“I am so glad of the heavenly calling, calling away from the world and its charms; I am so glad I have fled for a refuge, into the Savior’s strong arms.”

(Bishop Charles P. Jones)

It’s with great sorrow and deep heartfelt sympathy that we, the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA indeed mourn with you, the Family of our dear friend during the loss of your loved one, Dr Fenton Peters. We believe that Dr Peters told the gospel story well through the way he lived his life and shared with others. He was a man that was sincere about the work that God had given him to share with everyone. Dr Peters was a faithful member of the First Church of Christ (Holiness) USA in Starkville, MS and the South Central Diocese where he faithfully served throughout his life.

Dr Fenton Peters’ love for Christ was always evident by his warm fellowship and very cordial personality. From his natural family, to his church family, and  to the community he demonstrated an unusual commitment to service and care for his fellow man.

The Board of Bishops and general membership of the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by  Dr. Peters to the education of countless youths throughout  northeast Mississippi  and beyond, as well his tenure as principal of  Christ Missionary and Industrial High School in Jackson, MS.

Even though our hearts are saddened today, heaven is rejoicing because there’s a new Maestro in town! God has called home His lead Conductor to direct His heavenly choir as they sing, “All hail the power of Jesus name, let angels prostrate fall. Bring forth the royal diadem and crown Him Lord of all.” Another Soldier, a “Master Educator,” the “Chief Director,” has made his way through the ranks of life, leaving behind the fruits of his labor to cherish his memories.

Done by order of the National Church, this 1st day of October, 2014.

 “Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;”

(I Thessalonians 1:3)



Bishop Emery Lindsay,  Senior Bishop, COCHUSA
Bishop Vernon Kennebrew,  President, COCHUSA
Bro Kerry J. Allen, Ambassador, COCHUSA