Steve Mitchell, 49, former Grace Brethren pastor and the son of Dave and Betty Lou Mitchell, who also ministered in the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches) for many years, died September 25, 2020, of Covid-19.
Below is the announcement posted by his brother, Mark, on Facebook on Friday.
2 Corinthians 5: 6-8
So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
So this evening an amazing father, husband, son, brother, and best friend went home to be with the Lord tonight. Steve went peacefully and was surrounded with love. I will post more tomorrow and a little short for words at the moment. We are okay and we love and grieve with you all.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Fellowship Bible Chapel, Sunbury, Ohio, on Saturday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern.
His obituary appears below:
Pastor Steven Thomas Mitchell, age 49, of Sunbury, Ohio, died Friday, September 25, 2020 at Grady Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Steve has been the pastor at Fellowship Bible Chapel in Sunbury for 6 years. Steve was passionate for his faith and for teaching. He loved people, had a servant’s heart, was witty and loved the outdoors and adventures. Steve frequently taught Bible Studies to students at Delaware Christian School, served missions in India, Africa, London, and all around the world with his on-line ministry. Steve was also very artistic, loved music, and provided vocals for a Christian Heavy Metal band. He was a fan of collecting comic books and all things Bigfoot. Steve was most proud of his wife and daughter and loved the time he spent with them and other family members.
Steve is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Supriya S. Mitchell, daughter, Malia-Lani Mitchell, parents, Allen D. and Elizabeth L. (Engel) Mitchell; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Jennifer Mitchell; nephew, Jordan Mitchell; niece, Kacey Mitchell; other family members and many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at the Fellowship Bible Chapel, 2949 County Road 605, Sunbury.
Contributions may be made to the church, Fellowship Bible Chapel at https://fbchapel.com/content/donations in Steve’s memory