Prophetess Dr. Bonnie R. Mitchell, co-pastor and co-founder of Religion Tabernacle of Reward Ministries Inc. in Gainesville and Jacksonville, handed away at 4:45 am on April 14 after a short sickness.
She was 70 years outdated.
Mitchell was a registered nurse earlier than turning into a real gospel disciple along with her husband after they co-founded their church 39 years in the past, stated Atawa Rollins, assistant church administrator.
“His variety and heat spirit, his intense data of the phrase of God and his ardour for Christ will probably be missed,” stated Rollins. “This lady had a ardour for the gospel.”
Apostle Dr. Larry D. Mitchell stated that he and his spouse met to do the Lord’s work.
“I returned dwelling to Gainesville being led by the spirit into the ministry right here,” he stated. “She was additionally delivered to Gainesville from a special area to the ministry and was very energetic in that ministry after we met. God introduced us collectively in marriage and ministry the place we based Religion Tabernacle of Reward Ministries in Gainesville. We have been later led to seek out one other ministry location in Jacksonville. We’re presently a church in two locations.
Born and raised in Daytona Seashore, Bonnie Mitchell was additionally a robust advocate for black schooling and historical past. In 2005, she based the African American Historical past and Cultural Society to prepare annual occasions that promote and encourage the expression of African American tradition in Gainesville. She additionally served on the Alachua County Poverty Discount Council.
Mitchell was additionally a studying coach and in 2009 she based the Faculty Certain Tutorial Program which supplies tutoring, check preparation and different instructional sources to assist at-risk college students succeed of their research, in line with the data supplied. by Dr Terrell Brown, Church. administrator at Religion Tabernacle of Reward Ministries.
Mitchell acquired a bachelor’s diploma in Christian psychology from Fact Bible Faculty and Seminary in Jacksonville, a grasp’s diploma in scientific psychology, and a doctorate in theology, scientific psychology, and scientific social work. Mitchell was additionally the positioning facilitator and founding father of Gainesville Christian Seminary, a Bible faculty that gives affiliate of arts levels on the doctoral stage in all areas of ministry.
Larry Mitchell stated his spouse had an awesome affect on their ministry and the life she touched.
“She was not solely a co-pastor but additionally an authorized counselor, instructor, preacher and prophet,” he stated. “His compassion for individuals and his data of the phrase of God was really a present. She labored diligently to move this reward on to these she taught. The righteous life she lived was her biggest instructing device. She left this legacy as a lesson to all of the lives she touched.
“She had an awesome ardour for the phrase and for the individuals round her,” he stated. “His want was that each one be saved and are available to the total data of Christ. She spoke it and lived it day by day. The ability of God was really manifest in his life and his biggest want was for others to be introduced into the physique of Christ for this identical expertise.
Larry Mitchell stated that the factor he’ll keep in mind essentially the most about his spouse is the love she had for him, his members of the family, her love for individuals and her ardour for the phrase of God.
“She was the fairest lady I do know,” he says. “She was utterly hooked up to the phrase of God, to her church and particularly to her household.”
Bonnie Mitchell is survived by her husband, Apostle Dr. Larry D. Mitchell and their 5 kids; Vontrell, John, Ruth, Danielle and Daniel and 6 grandchildren; Julien, McKenzie, Aolani, Naomi, Titus, Carl, Ursula and Charis. She can also be survived by one sister, Evangeline Roberts of Atlanta; three brothers, Tony Roberts of Palm Bay and Charlie Roberts and Solomon Roberts, each of Daytona Seashore.
Funeral preparations for Bonnie Mitchell embrace a 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday go to to Religion Tabernacle of Reward Church, 5505 SW 63rd Blvd., and a ten a.m. funeral service Saturday on the Religion Tabernacle of Reward.