Pastor Jesse Lee "Bill" Smith, Sr. was born the 7th-day of March 1937, to the late Julia Williams and Willie Smith in Cleveland, MS. he was affectionately known by family and loved ones as "Bill". On May 27, 2018, at 2:45 a.m. Brother Jesse accepted the call of his heavenly Father and peacefully took his place, for his journey here on earth was completed. "Bill" faithfully served over thirty (30) years in the Military Illinois National Guard, 5th Army 179 Regiment Combat Team and retired from Air Liquide as a truck driver.
In 1978 God called Jesse to him to do a work and ministry.
Pastor Jesse was a faithful member of Emmanuel Temple Independent Apostolic Church for approximately 20 years. Thereafter, he began serving as the Senior Pastor of Revelation of Christ Kindom Apostolic Church from 1999 and becoming the Overseer for the ministry until his death.
Pastor Jesse was loved by many and never missed an opportunity to witness his faith to others. Many lives were touched as he was known to be an encourager, prayer warrior and a shepherd after God's own heart. He always took the time to pray for any and everyone who was in need of prayer, as his relationship with God was evident to all. He could always be heard quoting his favorite scripture of Jeremiah 33:3, "Call unto Me and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knoweth not."
His favorite motto was PRAY, Pull Righteousness Around You.
Service arrangements are as followed:
Visitation hours have been set for Friday, June 8, 2018, between the hours of 12-7 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Emmanuel Temple Independent Apostolic Church, located at 7001 I-55 S. Frontage Road, Byram, MS 39272.
Interment will follow at Emmanuel Temple Independent Apostolic Church.
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