Minister Servant LeRoy Page crosses over at 64

| September 6, 2017
Minister Servant LeRoy Page

Minister Servant LeRoy Page

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City recently experienced a very shocking loss with the passage of one of its most dedicated and ambitious spiritual and civic leaders.

Minister Servant LeRoy Page was 64 years of age when he passed away on Tuesday,  August 29, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

Over the years, Minister Servant Page found success in a wide variety of community arenas, including entreprenuer, media figure, political activist, philanthropist as well as a teacher, preacher and practitioner of the Christian Gospel.

One of seven children born to Eugene and Ola Mae (Walker) Page, LeRoy Page was a 1971 graduate of R. Nelson Snider High School.  He graduated from Columbia School of Broadcasting in Houston, Texas.  Many long-time Fort Wayne residents might remember him as “LP in Stereo,” the host of a popular show on Cool FM radio back in his DJ days.  In addition to his on-air hosting duties, Page wrote commercials and commercial parodies, which aired on radio stations in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend, Indiana.

His writing talents extended far beyond his work in radio. Embracing trends among youth culture some two to three decades ago and emphasizing the positive aspects of communication among that part of the community, Page authored the “Word-Up” Rap dictionary and tied his interest and understanding of urban culture into the founding of Creative Circles and Word-Up Sports Wear.

Additionally, he wrote, directed and produced the acclaimed “King the Dream Revisited,” a play for the entire family.  The play was showcased to sell-out crowds in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. He also wrote and produced, “A Medical and Biblical Perspective of the Crucifixion,” which aired in 1997.

LeRoy accomplished many things using his creative talents, but the Lord had other uses for his creativity.  In 1997, he was called to the ministry, when he was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church. Fueled by a passion for the Gospel and a desire bring informed teaching and understanding to the community, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree, Magnum Cum Laude from Crossroads Bible College.

Always quick to point out that faith needed to be demonstrated through one’s work,

Page’s dedication to helping those in need led to him starting the “Annual Dinner of Thanksgiving,” which has continued for the past 18 years. Not only has the ministry fed those in need over the years, it also has given out free clothing and medical screenings to people in the area.

In 2016, the Lord led LeRoy to the birth of “He Is Risen Worship Assembly.” As founder and pastor, Minister Servant Page said he felt that pastoring was one of his greatest accomplishments.

Page also took that same commitment toward helping others into the public arena, working for the Wayne Township Trustee Office as director of employment.

Minister Servant Page was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Ola Jean Page, Rosalind Page and Don Alfred Page.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; daughter, Madison Page; sons, Gregory Starks, Jordan Page both of Fort Wayne and JaVaun Gorman of Georgia; siblings, Wandra Green of Kansas City, Missouri, Arthur (Renee) Page of Atlanta and Jerry (Cheryl) Page of South Haven, Michigan and numerous other  family members and friends.

Funeral service was Saturday, Sept. 2 at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Fort Wayne.

Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.

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