Join Homegoing Services for Bishop Emeritus Victor Paul Smith, via Facebook LIVE, courtesy of Higher Calling Ministries (COCHUSA)

Official Announcement from the Office of the Board of Bishops

To the body of Believers in the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA Family and friends: 

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7 NKJV

The Circle of the Board of Bishops has been broken with the Home-going of Presiding Bishop Emeritus Victor Paul Smith. Bishop Smith made his transition on Tuesday morning (February 21)  to his heavenly home.

“Oh what a beautiful City, Oh what a beautiful City, Oh what a beautiful twelve gates to the City Hallelujah. Three gates in the East, three gates in the West, three gates in the North and three gates in the south, making it twelve gates to the city hallelujah.”

Please keep Elma Smith, his widow; his children Vania Burney, Paul, Dr. Kristofer and Eric Smith; and other members of the Smith family in your prayers.



Homegoing Services and arrangements are as follows:

Family Hour & Viewing- 6:00 p.m; Wake will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Higher Calling Ministries, 2901 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, Georgia 30034
*All are welcome to give remarks or share reflections*

Homegoing Services- 2:00 p.m.
Location: Israel Baptist Church, 2071 Hosea L. Williams Drive SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30317
*Repast immediately following funeral at Israel Baptist Church

Burial – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Scott Hudgens Drive, Canton, Georgia 30114

The Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home
1003 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd. SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Fax: 404-758-3246

Read Obituary of Bishop Emeritus Victor Paul Smith, Southeastern Diocese of the Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A.


Office of the Board of Bishops
Bishop Vernon E. Kennebrew, Sr. Bishop- Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A.
Bishop Lindsay E. Jones, President, Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A.
Bishop Dale L. Cudjoe, Secretary of the Board of Bishops

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