Pastor Gordon A. Humphrey of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago dropped dead in the pulpit after singing the well-loved song, Happy by Pharrell Williams. Paramedics were called as church members that are in the medical field tried to revive their 60-year-old pastor. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
Pastor Humphrey had three churches under his wing at his time of death; two in California and one in Chicago. Humphrey’s mentee, Pastor Greg Hunter, said his pastor died doing what he loved. This is where the church is putting the emphasis surrounding his untimely passing. He enjoyed preaching and singing and always gave his all when doing so. Hunter added:
He brought all people together. For years he walked the streets and met with drug addicts and gangbangers that had been enemies and made them begin to love.