Pentecostal Church of Christ, community mourns the loss of beloved Bishop J. Delano Ellis II

The family is requesting “prayer, patience and understanding” as they navigate this difficult time.

CLEVELAND — The Pentecostal Church of Christ and members of the community are mourning the loss of beloved Bishop, J. Delano Ellis II. 

The Church took to social media Saturday announcing that the long-time Bishop had transitioned. 

” As our hearts are overcome with the bittersweetness of this moment, we find comfort in the words of he who now sleep,’ When we get to the Glory, we won’t even remember the pain of this world.’ – Bishop Ellis,” the organization wrote in the social media post. 

A native of Pennsylvania, Bishop Ellis shared the pastorate of Pentecostal Church of Christ with his wife of nearly 40 years, Sabrina Joyce Ellis.

Bishop Ellis received his Bachelor’s degree in History and sociology from Howard University and his Masters Degree in Religious Education from Nazarene Seminary, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Ecclesiology and Episcopacy from Stafford University in London, England.  

Bishop Ellis is survived by wife Sabrina Joyce Ellis, six children, twenty four grandchildren and three great grand children, according to the Church’s website. 

The family is requesting “prayer, patience and understanding” as they navigate this difficult time. 

Funeral arrangements have not yet been released. 

Members of the community took to social media Saturday honoring Bishop Ellis’ legacy and offering their condolences. 

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