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Posted - 10/01/2011 :  10:54:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit Sports Mom's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Prayers for his family, friends and congregation during this difficult time


MONROE — The Rev. Lawrence Bishop, the preacher who founded Solid Rock Church, the area’s largest church, has died, according to church reports.

Bishop, 69, died at 11:49 p.m. Friday, according to a notice on the church web site.

“Thank you for your prayer and support for the Bishop family and the congregation of Solid Rock,” the notice said.

Bishop was taken Thursday to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown after being found, breathing and unconscious, sitting in his bedroom by his wife Darlene. Bishop was transferred to Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He remained unresponsive Friday night in the intensive care unit, according to the hospital.

Dora Bronston, president of the Middletown Area NAACP, described Bishop as the “spiritual leader of our home.” Since news of Bishop’s health spread, Bronston said, it brought church members closer because they were “praying for the same thing.”

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Sad that he passed away, but, I'm not to keen on SRC and its "cult" status among people.
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Di Ogenes
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Not too keen on kindness at this time, K82.
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I didn't know what to make of the man. He was allot of things. Probably if you had to look at him as a successful man. And once he found God, a very, very successful man.

But also a good man. A man who cared for and raised prized animals, who could sing and preach to lift the spirits of thousands of people in some sort of pain, people who desperately needed their spirits lifted. He did that well.

Here is his obituary from SolidRockChurch.ogr

Pastor Lawrence
Lawrence Bishop, age 69, founding Pastor of Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio passed away at 11:49 p.m. Friday, September 30th. Pastor Bishop was transported to the Atrium Medical Center after being found in his home unresponsive. He was later transferred to Christ Hospital where it was determined that Pastor Bishop died as a result of a massive brain stem stroke. Lawrence Bishop and his wife Darlene founded Solid Rock Church in 1978. The church, under the leadership of the Bishops, grew from a congregation of 12 people in 1978 to over 3000 at present. In addition to his ministry at Solid Rock Church, Lawrence was a nationally recognized horse rancher and breeder of quarter horses. He operated the LB Ranch in Monroe, Ohio, which produced several World Champion quarter horses. Lawrence shipped horses across the US, as well as exported horses to Canada, Europe, and other parts of the world. Prior to founding Solid Rock Church, he was a nationally sought after Quarter Horse Auctioneer. Besides preaching, Lawrence’s passion was bluegrass gospel music. He was an accomplished mandolin player and songwriter. He along with his band released six Gospel Bluegrass CD’s and had four number one songs. He was 2005 Music Evangelist of the Year and 2007 Inspirational Bluegrass Artist. He also fulfilled his life- long dream of singing at the Grand Ole Opry. Lawrence was born on July 3, 1942 in Zag, Kentucky, the son of Gardner and Mary (Carter) Bishop. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Bishop of Monroe, OH; son, Lawrence (Saleena) Bishop II of Monroe; three daughters, Jana (Mark) Mitten of Monroe, Renee (Doron) Kim of Los Angeles, California, and Julie (Leroy) Hooks of Monroe; ten grandchildren, Laci Tuttle, Kane Mitten, Jade Mitten, Jude Hooks, Ryder Hooks, Jadin Downs, Avarie Kim, Nikko Kim, Elvis Bishop, and Rio Bishop; one great grandchild, Shai Tuttle; two brothers, Bernell (Barbara) Bishop of Camden and Andrew (Crystal) Bishop of Preble County; one sister Wanda (Alan) Daniel of Middletown. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carrie Nipper. Funeral service will be held at Solid Rock Church, 903 Union Road, Lebanon, OH 45036 on Friday October 7, 2011 at 12:00 noon with Dwight Thompson, Rod Parsley, and Steve Fender officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and also on Friday from 10:00 AM till the time of service at 12:00 noon. The South Campus will not have Thursday evening service due to visitation at the Main Campus. www.browndawsonflick.com

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Posted - 10/03/2011 :  11:07:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit John Beagle's Homepage  Reply with Quote Report Abuse

Interesting that Darlene was prepared for Lawrence's death.

“He has prepared me for this day,” she said.
A few days before his passing, while sitting in bed, Bishop asked his wife for corn bread and milk. She fixed it.
He asked for popcorn. She popped it.
He wanted ice cream with chocolate topping. She scooped it. This story brought a rare laugh from the congregation.
Then she dropped this bomb: That’s when she realized he was “a sick man,” and he told her death was near.

Source: Rick McCrab, MJ
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