CHICAGO, IL (June 5, 2011) – Services are pending for Dr. Willie B. Jemison, retired senior pastor of Oakdale Covenant Church, who died this morning (Sunday).
“Dr. Jemison’s contribution to the community, church, and the Evangelical Covenant Church is immeasurable,” said President Gary Walter upon learning the news. “He was a giant among us of faith, vision, brilliance, and persistence, traits common among genuinely transformational leaders.”
Jemison assumed the pastorate at Oakdale Covenant in 1970, retiring in 2000. Under his leadership, the congregation grew from about 25 individuals to more than 1,200 members.
More information will be published as it becomes available.