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.