Church of God Memorial:
Pat Dennis

Pat Dennis

TULSA, Okla.—Patrick Allen Dennis was born Dec. 11, 1946, in Wellington, Kan. He suffered a massive stroke and entered into his rest on May 19, 2005, in Coffeyville, Kan., and is buried in Bixby, Okla., where two of his three children reside. He was 58 years, 5 months and 8 days old.

Mr. Dennis is survived by his wife of 33 years, Aletha (Williams) Dennis, and his three children and their spouses: Renee and Matthew Steel of Bixby (Tulsa Church of God); Kimberly and Shawn Witt with their children Alyssa and Samuel of Salt Lake City, Utah (attending the United Church of God congregation); Trevor and Krissy Dennis of Bixby (Tulsa Church of God). He is also survived by his parents, William and Maxine Dennis of Wellington, and two brothers, Douglas Dennis of San Diego, Calif., and Jerry Dennis of Monte Vista, Colo.

Pat was a jovial personality who shared his zest for life and zeal for God’s Word with everyone who crossed his path. He left home shortly after high school in 1966 to attend Ambassador College in Pasadena, Calif. In 1971 he married Aletha Williams, who had graduated from the Bricket Wood, England, campus in 1969. Pat was ordained as a minister of the gospel of Christ in 1992 when he was active in the Church of God International. He served various congregations over the years, including Wichita, Kan., and Tulsa, and most recently, in 1996, was one of the founders of the Churches of God Outreach Ministries.

Over his many years of dedicated service, he compassionately shared God’s love with many brethren at various Feast sites throughout the country and around the world. He is greatly missed.

Several friends and family members participated in Pat’s funeral service at the Tulsa Church of God, pastored by Lawrence Gregory. Jeff Henderson of Half Moon Bay, Calif., officiated and delivered the eulogy. Brent Kern of Frisco, Texas, sang "The Lord’s Prayer." Steve Andrews of Tulsa gave the sermon message. Barnabas Grayson of Tulsa read memories from the family. The Tulsa Fellowship Choir, led by Ray Kurr, sang "He Is Our Peace," "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" and "Soon and Very Soon." Pallbearers were Trevor Dennis, Jerry Dennis, Douglas Dennis, Matt Steel, Arthur Williams and Shawn Witt. Mr. Gregory conducted the graveside service.

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