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Transition of Dr. Kenneth E. Marcus (1954-2018)

Please join with us in prayer for Rev. Dr. Cassandra Young Marcus, family members, friends and the entire Turner congregation.

Home Going Services for Reverend Dr. Kenneth E. Marcus:

Monday, January 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

Turner Chapel AME Church
492 North Marietta Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Phone: 770-422-6791

Please send all condolences to:
Turner Chapel AME Church
492 N. Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060

Click links below to view and share information about Dr. Marcus’ funeral arrangements:

Funeral Arrangements – Rev. KM

In Lieu of Flowers, please make contributions to:
The Kenneth Edward Marcus and Cassandra Young Marcus Scholarship Fund (make checks payable to: Turner Chapel AME).

There will be a “Service of Praise and Thanksgiving” on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 5pm – 8pm.

Services are entrusted to:
Hanley-Shelton Funeral Directors
473 Lawrence St NE,
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone:(770) 428-6333

Biography of Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Marcus

Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Marcus was the Senior Pastor of Turner Chapel AME Church. Rev. Marcus received the call to preach as an undergraduate student at Morris Brown College in Atlanta Georgia. In 1979, he was ordained as an itinerant elder of the AME Church.

His educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Morris Brown College, a Master of Business Administration degree from Atlanta University, a Masters in Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and a Doctorate in Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary.

Rev. Marcus has served three congregations during his pastoral ministry. These include the St Luke and Nimno Circuit, the Greater Smith Chapel AME Church and his current appointment, the Turner Chapel AME Church where he received his 29th appointment. Under his pastoral leadership, the Turner congregation has blossomed from a small family of 150 members to a large family of over 6000 members.

Rev. Marcus loved to sing and dance and occasionally played his guitar in church. His favorite scripture is Psalm 37:25, “I once was young but now I’m old. But I’ve never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread.” This scripture reminds him of the awesome and unquestioned faithfulness of Almighty God.