Pastor Joe Allen Games passes at age 73

November 13, 2013

Pastor Joe Allen Games, Sr., founder of Providence Baptist Church was a pillar in this community. Pastor Games founded the church in 1969 and served as Pastor for 44 years. Games died on November 4, 2013 at his Milwaukee home of complications of cancer at the age of 73.
Games was truly a servant leader. He served as the 2nd president of MICAH (Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope) from 1993 – 1995.
Current MICAH President, Rev. Willie E. Brisco said, “This is a great loss to this community, Games was a pastor from the old school, very loyal to this city and you can see his legacy in the amount of the pastors and churches that have come from his vision. Rev. Games was one of my greatest supporters and a true gentleman of this vocation, his absence will be felt.”
Last month, Rev. Games was presented an award from One In A Million (O.I.A.M.) for his work in the community to improve schools. He was known for his work throughout the Baptist churches in Milwaukee, serving in many roles, including president of Baptist Ministries Conferences.
Services for Rev. Games will be held at Providence Baptist Church, 3865 N. 82nd St., Milwaukee, WI. Visitation will be on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and the Celebration of Life Service will begin at 6 p.m. On Saturday, November 9, 2013, Rev. Gates will lie in state from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. with the Celebration of Life Service beginning at 10 a.m.
Pastor Games is survived by his wife, Gloria, and two sons, Joe and Kevin.pastor

Pastor Joe Allen Games