*The legendary Bishop Kenneth H. Moales, Sr., Presiding Prelate of the Pentecostal Churches of Jesus Christ and founding Pastor of The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit | Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love passed away on Monday, Sept. 20, after suffering a fatal heart attack in Bridgeport, CT.

Bishop Moales will lie in state at 8 a.m. today (Sept. 27) at The Arena at Harbor Yard (600 Main St, Bridgeport). A “Celebration of Life Homegoing Service” will follow at 10 a.m. The eulogist will be Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr.

Live Streaming of Gospel Concert and Celebration of Life Services are available at www.cathedraloftheholyspirit.com/.

Bishop Moales, known as the Elijah of Gospel Music, recently celebrated his 65th birthday with his family and a host of close friends. He’s remembered as a documented hero in the hallmark of preaching, music and leadership.

Bishop Moales presided over the states of Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. His dioceses also includes the Kunjalo Diocese of Cape Town, South Africa under the leadership of Bishop Hezekiah X. Walker. He also served as President of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, Inc. which recently celebrated 77 years of gospel music ministry. He was inducted into the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum for his many years of committed work in Gospel music.

A native of Bridgeport, Bishop Moales was most noted for his contribution to gospel music and dedication to choirs. He served as pastor of Cathedral of the Holy Spirit for 42 years and was named President Prelate of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ in 1995. Bishop Moales is also the author of the book Strategies for Spiritual Warfare: A Collection of Sermons.

Bishop Kenneth Moales, Sr. is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lady Peggy Ann Moales, three children, twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.