Jul 06, 2017 by Will Maule

Megachurch Founder Frank Summerfield Dies After T.D. Jakes Asked People To Pray For His Sick Wife

Megachurch founder Frank Summerfield has died at the age of 67. Summerfield was the pioneer of Word of God Fellowship Church and Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. "Bishop Summerfield transitioned from labor to reward on Sunday Morning, July 2, 2017," his church said in a statement, without disclosing his cause of death.  His untimely death comes just months after famed pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes, appealed to his followers on Instagram in late January to pray for Summerfield's wife, JoeNell.

She was "in desperate need of healing," Jakes detailed. "First Lady Summerfield, wife of Bishop Frank Summerfield is in desperate need of healing. I just left her bedside in Raleigh agreeing with the family in prayer. Please join me in interceding for her! She really needs a touch from God. You don't need to call or go by...... just send urgent prayer! Thank you!" Jakes wrote at the time.

"We are grieving the loss of a great leader and a father to many. At this time we ask that you keep the Summerfield family and the Word of God Fellowship Church family in your thoughts and prayers," a statement on Summerfield's Facebook page read on Sunday.

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