THE MOST REV'D JOHN WILLIAM HOLLOWAY
WITH THE LORD - FEBRUARY 22, 2014
The Most Rev’d John William Holloway, B. A., M.Div., D. D., Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of the Mid-South, passed away early in the morning on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Griffin, Georgia. He was 59 years old.
Bishop Holloway, a graduate of Valdosta State University and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, served as a United Methodist minister and, later, as an independent charismatic minister prior to entering the priesthood in the ICCEC. He was the founding pastor of St. Michael and All Angels Charismatic Episcopal Church which eventually acquired the former Methodist Church building in downtown Thomaston, GA.
He served as a number of years as the Canon Missioner for Georgia and, in 1997, was consecrated as a bishop. He first served the Missionary District of Georgia which, under his leadership, became the Diocese of Georgia. Later, Tennessee was added to form the Diocese of the Mid-South. Holloway traveled to several countries in Africa where he was beloved by the church there. His ministry journeys also took him to the Caribbean, Mexico, the Philippines, and to other locations.
In 2007, at the age of 53, Bishop Holloway suffered a debilitating stroke which ended his public ministry but not his ministry of intercession, although, for the most part, he was confined to his bedroom since his illness. During his tenure, over a dozen churches were founded and over three dozen men ordained to the ministry in Georgia and Tennessee. Many times that number were confirmed and ordained during ministry overseas.
Bishop Holloway was known for his biblical and energetic preaching and for his faith. He was an extrovert who loved being with people and was nearly always in the middle of whatever was going on. He remained an avid Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves fan.
The Holloways have three sons, Jared, Jacob, and Josiah, a daughter, Hannah Grace, and several grandchildren. Elaine Holloway, a Commissioned Minister of Music and Worship, continues to serve in ministry, speaking and ministering, and is a worship leader at Fayetteville’s Church of the Holy Cross.
Cards may be sent to: 107 McEthel Drive, Griffin, GA 30224
Arrangements are as follows:
Memorial Service Saturday, March 1, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 4881 Highway 34 East, Sharpsburg, Georgia 30277. Church Office: 770-252-2428. Clergy wear white vestments. Celebrant: The Most Reverend Craig Bates, Patriarch of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal. Memorial Speaker: The Most Reverend Charles Jones, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of the Southeast.
For those who are coming to the Memorial Service from out of town, many are staying at the following:
Hampton Inn - Newnan
50 Hampton Way
Newnan, Georgia, 30265
Reference “Holloway Funeral”
for $89.00 + tax/per night rate (weekend rate is normally higher)
Includes Hot Breakfast bar
For those who usually stay at the Springhill Suites, please be aware that they are under renovation, and there is a noise problem from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.