Death of retired pastor

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of Sam Templeton, former pastor of GCI’s congregation in Cambridge, Ohio.

A long time member of GCI, Sam (pictured at right) was baptized in 1966 and first attended WCG in Wheeling, WV. Sam was a founding member of the WCG/GCI congregation in Cambridge, OH, where he served as a deacon, elder and lead pastor. Due to declining health, Sam retired from serving as lead pastor in 2005.

A US Navy veteran, Sam was employed as a deputy sheriff and a private investigator. He was widely known and highly regarded, and will be missed by many, including the GCI members in the area.

Sam is survived by his wife Dorothy, who lives in Woodsfield, Ohio.

Cards may be sent to:

Templeton family
111 Young Ave
Woodsfield, Oh. 43973

4 thoughts on “Death of retired pastor”

  1. Dear Templeton family,

    I well remember Sam during the time I was an associate pastor in Wheeling in 1973/74. He was always very warm and friendly and very encouraging to me as a young pastor also newly married. Our prayers go with your family during this difficult time

    Don & Alix Engle

  2. Dear Dorothy and family,

    Please, do accept our condolences. We did not have the opportunity to personally meet Sam, but we do look forward to getting to know him in eternity.

    May the golden moments experienced with Sam in this life uplift and make you smile.

    Thinking of you,
    Santiago and Elke

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