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.
Regional Director/Western US