|Rev. Dr. George L. Champion, Sr.|
|Rev. Dr. George|
|3:00 - 8:00 p.m.|
|Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church
2525 W. Church Street
Orlando, FL 32805
|St. Mark A.M.E. Church
1968 Bruton Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32805
|Rev. Dr. George L. Champion, Sr., 64, Orlando, FL went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 20, 2008. He was born in Jacksonville, FL. He was a fourth generation African Methodist Itinerant Elder. He was the current Pastor of St. James A.M.E. Church, Sanford, FL. He received his B.S. Degree from Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, FL; M. Div. degree from Turner Theological Seminary at I.T.C., Atlanta, GA, and the honorary D.D. degree from Edward Waters College. Dr. Champion has preached and lectured at many colleges and universities. He was an effective church administrator and ecumenist. He has served as Dean of Turner Theological Seminary at I.T.C., Atlanta, GA, and Dean of the B.F. Lee Seminary in Jacksonville, FL; a member of the Board of Trustees of Edward Waters College; a member of World Evangelism of the World Methodist Council, former director of Department of Worship and Evangelism of the A.M.E. Church. Dr. Champion was a noted evangelist. Over five thousand souls were saved under his preaching. Dr. Champion was a master pastor and builder. He pastored eight charges in Georgia and Florida, including St. Paul, Ft. Pierce, FL and St. Mark, Orlando, FL where he led the church into building a church facility valued at more than one million dollars. Dr. Champion was a member of Theta Phi International Scholastic Society; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Toastmasters International; the N.A.A.C.P.; and “The Rainbow Coalition.” He wrote ten books, including, The Pastor’s Manual of the A.M.E. Church, Volumes I & II; The New Catechism of African Methodism; and Christian Education for the African American Church.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Betty F. Champion; five children, George, Jr., Kevin (Angela), Tymy, Rev. Annie Clara, II (Rev. Robert) and David; sisters, Jessie Dane Jenkins (James)and Patience Mitchell; brother, Lewis G. Champion (Ruth), and 3 grandchildren; Homegoing Celebration will be held Saturday, April 26, 2008, 11 AM at St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1968 Bruton Boulevard, Orlando with Bishop McKinley Young, Presiding Bishop of the 11th Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church, officiating. POSTELL'S MORTUARY Pine Hills Chapel is pleased to provide service for the Champion Family.
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