The Right Reverend Grant Lynn Ford from this experience of life to the next, on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
He was born to Richard J. and Katherine T. (Scheideman) Ford in Faloma, Oregon on April 2, 1939, and he would have been 80 years old next month.
We will miss our friend, and as he would want, we also rejoice in the knowledge that his journey is not over but continues on another plane. He will undoubtedly keep us in his prayers in realms beyond, and we will remember him in ours.
Grant occupied multiple sacred spaces: Pentecostal, Sacramental, and New Thought. He blended them with joy and offered his hybrid spirituality freely to all who might benefit. Even in his rehab facility, he was offering prayer and pastoral guidance to the staff even as he tickled them with one liners and mirthful zingers.
He continued to be proud of Sunshine Cathedral. He was the pastor of the Cathedral for 22 years and after moving to Northern Florida and then Texas, he returned home to Ft Lauderdale and began his ministry as the Senior Minister Emeritus. As such, he reminded me of successes of the past, celebrated with me the successes of the present, and encouraged me for the road leading ahead.
A Memorial Service will be held at Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315, at 2:00 PM in the afternoon.
We wish comfort and strength for Grant's daughter, Terri, and for all his family and friends, near and far.
Goodbye, dear one. Rest in peace; Rise in glory. Amen.
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