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9/5/2012 6:01:00 AM
Obituary: Pastor Howard Pennington
Pastor Howard Pennington
Pastor Howard Pennington

Pastor Howard Pennington, 57, senior pastor of Praise Chapel in Kingman, stepped into the presence of the Lord on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.

Howard was born July 10, 1955, in Santa Ana, Calif., to Don Pennington and Nora Lee. At a young age, Howard and his family moved to Bullhead City, Ariz.

In 1976, Howard gave his life to Jesus Christ and faithfully served Him. Howard met Pamela Darrah in Bullhead City and they were married Feb. 9, 1974. Howard and Pam have two children, a son, Travin Pennington, and a daughter, Tyona Taylor. Pam preceded Howard in death when she went to be with the Lord on Sept. 9, 2001. A few years later, Howard married Marsha Esquibel on Dec. 12, 2007.

Howard pioneered and pastored several churches. His pastoral career began in San Jacinto, Calif., in 1981. In October of 1982, he pioneered a church in Las Vegas. Then, in 1983, Howard pioneered a church in Anchorage, Alaska. For a short time in the first part of 1987, Howard was an associate pastor of a church in Chandler, Ariz. On July 10, 1987, Pastor Howard took the pastorate of Praise Chapel in Kingman.

Howard was preceded in death by his first wife, Pam; his sister, Donna Jo Vaughn; brother-in-law, Don Vaughn; his nephew, Justin Vaughn; and his great-niece, Coral Hammond.

Howard is survived by his wife, Marsha Pennington; his son, Travin (Julie) Pennington; his daughter, Tyona (Robert) Taylor; stepson, Tyler Equibel-Douglas; his stepdaughter, Mercedes Esquibel; his mother, Nora Lee; and his father, Don Pennington. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Baily Brandt, Faith Brandt, Angel Brant, Alex Muchow and Taylor Pennington; his nephew, Donnie Vaughn; his niece, Amy Vincent; six half-sisters; one stepsister, Twila; one stepbrother; and many, many friends.

Memorial services are planned for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in the Kingman Academy of Learning High School gymnasium. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to Praise Chapel Benevolence ministry. Pastor Howard's life mission was to make a real difference in the lives of those around him. He did that through the love and grace of Jesus Christ that had radically changed his life.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012
Article comment by: Harry McFarland

My first pastor. He loved people. The church in Anchorage that he started for the first few years could hold a potluck in a single-wide. He surely is missed in Kingman, among many places.

Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2012
Article comment by: Jaynie Kinnie-Hout

I attended Praise Chapel in the early days when it was located downtown. It was a real blessing to so many that needed to find hope, solace and strength in the Lord. Praise Chapel, Howard and family and John Poole and family never turned away a soul regardless of station in life, everyone was welcome. At that time I was in need of Faith and Howard came out to a local restaurant, got in my truck and witnessed to me. He didnt have to have another man in the room with him for fear of what someone might think, or if he were accused of something inappropriate, he let God guide him he witnessed to so many everywhere he found a soul in need of finding their connection to our soverign Lord. See you soon Howard, thanks for bringing PC to Kingman.needstationineveryonewaswelcome.

Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012
Article comment by: Kim Thompson

Howard was a truly special Man with a great sense of humor.

Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Article comment by: joshua pinard

Thank you paster howard for all the advise over the past 6 years, my family and I will truley miss you. Save me a seat.

Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Article comment by: Leanette Haynes

Pastor Pennington made a huge impact on my life and my relationship with the Lord and I am forever grateful to him and his devotion to the church and his beliefs. My heart goes out to the Pennington family, especially Marsha and their children. May the Lord ease your suffering in your time of great need and sorrow.

Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Article comment by: Dawn W

He was never 'holier than thou' and if you wanted the truth, Howard was the one to go to. He spoke from God and you just knew everything was going to be ok...

The rug has been pulled out from under us and the sting is hard to bare.

Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Article comment by: shane weaver

He was not just a great pastor , but a great friend and brother as well , He touched so many lifes , you will be missed for ever,,,,

Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Article comment by: Robert Taylor

We love you Howard. To say we are missing you right now would be a astronomical understatement . Ill never forget the things we talked about, and the time we shared. . Love ya man.

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