90 Year Old Pastor Dies During His Sermon Sunday Afternoon!

A Chicago pastor dies during his sermon Sunday afternoon at Christ Temple Church. Bishop D. Rayford Bell collapsed just ten minutes after he began his homily. He had been pastor and then senior pastor of the church since 1958. He was also a Chicago Police Department chaplain and the founder of a Chicago Bible College and a church in Joliet.

His church says that the 90 year old preacher has preached the Gospel from the street corners of Chicago to 49 states in America, over 50 countries, on all five inhabited continents, and to the isles of the sea. His chief joy continues to be the opportunity to share the life of Jesus Christ with someone. The sentiments of his heart play almost like the lyrics of a song which says, “if I can help somebody as I travel along, if I can cheer somebody with a word or song, if I can tell somebody that he is traveling wrong, then my living shall not be in vain.”RIP Brother Bell!