Rev. Lawrence Joseph McGuin
December 26, 1947 - December 13, 2022
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Albright United Methodist Church
5555 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53216
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Albright United Methodist Church
5555 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53216
Saturday 1/7, 12:00 pm

Rev. Lawrence J. McGuin – Born December 26, 1947, passed away December 13, 2022. He was a retired United Methodist Church pastor serving The Church of the Good Hope, 8700 West Good Hope Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the time of his death. He was a retired USAF Chaplain Lt. Colonel. Funeral service will be held at…

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Charles M Blair left a message on January 6, 2023:
Before he was a Reverend and a Lieutenant Colonel, he was a thoughtful and kind friend. We met as undergraduates at Oberlin College and we never stopped talking about life and challenges and marriage and kids and how we should live, and how the world works and what we could do to make things better. I found him to be a visionary and at times prophetic. He preached when my late wife died in 1980. He helped me get through being a widower with two children and he came to my aid and preached when my olderst son was died at the age of 19. He held me up and kept me from falling away from everything. To me he was a saint. I miss him and I know his spirit is watching and spreading love to us all. He and Linda created three beautiful children. His spirit is in these children. But those of us who got to know him also know that he was full of humor and laughter and eccentricities. I have too many stories to tell here. He was a musician and a creator. He worked with me and our good friend Avery Brooks to create music and plays. And we performed off- broadway and at Rutgers and the National Black Theatre in Harlem. In short he was a brilliant man a great friend and a joy to know. I know that his journey even made the Creator laugh at times. He was a wonderful man.
Hee Soo Jung left a message on January 6, 2023:
Rev. McGuin has been a faithful servant of God. I have blessed by his pastoral and justice oriented heart and the spirit of committed preacher. His service was the multiple appointments including Air Force chaplaincy , in The United Methodist Church. He was aways royal to local community and churches. May I offer glory to God because my colleague, Larry, in his sincere ministry and love. May God bless his family and friends. Wonderful servant soul! Bishop Hee Soo Jung
Rev. Deborah Thompson left a message on January 6, 2023:
In memory of Rev. Lawrence Joseph McGuin, Rev. Deborah Thompson lit a candle
Lynne Hines-Levy left a message on January 5, 2023:
Lawrence was a wonderful friend, mentor and confidant. He'll be greatly missed.
Emmanuel Community United Methodist Church left a message on January 5, 2023:
From our staff and congregation, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the McGuin family and to his congregation. Matthew 25:21 -- “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!" -- Emmanuel Community UMC, Menomonee Falls, WI
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Pastor Michael O. Burpo, The Living Word of God Christian Church left a message on January 4, 2023:
My sincere condolences to Lady Linda McGuin, Esther, Charlene, Emmanuel and all extended family from me wife Angie and our family. I will always be thankful to God for this Great Christian Mentor, Encourager and true Friend in my life. He has been a great Blessing since the day I met him at Hickam AFB, Hawaii in 1996. It was several days later he was introduced as the new Pastor of the Gospel Service and he became my Pastor from then till now. I will truly miss this Great Inspiring Mentor, Encouraging, Praying, Thoughtful, Wise and most of all Friend of mine! Sleeping my Dear Chaplain sir. I'll see you in the morning.
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