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Bishop B. E. Koonce

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Bishop  Koonce founded the Gibson City Pentecostal Church (then known as the United Pentecostal Church) in July 1963 with his wife of 60 years, Eileen 'Ingram' Koonce.  Bro. Koonce faithfully served as its first Pastor from 1963 to 1994. Bishop Koonce nows serves as teacher, leader and advisor to the church.  They had 6 children and many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Sis. Koonce passed away Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013.  Dr. Koonce later married Violet Pratt in 2014. She passed away October 25 2016.  Bro. Koonce is one of Pentecost's finest teachers and oganizers. We are so blessed to have his service to GCPC.

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