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Rev. J.C. 'Jay' Hibbard, Jr.

Rev. J.C. 'Jay' HIBBARD, Jr. went to his eternal home in Heaven on January 8, 2017. Jordan Carl Hibbard, Jr. would have turned 86 years old on January 16, 2017. Jordanís love for his family was deep and unconditional. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be sorely missed by his wife Marie, his children and spouses Judith Hibbard, Bruce and Julie Hibbard, Sandra Hibbard and Elizabeth and Randy Speegle, his grandchildren and spouses Nikki Garland, Melissa and Hamid Rahmanian, Joshua and April Judkins, Sarah Sellers, Zac Speegle and Jacob Speegle, his great grandchildren Christian Garland and Sophie Rahmanian and his siblings and spouses Dee Elkins, Ron Underwood, Jaynell and Ronnie Songstad, and Darlene and Mervin Walker. He is preceded in passing by his grandchildren Joseph Cotton and Melanie Hibbard, father J.C. Hibbard, Sr., mother Lillian Grewie Ash and sister, June Marie Underwood.

Jordanís great passion for life was contagious, and he lived big. He was a musician, singer, songwriter, artist, author, inventor, historian, student, golfer, mechanic, cook, builder and of course, he was a preacher. He grew up in Dallas, Texas as the only son of Rev. J.C. Hibbard, Sr. In 1942, along with his father, Rev. J.C. Hibbard, Sr. and sisters, June Marie and Dee, he sang and played guitar and violin on KSKY radio in Dallas with The Hibbard Family in addition to the church services at The Gospel Lighthouse in Dallas.

He was an evangelist for many years in the early 1950's and traveled throughout the United States conducting meetings in tents with sawdust floors. He later became pastor of the Covenant Fellowship in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As a teenager he evangelized all across Texas until at the age of twenty-three he took his first job as pastor of a church in Dallas.

He moved to Oklahoma City in 1960 where he began his fifty seven-year tenure as pastor of Full Gospel Assembly, later named Covenant Fellowship Church. He loved Oklahoma City, and it was here, with his precious Marie by his side, where he spent the remainder of his life upholding his promise to faithfully serve Christ by loving and serving the body of Christ.

Called to preach at the age of 19 in Dallas, Texas, J.C. "Jay" Hibbard, Jr. brought the message of salvation and grace to crowds of hungry souls for over 50 years. "Where the souls of men are refreshed" has been a phrase that described his message and the mission of his congregation at Covenant Fellowship Church, which he established in 1961 in Oklahoma, City.

Throughout his ministry, he and Marie experienced countless struggles, but more often than not Ė and he would be the first to testify - many countless blessings. The impact of his ministry has touched and changed the lives of so many across the country and around the world. His witness to countless miracles over the span of his life and ministry left him with an unwavering faith in God that would be his legacy. He would not hesitate to declare that his life had been a testament to the un-merited faithfulness, mercy and love of God. His family had the joy of sitting around the piano with him in the living room and singing all together his favorite song, Great is Thy Faithfulness. His messages of the "Gospel of the Kingdom" and the "Seven Sheddings of the Blood of Christ" were ahead of their time and have been received by tens of thousands of men and women.

Rev. J.C. 'Jay' HIBBARD, Jr. was born in 1931 in Houston, Texas and weighed 12 lb. 8 oz, the largest baby ever born at that particular Houston hospital. He was nicknamed "Sonny" and "Jay". He was educated in Sunset High School in Dallas, Texas.

Parents: Rev. Jordan Carl "J. C." Jessie HIBBARD Sr.and Lillian Bertha GRIEWIE

Spouse: Eva Marie RAYMER

Children: Judith Dawn (Judy) HIBBARD, Bruce Alan HIBBARD, Sandra Lynn "Sandy" HIBBARD, Elizabeth Gaye "Leisa" HIBBARD

Sisters: June Marie Hibbard-Tennison-Underwood, Dolores (Dee) Hibbard-Hutcheson, Darlene Hibbard-Walker and Jaynell Hibbard-Songstad

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