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Chicago pastor D. Rayford Bell dies during Sunday sermon

Monday, September 30, 2013
Bishop D. Rayford Bell collapsed and died 10 minutes into a sermon Sunday at the Christ Temple Church on Ashland and Ogden.

Bishop D. Rayford Bell collapsed and died 10 minutes into a sermon Sunday at the Christ Temple Church on Ashland and Ogden.

Bishop D. Rayford Bell, a Chicago pastor, died while preaching his sermon Sunday at Christ Temple Church.

Bell collapsed just 10 minutes after he began his homily.

He had been pastor and then senior pastor of the church since 1958.

He was also a Chicago Police Department chaplain and the founder of a Chicago Bible College and a church in Joliet.

His church says Bishop Bell preached all over the United States and in 50 countries. He was 90 years old.

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