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Lisa Lew-Moss Lisa Lew-Moss from Rialto wrote on March 28, 2021 at 3:43 pm:
Bishop George D. McKinney was a great supportive man of God. J1Socal Usher Board is so grateful to this man of God. Thank you family for sharing him with us all. Bishop will be missed. Our prayers are with you.
Patricia I. Smith Patricia I. Smith from Long Beach Ca wrote on March 28, 2021 at 2:45 pm:
Another Soldier Gone Home. Bishop McKinney was a wonderful man of God. He will be greatly missed. Praying for his family and church family 🙏
Mother A. Jean Smith Mother A. Jean Smith from Chevy Chase, MD 20815 wrote on March 28, 2021 at 7:16 am:
Bishop George Dallas McKenney was a GREAT leader in the Church of God In Christ. Sending my Prayer for Peace And Comfort. With much Love.
Evangelist Constance J. Menzies Evangelist Constance J. Menzies from Los Angeles wrote on March 28, 2021 at 3:37 am:
Bishop George Dallas McKinney, a man of strength, character, integrity, and love- a man to be celebrated and remembered. Honoring the legacy of a father, a husband, and a shepherd of the flock of God. May we all experience the peace of God which exceeds anything we can understand will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7. Knowing that the God of peace himself has sanctified Bishop McKinney completely, and his whole spirit, soul, and body is preserved blameless until the coming of our Lord and Jesus Christ. I Thess. 5:23. Bishop McKinney was precious in the sight of the Lord (YHWH). Meaning, he was loved, a man of great value, and highly esteemed during his earthly journey, and passed from death unto life, 1 John 3:14. And believers in Christ Jesus have to love one another just as he did, knowing we must pass from death to life. To his wife Lady Barbara McKinney, Esq, and his sons, your Dad will always be remembered. Lady B. J. McKinney may the time you share with Bishop McKinney will be precious memories that linger. In Sincere Sympathy, Evangelist, Constance J. Menzies
Elder Charles & Dr. Patricia Williams Elder Charles & Dr. Patricia Williams from San Diego wrote on March 27, 2021 at 10:33 pm:
We send our love, prayers and condolences to the family, St. Stephens Cathedral, and COGIC community in the loss of Bishop George McKinney. From: Blood Bought Believers Restoration Ministries, Inc. Grace & Peace to you all! Elder Charles & Dr. Patricia Williams
Elder Charles & Dr. Patricia Williams Elder Charles & Dr. Patricia Williams from San Diego wrote on March 27, 2021 at 10:25 pm:
Love, Prayers & Condolences to the family and to the St. Stephens COGIC family of your loss of Bishop McKinney. Praying for your strength and much comfort. Grace & Peace, From: Blood Bought Believers Restoration Ministries, Inc. Elder Charles L. & Dr. Patricia L. Williams Pastor & Co-Pastor
Elder & Mrs. Ronald Morris Elder & Mrs. Ronald Morris from Houston, TX wrote on March 27, 2021 at 9:44 pm:
We send condolences and prayers for peace, comfort and strength.
Brenda sanders Brenda sanders from Chula Vista wrote on March 27, 2021 at 5:46 pm:
Job well done Bishop McKinney you have received your crown in glory. We will forever love you and cherish all our memories. Until we meet again❤️
Evangelist Kathryn Logan-Newborn Evangelist Kathryn Logan-Newborn from Redmond,Washington wrote on March 27, 2021 at 4:33 pm:
Bishop I will miss our weekly telephone conversations and all the wisdom you shared with me. It is my endeavor to take your knowledge to heart and strive to be a better person, a better Christian, and a better soul winner. In all my heart I believe “Saints don’t die they sleep away”. Sleep on Bishop I will see you in that “Great getting morning”. We will see to it that Lady Bj is fine. Your legacy will always remain with us. Love you always Bishop. Rest Gods soldier for you have done your job well💔❤️❤️❤️
Mark Angelo Ware Mark Angelo Ware wrote on March 25, 2021 at 4:47 am:
"His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." Matthew 25:21 Well done Bishop!❤

Bishop George Dallas McKinney, Ph.D.

Jurisdictional Prelate & General Board Member

Church of God in Christ, Inc.

     Bishop George Dallas McKinney was born August 9, 1932 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Bishop McKinney is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Arkansas and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arkansas State College where he received a B.A. degree. He studied social work at the University of Michigan, graduate School of Social Work. He received his M.A. Degree from Oberlin College, School of Theology in Ohio and a Ph. D. from California Graduate School of College in Glendale, California, and received an honorary D.D. from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.Bishop McKinney is the founder and pastor of St. Stephen’s Cathedral Church of God in Christ (COGIC) which he founded in 1962.Since 1985, Bishop McKinney has served as Jurisdictional Prelate of Southern California Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ. In November 2001, he was elevated to the General Board (the presidium) of the Church of God in Christ, Inc.

     A former probation officer is a renowned licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor, and authored Christian Marriage which provide an overview of marriage as a covenant relationship between man, woman and God and basic information regarding Biblical principles that will strengthen the marriage bond.Bishop McKinney is internationally known for his dynamic preaching and teaching ministry, which places him in constant demand as a conference convention speaker.
     Bishop McKinney is the author of eight books and has contributed to many more. He served as the senior editor for the African American Devotional Bible, published by Zondervan in April 1997.His literary contributions include The riveting New Slave Masters published by Cook Communications in 2005 and the best selling-book entitled Cross the Line:Reclaiming the Inner City for God, which he co-authored with William Kritlow in 1998. In this book, Bishop McKinney compares the inner city with Ninevah and challenges the modern day Jonahs to turn their time and talents toward the troubles inner city. With three decades of ministry in San Diego, McKinney presents church leaders and lay people with illustrations of how God is blessing the inner city and shows you how to safely and effectively cross racial lines and social lines to minister and learn from real people in the city.
     He has received numerous honors in the field of religion and community service. In 1995, the San Diego Rotary Club named Bishop McKinney, “Mr. San Diego.” On March 7, 2001 the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), presented Bishop McKinney with a Racial Reconciliation Man of the Year Award and in 2007 The Shelter Island Rotary presented him with The Peace Maker Award in recognition of all the work he has done for many years in the area of racial unity. Bishop McKinney is the proud parent of 5 sons, by Jean, his late first wife of more than 45 years, the grandparent of 15, and was married, in august 2008, to Attorney Barbara (BJ) Warren. Sister Barbara McKinney has been warmly received by the congregation of St. Stephens and is now actively involved in the life of the local Church and the Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ with her husband.

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Bishop George Dallas McKinney, Ph.D. D.D.


» 1932 Born in Jonesboro, Arkansas 9 of 14 children
» 1947 Answered the call to preach at age 15
» 1954 Graduated from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Sociology,
» 1962 St. Stephen's Congregation organized
» 1964 Group Home for Delinquent Boys Established
» 1984 $1.2 Million St. Stephen's Christian School Completed
» 1985 Dr. George D. McKinney Appointed Bishop of So. Cal. 2nd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction
» 1995 Named "Mr. San Diego" by the San Diego Rotary Club
» 1987 HUD award for Senior Citizen Housing Complex
» 1988 Homeless Shelter for Women and Children
» 2000 Elevated to General Board of Church of God in Christ
» 2001 Named "Race and Reconciliation Man of the Year" by the National Association of Evangelicals
» 2004 Re-elected to General Board
» 2005 Opening of Jean C. McKinney Manor Senior Housing Complex, recipient of the Sage award for 2005
» 2005 Recipient of Sustaining Voice of Justice Award from Interdenominational Coalition for Workers Justice
» 2007 Recipient of the Peace Maker Award presented by the San Diego Rotary
» 2008 Re-elected to the General Board a second time
» 2008 Co-authored COGIC What It Has Meant to Me
» 2009 Recipient of the Family Protection Award from the National Coalition