MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bishop Lee Ward of the Greater Harvest Church Of God In Christ has passed away after a recent injury.
We’re told Ward died Tuesday from an injury. He was 97-years-old.
Ward had been the longtime pastor at Greater Harvest COGIC for more than 40 years. Once known as South Fort Pickering COGIC, it was the first COGIC church established in 1896.
Bishop Ward was one of the first African American Marines to serve at Montfort Point, and he received a Congressional Gold Medal in 2012.