"Great is thy Faithfulness, great is thy faithfulness; morning by morning new mercies I see; All I I have needed, Thy hand hath provided- Great is thy faithfulness, Lord , Unto me." A song that serves as a testimony of how he was assured that God was his Keeper and Savior; we pause to honor that life, and legacy of Pastor Gregory M. Kinsey.
In the fell clutch of circumstance, he never winced nor cried aloud...As a man of God and a Pastor, Gregory’s Love for all the children of God was expressed through his selfless compassion, and his caring heart. His family called him Dependable, Protective, Fearless, and Strong. In all of his life’s endeavors he left invaluable lessons to live by and exceed. Pleasing God was the driving force in his life. Rev. Kinsey also served the Colleton County Branch#5507 of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Board member of Colleton County Recreation Commission, National Education Association, South Carolina Education Association and others.
Under the bludgeonings of chance, My head is bloody, but unbowed...Gregory feared nothing because God was the head of his live, Jesus was the center of his joy, sharing his joy was the calling on his life. The 7th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was blessed with a faithful servant. Bethel AME, Jacksonboro, SC, Saint Mark, Garnett, SC and the Saint Luke Circuit, Hampton County, SC can all testify of his love and passion for ministry.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears — Looms but the Horror of the shade. And yet the menace of the years, Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll...Gregory Maurice Kinsey embraced life’s challenges and kept his faith as a shield of protection. The pain of laying to rest his father, brother, Joseph Anthony Kinsey and most recently his mother, only proved that God had given him strength to show others that you must stay ready and not get ready for the uncertainties that will come your way. At the time of his transition to glory, Gregory served as the Pastor of St. John AME Church in Ridgeland, South Carolina and as the Assistant Principal at Colleton County Middle School in Walterboro, South Carolina.He was often referred to as A Gentle Giant, Bodyguard by some, by others he was Coach Kinsey or Rev Kinsey. But most of all, He was a loving Husband, a devoted son, a caring father, a thoughtful brother, a mentor, an educator, a pillar of the community, a faithful brother of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and so much more to include the “Uncle Phil” of Walterboro.
Friendship is essential to the soul As God would have it, left to cherished precious memories; a loving and devoted wife, Antoinette; three caring children, Adam (Shaquanda); Noah and Jourdan; three grandchildren, Aden, Cameron and Colton, whom Greg adored; siblings, Bernie Kennedy, Sandra Ladson, Betty Joe Boyce, James Jenkins and Ernestine Jenkins; an uncle, James (Flossie) Brisbon; nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and a host of other relatives and friends.
But GOD and GOD alone is the Master of Our Fate And GOD alone is the Captain of Our Soul!
In lieu of floral arrangements: please make monetary contributions to: The Scholarship Fund of Omega Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. P.O. Box 151: Beaufort, South Carolina, 29902