Rev G W DeLatte

Rev G W DeLatte

Louisiana, USA
Death 2 Feb 2006 (aged 79)
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
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In Loving Memory Of
Rev. George Warren DeLatte

George DeLatte attended a revival meeting in Louisiana of a dynamic, great "old-time" evangelist, Rev. Gayle Jackson, when he was 23 years of age. His life changed from that time! He became a born again Christian that night and soon received the call to the ministry! His heart became hungry for the Word of God. He began studying by reading children Bible story books. They were full of the Old Testament stories of the great prophets and the law, and of people of Bible times and of our forgiving God and of the judgment of God. He learned of the grace of God as he studied the New Testament stories and the life of Jesus, about Peter and the disciples, and the Apostle Paul. As he continued reading and studying many Bible verses stayed in his memory... Soon he answered the call God had upon him and he became an ordained minister. When he preached the words would flow from him... The Bible became alive to the people who attended the revival meetings, as he preached and used the examples of Biblical heroes such as Daniel, who remained true to God even when thrown in the lions den and one could visualize Shadrack, Meshek and Abednego, as they were in the fiery furnace...When he was preaching and spoke of "the man in the long white robe" it made chills come over one...

Rev. DeLatte was a great soul winner for Christ as he preached across America and journeyed to many foreign countries, including Haiti and India, always preaching the message of salvation. He believed in forgiveness and redemption, and he believed in heaven and hell ...When he gave an alter call one could have heard a pin drop it was so silent in the congregation as he prayed and ministered to them... The Holy Spirit touched people's hearts with conviction, and thousands of people came forward through the years to pray, to renew their commitments, to ask the Lord for forgiveness of their sins, and to accept Jesus in their hearts. Rev. DeLatte loved to pray for people! There would be long lines of people and families patiently waiting to share their prayer requests with Rev. DeLatte. He would stand for hours until he had personally prayed for each person who wanted prayer, needed encouragement, or to be ministered to. He was anointed and he believed in the full gospel, in the gifts of the spirit, and when he ministered in a revival service to people often it was through the word of knowledge, or word of wisdom or word of faith.

He never met a stranger! Everywhere he went he just naturally talked to people. He would listen to their problems, or prayer requests, encourage them, and pray for them. He had tremendous energy and was constantly on the go...It was as though he felt his time on earth was short and he had to hurry and reach as many people as he could in the time that he had. He mentored many ministers, spiritually, financially, and emotionally. He listened to ministers and counseled them when times were tough; he was optimistic and he encouraged them to continue on in the ministry when they were discouraged, and he prayed for them.

From the time he was a young minister, he often talked about heaven and how he was looking forward to going there and how great it would be! He said that heaven was getting closer all the time...Rev. DeLatte and his wife Rev. Judy DeLatte pastored Wings of Faith Church in Knoxville, Tennessee for many years. Rev. DeLatte had driven to a nearby city to make a radio broadcast that final day, and he began feeling very ill. He willed himself to drive the automobile home to Knoxville, determined to be with Judy...The Lord had called him to the ministry over a half century earlier... the Lord called him again...this time to his eternal home...

Rev. Judy DeLatte continues to pastor Wings of Faith Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, to shepherd their congregation, and to fulfill their vision.

G. W. DeLatte's Father: Daniel Willie DeLatte: Dec 3, 1895 Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA - Dec 31, 1976 Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. Age 81.
G. W. DeLatte's Mother: Ethel Elizabeth McMorris: Aug 30, 1902 Coyell, Livingston Parish, LA - Nov 28, 1989 Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. Age 87.

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