Saturday was a somber day for many in the Toledo and surrounding area who gathered at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church to honor the life and legacy of a man who gave his life to the community and individuals who witnessed year after year the love from a true soldier in God’s army, Bishop M. C. McGhee.
Bishop McGhee was one who shared his life with those who were unfortunate, downtrodden, often times neglected by others and pushed aside, as many gave their testimonies as to the real character of this man who left us way too soon. His life was reflected upon from many who remembered him as a father, brother, and stark warrior for the Lord. His brother, Rev. Emmanuel McGhee, shared memories of his relationship with his brother as to how he heard the sermons each Sunday morning before the church heard them. Son, Michael spoke of how great as a father Bishop McGhee was, along with daughter Dorothea Reynolds. Both of which shared fond and great memories growing up with him.
The service of the day was one of much praise, as Bishop Randall Parker, Master of Ceremony, steered the attendees into high praise often times reminding the congregation of the purposeful praise that Bishop McGhee displayed at all times.
The Order of service also included songs of worship by Pastor Bryann Rogers and the Praise Team of Mt. Pilgrim, a musical selection by Lady Debra McCardell, prayer by Dr. Michael Carter, acknowledgments by Lisa Ellis, musical selections by Tiffanie Campbell and Third Generation. The eulogy was given by Pastor Lewis Savage of Lo Salem Baptist Church. Pastor Raymond Bishop, Host, also provided words of inspiration to the family.
The service was one of comfort to the attendees who showed much love and admiration for Bishop M. C. McGhee, a man after God’s heart. We ask that you continue to pray for Mother Erma McGhee and family, along with the Serenity Church Family. Our prayers are that God continues to strengthen you during this time of loss and may his love for you prevail in all things. We celebrate the life of Bishop M. C. McGhee, Sunrise, OCTOBER 24, 1943 - Sunset JUNE 17, 2020......