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Fountain of the Living Word Church of Dallas

2543 E. Ledbetter Dr
Dallas, Texas 75216
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P.O. Box 763131
Dallas, Texas 75376-3131
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Phone (214) 374-6700

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  • Bishop Jerry H. Skelton

    August 23, 1940 - December 29, 2021

    Bishop Jerry H. Skelton, Sr. Pastor of Fountain of the Living Word Church was born on August 23, 1940, and went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 29, 2021.

    He was born to Rev. H. Donald Skelton and Dorothy Peterman Skelton in Dallas, TX. With the help of his parents, Bishop Skelton's fire ignited early and he was saved at the age of six. Bishop Skelton attended Christ for the Nations in Dallas, TX in 1990, and has received Honorary Doctorates from other seminaries as well. Bishop Skelton traveled and played the Hammond organ for several evangelists before becoming a pastor at the age of 24.  He was called to continue the move of God and desired to be in the LAST GREAT REVIVAL before the return of Our Lord Jesus!  He has ministered in Russia, Israel, Costa Rica, Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico and has visited 22 nations. He and part of his church choir were in the major motion picture "The Apostle," released in January 1997. In May 2000, Jerry Skelton was ordained as an Apostle. Bishop Skelton pastored the same congregation in Dallas for 57 years. At least a dozen churches in the United States have pastors that were saved, filled with the Holy Ghost, and/or trained under Bishop Skelton's ministry. His favorite scripture is John 10:10, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly".

    Bishop Skelton is survived by his wife of 28 years, Tami Boaz Skelton, his siblings Rev. Larry Skelton (Phyllis), Sondra Haft (Fred), and Daniel Skelton (Becky), his children Jay Skelton (Sheilia), Angel Skelton, Donny Boaz and Loni Boaz, and six grandsons, one granddaughter and one great granddaughter.

    Services will be at the Fountain of the Living Word Church, 2543 E. Ledbetter Dr, Dallas, TX 75216. Visitation and sharing on Friday, January 7, 2022, 4:00-7:00 p.m. with a reception following from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 8, 2022. Burial to follow at Laurel Land Cemetery.

     

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