Tuesday, October 13

Obituary : Rev. Wendell F. McGinnis of North Baptist Church dies at 63

Rev. Wendell F. McGinnis Jr., 63, of Berlin, pastor of North Baptist Church in Woodbury, died of heart failure on Thursday, Oct. 8, while at the podium of the 111th annual meeting of the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey Inc. in Elizabeth.

Rev. Guy Campbell Jr., president of the statewide organization, said in a phone interview that Mr. McGinnis was "a humble, sincere, compassionate Christian man, a dedicated pastor, effective preacher of the Gospel, and a gifted teacher."
Mr. Campbell said that, at the Thursday session at the New Zion Baptist Church in Elizabeth, "I was getting ready to present the annual address and he was presenting me.

"After he had made the introduction, then he fell, at the podium," Mr. Campbell said. "He did not recover."
The remainder of the Thursday session as well as the Friday session were postponed.
Mr. Campbell is to deliver the eulogy at the Friday homegoing service at Evergreen Baptist Church in Palmyra.

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