The great Rev. AE Campbell succumbs

 

 


 

Rev. Dr. A. E. Campbell Jr. has died. He was 71.

A dynamic man, Campbell stood tall in any pulpit and was a loving husband and father. He was also a gifted man who could preach and sing while teaching the bible.

Campbell made an impact throughout the evangelical community and the nation, with riveting sermons that stirred the soul and also shared by other prominent clergy with congregations throughout Cleveland and Dallas.

For more than twenty-one years, Campbell served the Cleveland area as pastor of the Temple Baptist Church. In 1993, he accepted the call to serve as pastor of the Salem Institutional Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.

His ministry would spans more than five decades, Campbell has preached too many sermons to count.

 A graduate of Bishop College, he was known for his charismatic swag while delivering the word of God to many.

I grew-up Growing up in Temple Baptist Church, and  many others also enjoyed his singing and preaching each Sunday.

If you loved good singing and preaching you made your way down to 7500 Cedar Ave. on Sunday nights to hear the Hour of Consolation Choir under the direction of Professor James W. Wade II and if it was the day before a holiday, Rev. Campbell took the service up to another level and time was not an issue.

Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 6 p.m. Mt. Zion of Oakwood Village Fine Arts Center and Rev. Dr. Larry Macon hosted a special service honoring Rev. Campbell Jr. for 50 years in the ministry. Some of the video tributes included Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr., Rev. Dr. E.T. Caviness, and Rev. Dr. C.J. Matthews.

Song selection from the Holy Trinity Baptist Church choir, Mt. Zion of Oakwood Church choir, and the Rev. A. Charles Bowie who brought down the house singing “It is Well.”

Rev. Campbell Jr. was instrumental in so many lives and many sons in the ministry.

In 1993, Rev. Dr. A.E. Campbell, Jr. became the 20th pastor of the church. Rev. Campbell laid to rest many, married several couples, baptized into the hundreds, accepted many into church membership by Christian experience, developed several new church auxiliaries/ministries, as well as counseled many and prayed for all. In 2008, Rev. Campbell became ill and in 2010 he was then named Pastor Emeritus.

He will be missed for his good preaching is defined more by content than form or style. When Campbell preached it was about Jesus, not the preacher. His swagger had preachers all across the country taping his sermons.

He leaves to cherish his loving wife Patsy George, children Charese Hunt, Quinese Campbell and Abraham E. Campbell III.

 

Wake:

Friday, September 16, 2016

Salem Institutional Baptist Church at7:00pm

3918 Crozier St.

Dallas, TX 75215

 

Homegoing Service:

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Friendship West Baptist Church and Conference Center @ 11:00am

2020 W Wheatland Rd.

Dallas, TX 75232

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