COGIC retired Bishop Reed dies at age 100

February 14, 2013 in Faith Matters by David Waters

Bishop Albert E. Reed, the longest living bishop in the Church Of God In Christ, died Monday at the age of 100.

Reed was ordained a bishop in 1948 by Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, COGIC’s founder. He was pastor of several COGIC churches in six states including California, Montana, Oklahoma, Florida, Texas and Tennessee.

He was a Jurisdictional Prelate for 27 years in the COGIC Montana district before resigning.

Bishop Reed was born in 1912 in Okemah, Oklahoma.  A graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Bristow, Okla., he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Alexander Hamilton School of Business in New York City.  He later earned a doctorate in Theology from Bishops College in Marshall, Texas.

Family and friends will host a wake for Reed from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity COGIC, 5115 Tulane Rd. The official homegoing celebration will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Temple of Deliverance COGIC, 369 G. E. Patterson Ave.

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