Bishop Ellis Death: Delano Ellis II, a Black church official who began Pentecostal associations and underscored ecumenism, passed on throughout the end of the week. He was 75 and kicked the bucket after an ongoing hospitalization.
“While you share your adoration, concern and supplications with us, God and Bishop Ellis had another arrangement,” the Rev. Sabrina J. Ellis, who co-pastored Pentecostal Church of Christ in Cleveland with her better half, said in a Facebook post on Saturday (Sept. 19). “My significant other made his change today. If you don’t mind keep on petitioning God for us in this season.”
Throughout his profession, the Philadelphia local was an instructor, minister and a head of pastors in the U.S. Aviation based armed forces Civil Air Patrol.
Yet, J. Delano Ellis was likewise among a gathering of “High-Church Pentecostal” pastors who during the 1990s got known for decorating their necks with Roman collars, wearing clerical articles of clothing with connections to their African legacy and presenting the Nicene Creed. They were important for a pattern that reshaped a part of American Black religion.
“Customarily … the Pentecostal church kept up its enthusiasm however was never truly known for its request,” the diocesan, at that point leader of the United Pentecostal Churches of Christ, revealed to Religion News Service in 1995. “What we’re finding … is that request isn’t profane. Request best speaks to God.”
Around then, Ellis’ category had gotten together with two different gatherings, Pilgrim Assemblies International and Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship, for the main Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops. They upheld ladies priests, which was a takeoff from certain customs. At their gathering’s end service, Ellis and different priests wore fuchsia zucchettos, or skullcaps, and episcopal rings, strict wear suggestive of Roman Catholic diocesans.