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Celebration of life scheduled for Bishop McKnight Sr.

Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -Long-time Gainesville resident and former leader of the Church of God by Faith, Bishop James McKnight Sr. passed away over the weekend.

Bishop McKnight served in the Korean War and was known for giving to those in need. According to his son, John McKnight Sr., his father’s impacts will live on through his family and church.

“What we’re doing now, and what our prayer is, is that we can remember sweeter days than none. That we can recall and memorialize him everyday. And that we can live up to the legacy that he set before us,” McKnight said.

A celebration of life has been scheduled at the following locations:

  • Thursday June 3
    • Ocala Temple 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday June 4
    • Gainesville #1 Church of God by Faith
    • Viewing: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Memorial service: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Saturday June 5
    • Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
    • Funeral service: 11:00 AM

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