Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | November 8, 2008

Bishop Ray Trout of Harvestime Apostolic Ministries (Atlanta Area) Homegoing Celebration

TROUT, Ray RAY M. TROUT Bishop Ray M. Trout, 70, of Fayetteville, GA, passed from life unto death on Saturday, November 1, 2008. He was born in Urbancrest, Ohio on August 1, 1938, to William and Bertha Trout, as the eighth child and fifth son. He was a graduate of Grove City High School and attended Aenon Bible College and Capital University. He married his childhood sweetheart, Judith Price, on October 17, 1959. To this union, six children (five beautiful girls and one beloved son) were born. Ray and Judith were blessed to celebrate 49 years of marriage on October 17, 2008. Bishop Trout was an anointed preacher and church planter, a true visionary. He received his ordination in 1965 and five years later founded his first church, Apostolic Holiness Church in Columbus, OH. In 1978, he founded his second church, North Park Apostolic Ministries in San Diego, CA, which grew into a dynamic multicultural assembly. Ever the visionary, he founded his third church, Harvesttime Apostolic Ministries in Riverdale, GA in 1992, where his son, Bishop Joel D. Trout, will succeed him. Few men can establish even one church, but Bishop Ray Trout planted three thriving churches in his lifetime and they remain as his legacy. Ray had many interests and traveled internationally and across the United States. He enjoyed landscaping, jogging, home improvement projects, along with learning and sharing what he had learned. He also loved words and had an extensive vocabulary. Although he was shy by nature, he was known for his quick wit and his mischievous smile. Ray will lovingly be remembered by the many he touched through his ministry and his life. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Bertha Trout; brothers, Bishop Nelson Trout and Elder Larry Trout; sister, Bertha Wilson. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Judith Trout of Fayetteville, GA; six children, Lisa (Elder Phylander) Moon of Beckley, WV; Bishop Joel (Talesa) Trout of San Diego, CA; Bethany (Elder Darryl) Smith of Hampton, GA; Rebekah Trout of Fayetteville, GA; JoAnna (Elder Darryl) Talley of Conyers, GA; DaMaris Trout of Conyers, GA; ten grandchildren, P.J. Moon Jr.; Kristen (David) Dredden, Joel Trout II, Daniel Trout, Symphonie Trout, Adriel Smith, Jared Smith, Joshua Smith, Josiah Smith, and Janais Talley; one great-granddaughter, Lyric Moon; sisters, Betty Mitchell and Naomi Young, both of Columbus, OH; brothers, Elder Alston Trout of Los Angeles, CA and William Trout Jr. of Columbus, OH; mother in-law Leona Price of Columbus, OH; brothers in-law, Elder James (Betty) Price, Gary Price, and Bishop Gilbert (Jessie) Price all of Columbus, OH; sisters in-law, Rachel Oden of Cleveland Hts, OH; Jennie Trout, of Richfield, MN, and Ida Trout of Columbus, OH; many nieces, nephews, cousins, adopted “sons” and “daughters” and the church families from Ohio, California, and Georgia. A public viewing will be held Friday, November 7, 2008 from 12-4 PM at Williamson Mortuary, followed by a viewing from 5-7 PM at Harvesttime Apostolic Ministries, 5898 Highway 85, Riverdale, GA. A wake service will follow at the church beginning at 7 PM. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, November 8, 2008 at Body of Christ Church International 3650 Flat Shoals Rd. College Park, GA. Dr. Joseph Ripley, Pastor. Elder Aaron Martin, officiating. Bishop Joel Trout, eulogist. Remains will lie in state from 10 AM until hour of service. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Bishop Ray Trout at Harvesttime Apostolic Ministries. Williamson Mortuary, LLC 1410 Highway 138 SW Riverdale, GA 30296 (770) 907-8548.



  2. bishop it was you who the spirit of God used to break my stonned heart,and to save my soul from a burning hell in march of 1979,you will always be my father in the gospel,and you will always be my have laid a foundation for me that all others are building on.for that,i thank you.truly you are a servant of God,you are truly missed,i do take confort in knowing that by the grace of God i will see you in that city,the last words you said to me,as you looked me in my eyes was,and i quote”God is good is’nt He”,and we hug,and i answer you with an affirmative,yes bishop He is.I love you bishop,see you later.

  3. Respected Pastor

    Warm Greetings to you in the mighty name of Lord and saviour JESUS CHRIST. I am praising our lord JESUS for giving me a chance to meet our ministry is an independent, interdenominational, indigenous, evangelical, revival, prayer and fellowship. I like to inform you that the lord has chosen native rural people to be His servant in Andhra Pradesh , South India to preach the gospel and establish His kingdom. Our people are Hindu god’s worshippers, idolaters living in rural village and worshipping Hindu gods and loosing their salvation. Aim forced to know about Hinduism and truth of it so that I can speak to the perishing Hindus and convince them and understand the true God, who can save the people from banged of sin.

    I realized that every child of God has personal responsibility to preach the gospel to the extent of his own capacity and opportunity. This responsibility shouldn’t be neglected and this obey to the lords commandment where souls are being tried
    and ripened there God is having out pillars for his church and for His kingdom. These people for whom we are preaching are very live in the primitive poverty on the edge of salvation. Their simple food is rationed with government tickets and living in a rural areas. They have no running water and they proper lighting like others of electricity, but candles. The lord’s work of a living Christian and a strong church open the great discovery that unselfishness and happiness go hand in hand. The lord enabled me to dedicate my life to do His work. I’ve started the Lord Gospel work an” planted some indigenous churches in rural areas of A.P state as we felt the great need for these ill irate and uncivilized untouchable neglected multitudes people completely ignored by all. The situation of the present worked have been changed in the aspects of human life so the realization and understanding of the Christian faith to receive the new birth born again ate
    preaching also need to be grown. This should be developed scripturally and spiritually were can we look and find for hope and substance, since independence did not bring happiness and stability.

    We can understand it as per (psalm 121). The church in to days world must be as apostolic, Biblical, ancient reformed and evangelical we are poor Indian idol worshippers accepted Christ as savior to some extent but liberally and ignorant of the subordinate standers of wast ministry confess also catechism in their original text. Please supply us the required material, strengthen and our church faith preaching.
    The Lord helped us to establish some churches congregation district in our AP state India our gospel workers and Pastors am holding monthly Bible classes for those people and preaching. I am meeting these saints’ expenses for their traveling, food, charges and other expenses. Please pray for this development and advancement of lord’s work in this AP state I am anxiously expecting with prayer for the knowledge to use in our area. . They are learning many things from Bible teachers to win new souls and to plant new churches and to lead in spiritual way their churches .pastors conference three days and 200 Preachers attending and getting heavenly blessing, we are providing them free food and giving pens, note books other expenses for their traveling to long distance preachers, because they are unable to pay their charges for train or bus. Over coming many problems and difficulties in our efforts to help many destitute poor and need people showing them.
    ….commit these to faithful men who sill be able to teach other also. 2 Tim 2: 2. We are conducting Pastors Seminar and Gospel meetings crusade for their Spiritual growth in these seminars they are doing workshops they are learning many things from Bible Teachers to win new souls and to plant new Churches and to lead spiritual way their Churches. If God willing we are planning to Conduct Seminar in our area. Hence I am inviting you in the name of our lord Jesus Christ, to participate to share word of god in our Leadership training and crusade Gospel meetings and this un-reached area to extend the kingdom of God your participation will help us to go forward to save many trodden souls I his ministry, because now is the right time of salvation.
    Christ’s compassion and love, let us all pray God to give us his holy presence in all our activities/deeds to help the under privileged destitute people to improve their lives physically mentally and spiritually. ‘Go ye into the entire world, and preach the word of God gospel to every creature, Marks 16: 16. So 1 concludes this letter with prayerful wishes and best compliments. Have you interest in God’s work please inform me we do also praying for you and family in our daily. May God bless you richly, thanking you so much and expecting your whole hearted cooperation in the field of our great evangelical work? I hope to hear from you so soon.

    Thanking you
    Yours Brother in Christ
    Pastor.Prem and Mrs.Deena

    Postal Address
    Rev. D.Premanandam
    Senior Pastor
    E.G.Dist A.P India
    Office Phone Number: 0091-8869-250756
    Cell: 0091-994990676

  4. I will always remember Bishop. He and Mother Trout prayed with me and blessed my daughter Deona back to the Lord the Sunday before he left Columbus, Ohio in 1978. Mom Dr. Gonzales was already in California.

    Then he blessed my son Lewis back to the Lord the last Sunday before he went to Atlanta Georgia in 1992.


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