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“I had so much respect and admiration for Brother Jim. So many things he said during sermons and radio broadcasts have stayed with me over the years...Read More »
1 of 71 | Posted by: M. Scott - Warren, MI

“I consider myself a student and former member of Bethesda 1985 - 1995 until I moved to California. He will always remembered because of his walk...Read More »
2 of 71 | Posted by: Frankie Stewart - Anderson - MI

“I attended Bethesda Christian Church from 1999 to 2009. I went through catechism and numerous Sunday school meetings. I was always excited to go to...Read More »
3 of 71 | Posted by: Kamilah Parker - Highland Park, MI

“I think I must have nearly every book Pastor Beall wrote. I was led to Christ at Bethesda Missionary Temple in Detroit in 1972. Pastor Beall...Read More »
4 of 71 | Posted by: Sherry Churchill - Hudson, FL

“As I was growing up in Hamtramck, my mother would tune in to WJLB every morning at 10:00 am. I can still hear Pastor Beall's voice, "...Read More »
5 of 71 | Posted by: Betty Glover - Detroit, MI

“Memories date to Latter-Rain Revival 1948 in Canada & US, which our family heard about on Wings of Healing Radio from Portland OR. , also, with...Read More »
6 of 71 | Posted by: Roberta N. Tuthill - Beaverton, OR

“This looks a lot like my husband ”
7 of 71 | Posted by: Amanda Childress - Cresson, TX

“Once again another year has gone by and we still miss Pastor James L Beall! No other pastor have I had can take the place of this shepherd God placed...Read More »
8 of 71 | Posted by: Frankie Stewart-Anderson (Former member of BCC) - MI

“Just cant get over this ”
9 of 71 | Posted by: Wendy Brown - Eastpointe, MI

“To me He was my Father in the Gospel. I still listen to tapes recorded of his Preaching. There is that something that makes you feel comfort from...Read More »
10 of 71 | Posted by: Evangelist Frankie L. Stewart - Anderson - MI

“I MET PASTOR JIM AT A CONFERENCE AT GREEN LAKES. I WAS A YOUNG HURINT PASTOR AND THE WORD HE MINISTERED TO US ABOUT "UNTIL' MINISTERS TO ME TO THIS...Read More »
11 of 71 | Posted by: PASTOR ANDREW MCMILLAN

“Dear Beall Family: Thanking God for Bro. Jim and praying for your comfort always. ”
12 of 71 | Posted by: Dave and Lynda Stallwood - Macomb, MI

“Pastor Beall preached at the 1984 American Baptist Charismatic Convention in Green Lakes. I was a young insecure pastor and Jim told us not to throw...Read More »
13 of 71 | Posted by: Pastor Andrew McMillan

“Another Gospel Giant called home. He will never be forgotten. Such an awesome gift and a Blessed Minister. Greatly encouraged my early walk with...Read More »
14 of 71 | Posted by: Anne-Marie - Mt Clemens, MI

“I was saddened to learn of Brother Jim's passing only just today. Brother Jim stands in my memory as a foundational figure who spoke of the Lord with...Read More »
15 of 71 | Posted by: Dale Beisel - Antioch, CA

“It is with shock and disbelief to me that Pastor James Beall has passed away.....I did not discover this until today, Jan. 5, 2014......It just so...Read More »
16 of 71 | Posted by: Oakland E. Kimbrough, Jr. - MI

“I was raised in Bethesda Missionary Temple. As a child attending Bethesda Christian school I remember how all of us kids loved and respected Brother...Read More »
17 of 71 | Posted by: Keith Farris - Saint Clair Shores, MI

“My deepest condolences. ”
18 of 71 | Posted by: Carol S. Lewis - East Palo Alto, CA

“I attended Bethesda from 1978-1984. I got some valuable training from Bethesda and am eternally grateful for my Christian education there. I had my...Read More »
19 of 71 | Posted by: Dante Marola - Sierra Vista, AZ

“paster beall was sowing a seed in my heart of faiht inthe word of god ”
20 of 71 | Posted by: Glaser Alois - Washington, MI

“To the Beall Family,Our hearts were joyous to hear of Brother Jims home coming, but saddened to know that we have lost a spiritual leader and a man...Read More »
21 of 71 | Posted by: Walter and Linda Cuppetelli - SC

“I am sadden to hear that Brother Jim had passed away. I have great memories of growing up in Bethesda, receiving the Holy Spirit and the foundations...Read More »
22 of 71 | Posted by: Grace Turnboe - Detroit, MI

“I walked into Bethesda Sept 1980 the first time (from Louisiana). I had just come back to MI after being brutalized and nearly killed by the man that...Read More »
23 of 71 | Posted by: Patricia - Holland, MI

“I am sorry to learn about the recent passing of Pastor James. THANK YOU, dear brother, for your many years of service in the Detroit area. You...Read More »
24 of 71 | Posted by: kathy k. - redford, MI

“Hi Anne, I was so hoping to be there for Brother Jim's funeral. It was not to be since he went to be with the Lord while I was on vacation. I know he...Read More »
25 of 71 | Posted by: Ursula Ridlon

“We extend our sympathy to the whole Beall family. We enjoyed Pastor Beall's sense of humor, his radio program, and the many ways he showed the love...Read More »
26 of 71 | Posted by: greg and dee smith - MI

“Bernie and I enjoyed the Bible College classes that Brother Jim taught. He was so knowledgeable and made learning so easy. It was a joy to be in his...Read More »
27 of 71 | Posted by: Joy & Bernie Grzena - MI - friend

“So thankful to God, Brother Jim and his whole family for their obedience to God, by serving His people. I was dedicated to God at age 7 years old...Read More »
28 of 71 | Posted by: Jacqueline Sherry Jenzano (Priputen) - FL

“In 1979 I left my home, my family, and my church to serve my country in the USAF. The Sunday before I left I was blessed in front of the congregation...Read More »
29 of 71 | Posted by: Paul Way - Avondale, AZ

“My condolences to Anne and the Beall Family. Tom and I were forever grateful to Jim for his many blessings to us. Virginia Hill ”
30 of 71 | Posted by: A friend

“Bro. Jim was the Pastor of my family for 30 of the best, most influential years of my life. I learned a great deal from him and through the strong...Read More »
31 of 71 | Posted by: Harrell L Bailey - MI

“Since I first heard your Radio Broadcasts on WMUZ, to Sunday's farewell. You will always be my inspiration throughout my remaining days. ”
32 of 71 | Posted by: Dennis Kennedy - Howell, MI

“We have so many fond memories of the years when we had the honor of learning under Pastor/Brother Jim. Our family was brought to the church by our...Read More »
33 of 71 | Posted by: Sandy & Chuck Chupick - FL

“Dearest Anne, I am so sad at the passing of Bro. Jim.... I have great memories of the times I spent with you & Bro. Jim, both with my family and...Read More »
34 of 71 | Posted by: Sheryl (Alderson) Belefski - OR

“Dear Anne, We were so saddened by the news of our dear friend Bro. Jim's passing. He was a great man and had a great influence on our lives. Oh...Read More »
35 of 71 | Posted by: Archie and Verna Alderson - TX

“Brother Jim had a huge impact on my life. He was a brilliant preacher and teacher and was in some ways, the father I never had. Condolences to his...Read More »
36 of 71 | Posted by: David Lubienski - Rancho Mirage, CA

“We admired and loved Pastor "Brother Jim" Beall. He was always so approachable as our Pastor from the late 60's to the early 70's. He married us...Read More »
37 of 71 | Posted by: Louis and Norma Borsheim - MI

“Brother Jim had a huge impact on my life.He was like a father I never had.David Lubienski, Rancho Mirage, CA ”
38 of 71 | Posted by: A friend

“Dearest Bro. Jim. THE ABSOLUTE BEST. My pastor and friend -- I love him for who he was and all he did; and his great influence in my life. An...Read More »
39 of 71 | Posted by: Cheryl Beisel - Royal Oak, MI

“Today we will honor the life and the memory of this man, who God used to touch and influence so many lives for so many years. So many memories, from...Read More »
40 of 71 | Posted by: William & Phyllis Staugaard - MI

“To the family of James Beall, My affiliation with Bethesda Missionary/ Bethesda Christian Church began 36 years ago while the church was still on...Read More »
41 of 71 | Posted by: Arthur (Carolyn) Perry and Chelsea - MI

“"Brother Jim", as he was known by most of us, was a fine example to pastors and ministers the world over. We are grateful for the many years he fed...Read More »
42 of 71 | Posted by: Pastors Dan and Ruth Mastro - MI

“Dear Family of Pastor Jim, I (we) have so many fond memories of our years at Bethesda Missionary Temple. Brother Jim, Brother Harry and Sister Pat...Read More »
43 of 71 | Posted by: Marilyn Rolph (Donald) - Holland, MI

“I am very sorry and sad to hear about the loss of Pastor Jim. Pastor Jim was a great and honorable man who always expressed his kindness and love to...Read More »
44 of 71 | Posted by: Debbie Nunn - Sterling Heights, MI

“To our Dear Pastors and their families, The memories are to many to count, picnics, conventions, prayer times we miss Bro. Jim already! We know we...Read More »
45 of 71 | Posted by: Kathie A. Bugajski - MI

“I was very saddened to hear of the passing of this wonderful man of God. He was my spiritual leader for many years. I always was inspired by his...Read More »
46 of 71 | Posted by: Kurtis Lau - Temecula, CA

“A good and godly pastor. A man that I will remember as a pastor with integrity. ”
47 of 71 | Posted by: JOHN C PIPER - new baltimore, MI

“The finest teacher and man of God I ever knew. He is greatly missed and admired. ”
48 of 71 | Posted by: MARK & BARBARA GAMBINO - Slidell, LA

“It was the great privilege of my husband, Rev. James Alister and I, to be counted as friends of the marvelous Beall family. So many loving memories...Read More »
49 of 71 | Posted by: Manon (Mae) Ruth McAlister

“You were loved and will be missed, Bro. Jim, but now you are in heaven celebrating with Jesus, your parents, son Jimmy and brother-in-law Peter...Read More »
50 of 71 | Posted by: A friend

“I have had the priviledge of being one sheep under Pastor James Beall's leadership for over 35 years. Pastor Beall was a father, mentor, teacher, and...Read More »
51 of 71 | Posted by: Sandra Brown-Anderson - MI

“What a wonderful man of God and truly gifted preacher. How blessed I feel to have sat under his teaching. I know he is walking on streets of gold and...Read More »
52 of 71 | Posted by: Debra Lamb

“Brother Jim we'll miss you my friend. You loved life, people, but most of all, you loved the Lord! We thank God for the privilege of having known...Read More »
53 of 71 | Posted by: Marty & Louise Smith - MI

“You fought the good fight of faith and have now received your heavenly reward. Thanks for all that you did for the kingdom. ”
54 of 71 | Posted by: Emma Waits - Oxnard, CA

“I attended Bethesda in the 80's. Wonderful speaker and his love for people was impressive. When I served at a banquet, he went the extra mile, to...Read More »
55 of 71 | Posted by: Carol Herdman - chesterfield, MI

“The Angels rejoice as a good soul has finally made its way home! My sincere sympathy and prayers to you and all of your family. ”
56 of 71 | Posted by: Pam vest - Clinton Twp., MI

“What a wonderful man of God and truly gifted preacher. How blessed I feel to have sat under his teaching. I know he is walking on streets of gold...Read More »
57 of 71 | Posted by: Debra Lamb - Chesterfield, MI

“I met Pastor Beall while attending the Bible studies at Bethesda with Anna Lee Dunn teaching the class...It was the most amazing Bible study I ever...Read More »
58 of 71 | Posted by: Luann McCollum - Sterling Hts, MI

“When I first started attending Bethesda nothing in life made sense. Pastor Jim help life not only make sense again but help me understand the love of...Read More »
59 of 71 | Posted by: Janet Richmond - St Clair Shores, MI

“He was a true Shepherd to his flock those 57 years of pastoring. How he remembered everyone's name always amazed me! We will miss his great smile...Read More »
60 of 71 | Posted by: Sharron Rutt - Macomb, MI

“Pastor Beall gave a certain kind of hope to many of us in ministry by being such a fine role model. Jim Brandyberry Pastor The International Church...Read More »
61 of 71 | Posted by: Rev. Jim Brandyberry - Admirer

“We will surely miss our friend, Pastor Beall! We made many memories over the years for us to cherish....the sense of humor, the keen way of knowing...Read More »
62 of 71 | Posted by: Drs. Jimmy and Becky Pearce - FL

“We love you, Brother Jim, and will miss you greatly until we meet again before the throne. I realized the other day that a HUGE, ENORMOUS amount of...Read More »
63 of 71 | Posted by: Revs. Mark & Elizabeth Gadley - MI

“Pastor Beall will always have a special place in my heart. Several times during my years of illness, he personally visited me in the hospital,...Read More »
64 of 71 | Posted by: Chris - Livonia, MI

“Pastor Beall was one of my favorite ministers of the 20th century. He was a true pioneer in the Christian area, all because he loved The Lord, a lot...Read More »
65 of 71 | Posted by: Gary Collins II - Ypsilanti, MI

“Pastor Beall's message on tv were what interested me enough to become Born Again. He offered so much hope and scriptural blessings. God bless all...Read More »
66 of 71 | Posted by: Karen - Clinton Twp, MI

“Remembering great times, excellent golf games, in-depth teaching of the Word of God, a warm smile, a friendly greeting, a gentleman and powerful man...Read More »
67 of 71 | Posted by: Fred and Florence Parker and family

“Fond memory of Pastor James and Ann visiting me and my husband in San Jose California when we were first employed by The San Fransico 49ers.... ”
68 of 71 | Posted by: marva fuller hanks - Bloomfield, MI

“No doubt Pastor Beall is in heaven! We will certainly miss him. ”
69 of 71 | Posted by: Wendy Sitek - Sterling Heights, MI

“Dear Beall Family: Our heart-felt sympathy and sincere prayers are being extended to you and on your behalf during this time of sorrow over Bro. Jim...Read More »
70 of 71 | Posted by: Dave and Lynda Stallwood

“May we continue to honor and respect all the lessons we have learned; acting as living symbols of a loving spirit. You are in our prayers. ”
71 of 71 | Posted by: The Wujek-Calcaterra Family - MI


BEALL, Pastor James L. September 10, 2013. Age 88. Pastor of Bethesda Christian Church for 57 years. Proud WWII Navy Veteran. Beloved husband of Anne for 67 years. Loving father of Pastor Analee (James) Dunn, John (Heather) Beall, & the late James Beall. Proud grandfather of Courtney (Peter) Snede, Whitney Dunn, Kate Beall, James Beall, Anne Beall, & great-grandfather of Ethan & Evan Snede. Dear brother of Patricia (the late Peter) Gruits & Harry (Patricia) Beall. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the James Lee Beall Memorial Fund. Visitation Sunday 2:00pm until 5:00pm Funeral Service at Bethesda Christian Church (14000 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights - enter east off Schoenherr Rd.) Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.