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Death of Michael Wyatt-Paige

Michael Wyatt-Paige
Michael Wyatt-Paige

It was with sadness that I was informed that Michael Wyatt-Paige, a long-time pastor in the Phoenix area passed away suddenly from an apparent heart attack. Michael was in the middle of a counselling session with an individual at the rehab center where he volunteered when he collapsed and lost consciousness.

Michael was a gentle man known throughout the area for his heart for the broken and marginalized. For a number of years he pastored one of the two GCI congregations in Phoenix, where a portion of his congregation were African refugees. After the close of that church Michael continued to minister to a small group in his immediate community, in addition to regularly visiting home-bound members throughout the Phoenix area. Health issues forced him to spend time with his daughter back east while he recovered from surgery, but recently Michael returned to the Phoenix area to search and care for his son.

Michael is survived by his son Michael Jr. and daughter Sarahita. He now joins his wife LaVerne, who passed away a few years ago.


Tim Sitterley
Regional Director/Western US

4 thoughts on “Death of Michael Wyatt-Paige”

  1. Dear Family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences. Michael stepped into eternity while serving and caring for the Lord’s children. May we all end the race in this world following his example of love and devotion.

    In Him,
    Santiago and Elke

  2. I am so sorry and will miss visiting with him. He was always a help and encouragement to my twin brother in Glendale and led my brother to be baptized. Everyone who knew him, loved him and his dedication to Jesus and the Gospel. God bless his beloved family and friends.

  3. Dad, i will miss you forever. Called home way to soon. I love you and save a seat for me up there.

  4. He was loved by me and my fiancée Robbert Lorentz. He was like a father to us and will be greatly missed by us. We love him from now till for eternity. God bless.
    Barbara Pennington

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