Mourning the Death of Rev. Dr. Darryl Saffore
UPDATE As of 6/16/16 at bottom of announcement.
It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the death of Board Member, Alumn, and friend, Rev. Dr. Darryl Saffore. Darryl was the Executive Pastor of Lawndale Christian Community Church (LCCC) and a beloved friend, mentor, and support to countless people. He had been having heart problems over thepast six months. Darryl passed away June 13th from an apparent heart attack.
In an email to faculty and staff President Shiell shared, “Darryl touched many lives as a Pastor, trustee, and friend to so many. His journey with Christ is a remarkable testimony of the power of the church, Coach’s mentorship and love, and the transformation of a life. Darryl was such an encouragement to me personally as your President, as I know he was for you.
Some of you know that Darryl was taking Hebrew again at Northern to prepare to apply for a Ph.D. program. He was a consummate life-long learner, worship leader, and encourager. As he told me, he loved to learn, study scripture, and teach others.”
Please join us in praying for his wife, Julie, the Saffore family, and the whole Lawndale community.
The funeral will be Saturday at 10:00am in the LCCC Gym (3860 W. Ogden Avenue, Chicago, Illinois).
UPDATE: A word from Coach Wayne Gordon:
Wayne “Coach” Gordon
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