The General Council of Pastors and Elders regretfully mourns the passing of our esteemed and beloved Chairman, Superintendent Isaiah C. Grover.
Chairman Grover joined the General Council of Pastors & Elders under Elder A.B. Baxter Sr. He has faithfully served through 8 administrations in numerous executive roles of the GCPE. Chairman Grover was elected as Vice Chairman of the council for 4 terms until his elevation to Chairman in 2010.
Superintendent Isaiah C. Grover was born December 27 1925. He was married to Mother Esther B. Grover for 62 years and the father of three daughters.
Superintendent Isaiah C. Grover was saved under the Founding Bishop of Illinois, Bishop William M. Roberts and served faithfully at Illinois’ mother church Roberts Temple COGIC.
Superintendent Grover served under Bishop Louis Henry Ford in First Jurisdiction Illinois in numerous jurisdictional roles.
Superintendent Grover was the Pastor of the St. John Church of God in Christ in Chicago, Illinois for 38 years.
Superintendant Grover is a graduate of Roosevelt University with a Bachelors of Administration degree in Guidance & Counseling. He also earned his Masters Degree in Supervision and Administration from Chicago State University.
Although we know that Chairman Grover has left labor for reward, we will miss him immensely. Please continue to pray for Mother Grover, Missionary Karen Grover and her sisters, the St. John COGIC family and all those whose lives he has positively impacted.
Homegoing Celebration Service Schedule
Sunday July 8th 2012
Local Church Service of Remeberance – 11am
District Observances – 4pm
St. John Church Of God In Christ, 75th & Cottage Grove, Chicago IL.
Monday, July 9th 2012
Jurisdictional Observances – 10 am
St. Paul Church Of God In Christ, 4526 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago IL.
Bishop Ocie Booker, Officiant & Prelate, First Jurisdiction Illinois Church Of God In Christ