Rev. Lawrence A. Pfaff

Rev. Lawrence A. Pfaff


Passed: Sunday, July 14, 1929
Funeral: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Birth Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Age: 89
Location: Taylors

Reverend Lawrence Arnold Pfaff, 89, went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2018 in Greenville, South Carolina.

He was preceded in passing by his parents, Walter Merle and Goldie Cooper Pfaff, and his wife of 50 years, Lola Rankin Pfaff, and a sister, Ada Mae Walberg.

He was born February 14, 1929 in Sugar Township, Pennsylvania.

He grew up in Greenville, Pennsylvania and spent many summers on the farm with his grandparents, Calvin and Ada Pfaff.

Reverend Pfaff faithfully committed his life to a relationship with Jesus and answered the call to ministry at the age of 19.

After graduation from Penn High School, he attended Holmes Bible College, Furman University, and graduated with a master?s degree from William and Mary.

Reverend Pfaff pastored churches in Virginia and Pennsylvania.

In 1979, the family moved to White River, South Africa to be missionaries and headed the Bible College and planted churches. After ten years, they accepted the call to Nigeria, where they raised funds, purchased land, built and started the West Africa Bible College in Lagos.


Reverend Pfaff lived every day to the fullest, loved his daughters, Ethelyn C. Peyton of Dalton, GA., Barbie McDonald of Greer and Dr. Cheryl Bailey of Colgate, WI., and was involved with his five grandsons, David, Jonathan and Benjamin Peyton and Karl and Christopher Stefan and great-granddaughter, Olivia Peyton.

He is also survived by his brother, Ralph Pfaff of Greenville, PA.

Funeral Services:

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Praise Cathedral conducted by Pastor Jerry Madden, Pastor Bob Russo, and Reverend Ray Boggs.

A private burial will be in Graceland East Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be David Peyton, Benjamin Peyton, Karl Stefan and Christopher Stefan.

Visitation will be held 12:30-1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Praise Cathedral.

The family is at the home of a daughter, Barbie McDonald.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Praise Cathedral, West Africa Bible College, 3390 Brushy Creek Road, Greer, SC 29650.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

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