J. Delano Ellis

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Jesse Delano Ellis II, known as J. Delano Ellis, (December 11, 1944 – September 19, 2020) was a leader in African American Pentecostalism in the United States. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He was the founding president/chairman and Archbishop Metropolitan of the Joint College of Bishops.[1][2] Ellis also created and was presiding prelate of the Apostolic/Oneness United Pentecostal Churches of Christ (today the United Covenant Churches of Christ) and Pentecostal Churches of Christ.[3][4][5][6]

He was the senior pastor of the Pentecostal Church of Christ in Cleveland, Ohio,[7] a ministry to which he was called on May 14, 1989.[2][8]

Ellis died on September 19, 2020 in Cleveland at the age of 75.[9][10]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Jayson, Raquel (2019-10-21). "After 30 Years Bishop J. Delano Ellis President/Chairman and Archbishop Metropolitan of the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishop's Is Retiring Effective October 31, 2019". Joy105.com. Archived from the original on 2020-09-19. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  3. Brachear, Manya. "Bishop Trotter to spread ecumenical vision". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  4. "History of the United Covenant Churches of Christ". United Covenant Churches of Christ. Archived from the original on 2020-09-19. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
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  7. "Pentecostal Church of Christ". Pentecostal Church of Christ, Cleveland. Archived from the original on 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
  8. "Bishop J. Delano Ellis is retiring effective October 31, 2019". Praise Cleveland. 2019-10-21. Archived from the original on 2020-09-19. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  9. "Community members mourning loss of beloved Cleveland Bishop J. Delano Ellis". fox8.com. 2020-09-19. Archived from the original on 2020-09-23. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  10. "Pentecostal Church of Christ, community mourns the loss of beloved Bishop J. Delano Ellis II". wkyc.com. Archived from the original on 2020-09-23. Retrieved 2020-09-19.