Thursday, September 23, 2010
Bishop Kenneth Moales Passes Away of a Massive Heart Attack at Age 65
"Bishop Kenneth H. Moales, known as a man who loved God, his family, church and Kingdom pursuits, departed this life on Monday, September 20th, after he experienced a massive heart attack.
During the weekend of September 18-20, thousands had gathered in Bridgeport and the surrounding areas to celebrate his 65th Birthday. First Lady, Peggy, their three children, 12 grandchildren and one grandchild all took part in the festivities, along with many special friends including Bishop Alfred and Susie Owens, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Vickie Winans, Bishop Albert Jamison, Mr. Quaford Coleman, Bishop Kenneth Dupree and many more.
Bishop Kenneth Moales was a leader of leaders with a strong Davidic anointing. He was the founding pastor of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit formerly the Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love, Bridgeport, Connecticut for 42 years.
He relished the fact that the church began out of a choir rehearsal where God touched his heart and “called” him to preach. His wife, Peggy has been by his side through it all. Although the couple endured many years of struggle, they never gave up!
Bishop Moales was a warrior! In fact, he popularized the “War Cry!” that has become the outcry of the masses who declare “VICTORY in Jesus!”—even in the midst of trying times!
Bishop Moales was the Presiding Prelate of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ (since 1995). Under his guidance, many notable pastors were being nurtured in their ministerial growth, among them, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, who may ascend to the helm of the organization.
Bishop Moales also served on the Executive Board of the Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops, and was lovingly referred to by Bishop J. D. Ellis as “Holy” Moales!
A man of music, Bishop Moales succeeded the Father of Gospel Music, Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey, as President of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, Inc., which celebrated 77 Years of Gospel Music Ministry in Orlando, FL (August 2010). Bishop Moales was intensely proud and protective of the “Dorsey” Convention and he gave it his best to make sure that it continued to flourish.
Bishop Moales was an advisory board member for Gospel Today Magazine. He had been featured in the magazine several times and was a key part of the magazine’s growth and success."
Final arrangements are as follows:
Saturday, September 25, 2010; 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Community & Civic Service (lie in state)
Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love
1243 Stratford Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06607
Sunday, September 26, 2010;
The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, 729 Union Ave, Bridgeport 06607
Morning Worship – 10:00 am
Body lies in state – 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebration of Life Musical – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, September 27, 2010
The Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06601
Body lies in state – 8:00 am
Homegoing Service – 10:00 am
Floral Arrangements: Morton’s Funeral Home, 25 Margaret E Morton Ln, Bridgeport, 06607 203.576.0326
Donations: The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit/Love Christian Academy
What an awesome man of God. Check out this War Cry!
at 2:10 PM