Legendary South African gospel singer and preacher Lionel Peterson, 74, has reportedly passed away. According to reports, the “Peace (Jehovah Knows)” singer died on Thursday 14th July 2022 after struggling with health issues for the past couple of years.
The news of Lionel Peterson’s death was known via various social media publications with condolences for the family and tributes to the pastor. Many also shared personal stories of how the singer has impacted their lives.
A ‘Matthew John penned on Facebook; “Lionel Peterson has not only made a massive impact on my life but he has been an inspiration to the nations. He is not only a man that showed me immense love and embraced me every chance he got, he is my uncle. He has always been and will always remain, my family.’”
Älso reacting to the news, Legendary gospel singer, Ron Kenoly took to his Facebook page to pen a heartfelt message to the Lionel Peterson Family.
“Sing for joy oh Africa…” One of your favorite sons has graduated to eternal glory!” He wrote,
“Sadness seems to be an understatement when I think about the loss of my friend and brother in Christ Lionel Peterson. We first toured together in the mid-’90s too many cities in South Africa. From the success of his “Rejoice Africa” album, he traveled to countries in Africa and around the world.” Read full here.
The Kenneth Copeland Ministries also shared their condolences with the Peterson Family. They wrote on Facebook; “It is with heartfelt condolences that we mourn the passing of Pastor Lionel Petersen 13/8/47 to 14/7/22 who has gone home to be with the Lord. He ministered the Gospel to a global audience for most of his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Valarie Petersen and family as they process his loss. May you find peace and comfort.