary joy was sharing the life and saving grace of Jesus Christ with others. He will forever be missed.

Please note the arrangements for his Homegoing Services.


Visitation:

October 4, 2013
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Lying in State @ Apostolic Faith Church
3823 South Indiana Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60653
(773) 373-8500

Memorial Service:

October 4, 2013
7:00 P.M. @ Apostolic Faith Church
3823 South Indiana Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 6065
(773) 373-8500

Visitation:

October 5, 2013
9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
Lying in Repose @Victory Apostolic Church
Victory Apostolic Church
20801 Matteson Avenue Matteson, Illinois 60443

Homegoing and Celebration of Life Service:

October 5, 2013
10:00 A.M.

Lying in Repose @ Victory Apostolic Church
Victory Apostolic Church
20801 Matteson Avenue
Matteson, Illinois 60443
(708) 283-0383


Please send all Condolences, and Floral Arrangements to:
Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church
14 South Ashland Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60607

Regina E. Brownlow