Henry J. Pinkins

November 21, 1950 ~ February 7, 2022 (age 71)


Elder Henry J. Pinkins transitioned February 7, 2022. A memorial service celebrating the life of Elder Pinkins will be held Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Power for Change Community Church, 106 Delray Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43207.

Elder Henry J. Pinkins was born in Eufaula, Alabama to Clidy Mae Pinkins and Henry J. Pinkins, Sr. (deceased). Early in life he relocated to Detroit, Michigan where he was raised by his Aunt Rosie Lee Kendry (deceased). He graduated from Kettering Senior High school and pursued a career in broadcasting.

During this time he married Dolores Person and they had three beautiful daughters, Khrystal Pinkins, Andrea Pinkins and Danielle Pinkins (deceased). He was always an adventurous person, he packed up his family and moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he united with his mother and siblings, and he pursued a new career as an apprentice journeyman at General Motors. 

At this time he was introduced to salvation and the Apostolic way of life by his mother and sisters. Under the teaching of Bishop Sherman S. Watkins, Sr. of Greater Emmanuel Apostolic which later became Higher Ground Always Abounding, he became Elder Pinkins. From there, you couldn’t stop Dad from learning and teaching. He also did prison ministry around Ohio for many years. 

After a while he decided that it was time for a new adventure, he moved to Douglas, Georgia. 

There he pastored a church for many years until his health declined. As soon as he was able he was back teaching and preaching to anyone that had a desire to learn and an ear to hear. 

Unfortunately Covid-19 became a part of our lives which caused him to take the greatest adventure of his life, he went home to be with the Lord on Feb 7 2022.

Celebrating his life his wife Minnie Pinkins, his children Khrystal Pinkins and Andrea’ Pinkins, and his mother Clidy Pinkins. A host of siblings, grandchildren, great-grands, cousins and friends. We cannot begin to name all of the families that will miss Elder Henry J. Pinkins. 

We would like to give special thanks to those who helped during this transition, Coffee Regional Hospital in Douglas, Ga, McIvers Funeral Home in Douglas, Ga, Ms. Hazel McIver, Whites Funeral and Cremation Services  in Columbus,Oh, Ms. Christin Barthel, and Power for Change Community Church in Columbus,Oh. 

We would like to extend our thanks and heartfelt appreciation to our Pastor & Co-Pastor C. Harvey, Power for Change C.C family, Pastor Johnson and Bishop W. L Butler of Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, for all of your love and support during our time of loss. 

A special, special thanks to our mother Dolores Person for her guidance, support , love and wisdom and much much prayer!! Love you mom.

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