James Eldon Bugg of Grand Rapids, Michigan, formerly of Fair Play, Missouri, passed from this world into his Heavenly home on January 14, 2020. James was born to Leonard and Gola Bugg (DeRossette) on September 24, 1934.
James, who was fondly known by many as Pastor Bugg, graduated from Central Bible College in 1954, and went on to receive his BA from Spring Arbor College and his Masters from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He founded Faith Assembly of God in Standale, MI. The Voice of Faith Radio Ministry and The Peoples Church which is now known as Resurrection Life Church. He also began Great Lakes Institute of Biblical Studies.
James loved and cared for people deeply and was a friend to all. As a Pastor, he had a true Shepherds heart. He was an avid reader and loved the Word of God as well as all things pertaining to the Kingdom of God. He had great passion for Israel and traveled there many, many times, leading groups and involved in efforts which fulfilled Biblical Prophecy. In his earlier years, he enjoyed spending time with his family, escaping to his cottage on Hess Lake and resting in the sunshine. He also enjoyed traveling around the world and across the United States. He loved gardening and working in his yard. Christmastime was his favorite time of the year.
James left a great legacy and example; to Love life, Love all people, Cherish family, and most importantly Love Jesus.
James was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn Darlene Bugg (Hoyt). He is survived by his only Son Randal James and wife Shelly, Grandchildren; Jordan, Brandon James and Mari and one great grandson, Ezra James.
A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Resurrection Life Church at 2:00 pm in the Res Center Auditorium. Enter in Door E or H., 5100 Ivanrest Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49418