Sunday, June 25, 2017
St. Mark M.B. Church

In Loving Memory of the Late Bishop Willie Lee Jordan

Bishop Jordan Seated

Visionary, leader, humanitarian, executive and activist was born on June 8, 1943 in Summit, Mississippi, to Jimmie Lee and Lillie Mae Jordan; he was the eldest of 7 children.

Willie Jordan received his general education in the Summit, Mississippi School System. A significant change occurred in his life during his early teen years, when he moved to live with his grandmother in Drew, Mississippi. This incident undoubtedly was a catalyst that later propelled  him to be become a prominent leader for civil rights and political fortitude

On December 4, 1959 he married Belle D. Shannon. He and his young wife moved o Chicago Heights, IL .With that union they were blessed with 6 children; three children were born prior to receiving his call to the ministry and three were born thereafter.

Pastor Willie L. Jordan accepted his calling to preach the gospel in 1976.. In the same year, the lord placed him as Shepard over 47 sheep at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Harvey, Illinois, where he lead and nourished this flock as the Lord has grown the membership to over 8,000 until his health failed.

His vision and eagerness to educate and empower the community lead him to establish the Willie L. Jordan Community Service Center (JSCS) and the St. Mark Professional Medical Center in Harvey, Illinois and Jordan and Associates Home Health.

Pastor Willie L. Jordan was affectionately known as "The Country Preacher". He was blessed with such vast opportunities and experiences that he is now a world renowned speaker, leader, and visionary. In addition, Pastor Jordan delivered many phenomenal and motivational addresses and his willingness to preach the gospel throughout the world gave the opportunity to hold World Peace Revivals in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Jamaica, Bahamas, Mexico, Belize, Sweden, Israel, Korea, Amsterdam and England.

Pastor Willie Lee Jordan was ordained as Bishop William Lee Jordan on November 17, 2001. Saint Mark Covenant Churches Fellowship was birthed where Bishop Jordan served as Presiding Prelate.

Bishop William L. Jordan received numerous awards and commendations including National and International Who's Who Among Leaders. Bishop Jordan also served on the Board of Directors for the Cook County Board of Ethics. He served as Director of the African American National Fellowship for Southern Baptist Convention; he was a member of the Chicago Metropolitan Baptist Association and the Illinois Baptist Association and the Illinois Baptist State Convention.

Bishop Jordan was awarded an Honary Doctorate of Divinity from GMOR School of Divinity in 2002. Bishop Jordan also earned a Doctorate in Divinity from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary in 2005.

Bishop William Lee Jordan made the transition to his heavenly home on December 9, 2008.