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Dr. Iona E. Locke

Source: Gwendolyn Quinn, public relations professional / Dr. Iona E. Locke

We are saddened by the news of beloved Bishop Iona Locke passing away. Bishop Dr. Iona E. Locke was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and is one of nine siblings. At an early age, she came to know Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and according to Acts 2:4, she was baptized with the Holy Spirit. She began her education in the Pittsburgh School System, and later attended Harty’s Bible School. Bishop Locke was commissioned by the Lord to further her Christian training. In so doing, she continued on to complete her doctorate in Theology and Divinity Programs in July 1994. It is of greater knowledge to couple education with experience. She was very well known and loved in the DMV area.

Bishop Locke has influenced so many people through her sermons and music. Many shared their reactions to her passing on social media. Her cause of death is unknown as of now. We will continue to keep her family and loved ones in our prayers.