Rev. William J (Bill) Campbell , 82, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 30, 2022. He was born in the city of Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. After graduating high school, Bill worked for the General Post Office in Kingston as a Postal Clerk. However, he knew that God had called him to preach the Gospel. He began serving in youth groups, choirs, visitations, street meetings and preaching in local churches.
In 1963, Bill moved to Toronto, Canada to pursue his theological training at Toronto Baptist Seminary. He received his Bachelor of Theology in 1967 and later his Bachelor of Arts from Richmond College in Toronto in 1970.
Bill continued working in ministry and missions. He served as pastor in Binghamton, New York and then in 1982 he pastored Bethany Baptist Church in Elyria, Ohio for 16 years. He became a United States citizen in 1995.
He was a Past President of the Elyria Ministerial Alliance, which is dedicated to encouraging, strengthening and developing ministries within Elyria and Lorain County. He also supported various ministries as an associate pastor or volunteer.
Bill continued his pastoral duties as the Associate Pastor of Full Gospel Faith Fellowship, Lorain, Ohio, from 2009 until his final days.
He had many roles in his life: Husband, Father, Grandfather, Community Leader, Mentor, Pastor, Confidant, Champion, Prayer Warrior, Intercessor, Visionary and Friend. But the one he would want you to remember the most: Child of God. He will be missed. Please keep the Campbell family in your prayers.