Renowned educator, church founder Bishop Hobart Gregg transitions at 80

| June 13, 2013
Suffragan Bishop Hobart L. Gregg

Suffragan Bishop Hobart L. Gregg made his transition from this life on May 28, 2013.

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City lost one of its most respected community figures recently when Suffragan Bishop Hobart L. Gregg made his transition from this life on May 28.

Born Oct. 14, 1932, in Connersville, Ind., he was the son of the late Hobart M. Gregg and Laura B. Gregg.

While many knew him as a leader in the spiritual community, Bishop Gregg also made an important mark in the area’s education system. Bishop Gregg retired from the Fort Wayne Community Schools as principal. He also served in the United States Army receiving an honorable discharge.

Pastor Gregg was a Suffragan Bishop with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World and was founder and pastor of the Kings Chapel Assembly until retiring in 2010.

Surviving are his loving wife of more than 50 years, Mary Ann Oliver Gregg; sons, Kevin (Lisa) Gregg and Damon Gregg; daughters, Deborah (Anthony) Kirkland, Julie (Juan) Sanchez and A. Roxanne Gregg; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one sister, Armenta Bundrant; and the King’s Chapel Assembly family. He was also preceded in death by grandson, Kevin M. Gregg II.

A Homegoing Celebration was held Monday, June 3, at Kings Chapel Assembly, 703 E. Jefferson, Fort Wayne, with Bishop Charles Sims officiating and burial in Highland Cemetery, 2403 East Wallen Road, Fort Wayne. Services were entrusted to Ellis Mortuary, 1503 Columbia Ave., Indianapolis.

 

This article originally appeared in the June 12, 2013 print edition.

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