Iona Locke Goes Home to be With the Lord

The late Bishop Iona Locke | Facebook/Bishop Iona Locke Ministries

“If you black and in church you know her,” popular online media personality and former pastor, Larry Reid, declared to his audience as he processed the passing of iconic woman preacher and gospel singer, Bishop Iona Locke, on Friday. She was 72.

Family spokesperson Carolyn D. Showell said in a statement on Locke’s Facebook page that the charismatic Pentecostal leader known for her distinctive style of singing and preaching that commanded unwavering attention, died “after a season of sickness.” She did not share her cause of death and Locke’s church did not immediately respond to a request for further comment Tuesday.

“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the Locke Family, Christ Centered Ministries Assembly and the Abyssinia Christ Centered Ministries announce the Episcopal Transition of Her Grace, Presiding Bishop Iona E. Locke. After a season of sickness, God has granted her eternal rest. We rejoice in the confident knowledge that she is at peace with her God,” Showell said of the founder of Abyssinia Christ Centered Ministries in Michigan. “As a General in the Lord’s Church, the dimensions of her assignment have made a sound in this earth that will travel dispensationally through time until we all meet again around God’s throne.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair

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