Pastor Lyons C. WelchPASTOR LYONS C. WELCH Also known as Peewee, born June 28, 1938 in Kahuku, Hawaii, to Clifton Welch and Margaret Naone. He was the last child out of 11, attended Sunset Elementary, Waialua and Kahuku High School. At the age of 21 he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He then married the love of his life Pualani Mary Welch where they both raised six beautiful children of their own. As the Owner of Zion Brothers Construction Company he then moved his family to Maili from 1975-1983 and served as a Senior Pastor of Seed of Zion Holiness Church. He was then called to evangelize and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the mainland and neighbor islands including New Zealand and Tonga. In 2003 to present he was the Pastor of Greater Mt. Zion Holiness Church in Hauula and continued sharing the gospel around the world through his monetary blessings and also broadcasted on television with Voice of Zion. His heart was for people as he lived to share the love of Jesus to all he came across to. As he lived his life for Christ he also loved spending quality time with his family, friends and enjoyed watching sporting events. He was a fan of the UH volleyball and Football team and also the Kahuku Red Raiders football team. Overall, he was a powerful, anointed man who earnestly prayed and was faithful to the call of Christ Jesus. He continued to fight the good fight of faith throughout his life until the Lord has called him home to glory on September 3, 2013. He is survived by his children, Sarah (Kimo) Perez, Jesse (Lisa) Welch, Dinah "Robin" Welch-Carvalho, Deborah "Kepola" Dudoit and Luke (Roz) Welch. 14 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at Greater Mt. Zion Holiness Church on Friday September 20, 2013; Visitation 5:00-6:30 p.m., service 6:30 p.m.; an additional visitation will be held the following day at Greater Mt. Zion Holiness Church; visitation 9:00 a.m.; service 10:00 a.m. Lunch to follow and burial 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
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