Pastor Drops Dead in Pulpit Singing Pharrell's 'Happy'

A pastor reportedly dropped dead in the pulpit after singing Pharrell's song "Happy."

Sunday, as reported by the Christian Post, Pastor Gordon A. Humphrey was preaching in Chicago when he suddenly collapsed at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago. 

"I'm not sure if they determined the cause of death but it's been said he may have had a heart attack," says pastor Greg Hunter. 

He says the congregants called the paramedics immediately.

"We are putting emphasis that he passed doing what he loved to do, and he loved preaching and that's the relationship he had with God, and when he preached he gave it his all. So he passed doing the thing that he loved to do and that is [to] share the Word of God and minister to the body of Christ," Hunter told CP. 

At the time of his death, Humphrey was pastoring three churches: Olivet Church in Stockton, California, Olivet of Oakland, California, and Shiloh Missionary in Chicago.

Posts of support poured in on the Shiloh Missionary Facebook page.

"Bless you Rev. Humphrey, rest from your labor and as you sang yesterday, your name is on The Christian Jubilee. Preaching, singing man of God," one person wrote.

"Awesome Man of God. Traditional preaching, ministry and gospel music with the ability to reach this modern world. Rest in Heaven Pastor Humphrey Jr.," wrote another. 

Please pray for the pastor's family and his church.

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