Dr. David Griffis, Church of God World Missions Director, has announced that Margaret Gaines, likely the most well-known of all Church of God missionaries, crossed the finish line of her earthly life on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Born in December of 1931, Margaret was the last of seven children born to parents who had served as missionaries to Japan.

Her devotion and dedication to Missions started December of 1946 during a Missions club service at the Bible Training School (BTS). A single woman, Margaret committed herself to serving the Lord relentlessly. In 1952, she arrived in Tunisia, an almost unheard of nation in Africa. She also briefly went to France and Jordan, respectively. But in 1968, her destiny was fulfilled when Margaret was appointed to Israel, and established her ministry in Aboud. The school she began is marching forward and continuing to influence hundreds in its shadow.

Further details of the arrangements are forthcoming.