Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | February 4, 2010

Homegoing Services For Bishop Norman Wagner (update)

Our Beloved Bishop Norman L. Wagner
Absent from the Body
Now Present with the Lord

Youngstown, OH – On Saturday, January 30, 2010, the international church world, as well as the entertainment industry and many leaders worldwide suffered a great loss when internationally beloved Christian leader, Bishop Norman L. Wagner departed this life to be with the Lord. Bishop Norman L. Wagner was Pastor of Calvary Ministries International (formerly known as Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church) from March of 1971 until his passing on January 30, 2010.

Schedule for Home-Going Celebration

Monday, February 8, 2010
“The Celebration of a Worshipper”

Monday February 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM at Victory Christian Center located at 3899 McCartney Rd. Coitsville, OH 44436, with a concert to include Grammy-Award-winning Artists Marvin Winans, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans, Tye Tribett, Vicki Winans, Jonathan Nelson, and many others. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 –
“The Celebration of a Shepherd & Statesman”

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Bishop Norman L. Wagner will Lie in Repose at the Church (Calvary Ministries International) from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM followed by the Memorial Service at 7:00 PM that same evening, which will be held at the Covelli Center (formerly called the Chevrolet Center/ Youngstown Convocation Center). Non PAW Bishops and Prelates is Class B civics.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
“The Celebration of a King Among Princes”

Wednesday February 10, 2010 Bishop Wagner’s Final Home-Going Celebration will take place at the Covelli Center (formerly called the Chevrolet Center / Youngstown Convocation Center). The day will begin with a viewing from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. The Funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM. Bishop Horace Smith, current Presiding Prelate of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW) will perform the Eulogy.
Interment immediately following; Green Haven Memorial Gardens, 3495 S. Canfield-Niles Rd., Canfield, OH 44406. All PAW Bishops are requested to wear their official vestments with the purple chemiere. All other PAW tiers of leadership are also requested to wear their official vestments. All non PAW Bishops and Prelates is Class A full choir dress.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting monetary contributions made payable to “Calvary Ministries care of the N.L. Wagner Foundation” mailed to Calvary Ministries International 1812 Oak Hill Ave. Youngstown, OH 44507.
Please let us continue to hold up in prayer First Lady Rita Wagner, along with their daughters, Christian & Camille (Kent) and granddaughter, British, and the other family members; as well as the Calvary church family. Any inquiries or questions can be made through the church office at (330) 747-4445.

Calvary Ministries International
Hotel Listing

Holiday Inn 7410 South Avenue Boardman 330-726-1611 $85.99 All Rooms
Per Night + Tax
Fairfield Inn 7397 Tiffany South
330-726-5979 $62.00 per night + Tax
Hampton Inn & Suites 6690 Ironwood Blvd
330-702-1900 $99.00
Per night + Tax

All room rates are available from February 1st thru February 11th.
Please refer to “Calvary Ministries – Bishop Wagner” for the above rates.

Bishop Norman L. Wagner – A Biographic Snapshot

World-Wide Leader and Personality – Pastor / Educator / Statesman / Servant 1976 Bishop Norman L. Wagner established a private school, Calvary Christian Academy, to meet the needs of families who lacked access to quality and cutting-edge education.  In spite of Youngstown’s struggling economy, the school excelled and graduated many individuals who are now making their mark on the world; Executives, Professionals,  Sports & Entertainment Figures, and Leaders including Youngstown’s current Mayor, the Honorable Jay Williams.

Against incredible odds, in 1984, Bishop Wagner spearheaded a building  project to house senior citizens in the Youngstown community; Calvary Towers were erected and today still stand as a monument to Bishop Wagner’s commitment to better living standards for the senior citizens of his hometown.

Recognized for his positive influence and the significant contributions to the communities he serviced, Bishop Wagner has enjoyed visits to The White House by personal invitations from Presidents Ronald Reagan, and William Jefferson Clinton.

Musically, as a gifted singer, song-writer, and arranger, Bishop Norman L. Wagner along with his choir, received Stellar Nominations for songs, “Best For Last,” and “Excellent.”  Additionally, he played a very significant role in the launch of now Multi-Grammy Award Winning Artist, Vicki Winans.  His wise counsel and his integrity have earned him great respect and love among many internationally celebrated artists within the Entertainment Industry – as is demonstrated by the list of Artists scheduled to appear during his Home-Going services.

Ambassador of Jesus Christ

On National and Global Fronts
In 1978, Bishop Wagner created and served as Executive Producer of “The Power of Pentecost,” a television program which went National in 1978 and International by 1985.

Bishop Wagner was presiding Prelate of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. (PAW) for two consecutive terms (1998-2004) with over two thousand churches under his auspices.

Bishop Wagner also founded and presided over the European Council of Nations (ECN) for over twenty years; a Christian organization of church leaders in Europe of varying ethnicities and languages.  The ECN grew to
over 40 churches under his leadership.

In 1986, Bishop Wagner established an international leadership conference, Pentecost In Perspective (PIP). The conference was designed to develop and equip leaders, as well as those in pursuit of leadership roles. This annual conference has been heavily attended by thousands of Christian and Business Leaders from around the globe for over two decades.

From the Bottom of Our Hearts

Bishop Wagner’s family and Calvary Ministries International wish to thank everyone for their efforts to honor the labor, the love, and the memory of this great man who gave his life in the service of others for the Kingdom of God .


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