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Paul Jennings Bentley Jr.

January 24, 1935 - February 13, 2022

A Celebration of Life will be held for Paul on Saturday February 19th 2022 with Butch Abold at The First Church Of God at 1pm. 706 E. Monroe, Rapid City South Dakota.

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Posted by A VETERAN on February 20, 2022

The time has come that your earth body has lived life to the fullest and your spirit has met our Maker. What a joyful reunion it is! Thank you Brother B & Kathy for being a beacon and leading by example and making me feel like family. Brother B asked me if I will be there when his time comes and I will be. With much respect and gratitude for my adopted Dad, I will be there. Safely Home, he is safely home. ❤

Posted by Elaine MatoTamaHece on February 15, 2022

Several years ago I had the wonderful privilege to meet Bro. Paul and Sister Kathy Bentley when a group of us from the Owingsville First Church of God in Kentucky stayed at the Rapid City First Church of God during a motorcycle trip to the Black Hills. They, and the church welcomed us with open arms and that was the beginning of a multi-year Christian fellowship. In our conversations, Bro. Paul, Sis. Kathy, and I realized that we knew several people in the Church of God who were mutual friends, namely Rev. Paul Floyd for one, and that let to many wonderful conversations together. I was so impressed by Bro. Paul's fervent attachment to the Church of God, his love for the Lord, and his commitment to doing God's work, which included a time here in Kentucky at Hope Hill Children's Home. My thoughts and prayers and those of the Owingsville First Church of God are uplifting Sister Kathy and the Bentley Family and we pray that you find comfort and peace in knowing that Bro. Paul's life mattered, he made a difference and he will be missed. May you be strengthened by your family, your faith and your friends and by many wonderful and precious memories that constitute the legacy that Bro. Paul leaves and the heritage that you receive. And, may you be comforted in knowing that Bro. Paul is now where he wanted to be; absent from the body and present with the Lord.

Posted by Rev. Lowell C. Rice on February 14, 2022

Uncle Paul, you saw me for me, you listened and loved unconditionally. You didn't see the stories, or the chaos, but that Showing Jesus was all that mattered to you..Grace and Mercy flowed through your veins...If I could have "chosen" Christian parents, I would have chosen you and Aunt Kathy.. I keep thinking your seeing Jesus face to face right now.. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus..I love you, until we meet again..in His perfect kingdom..love always, Laura

Posted by Laura Watts on February 14, 2022

 
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