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Share your condolences and thoughts with the Scruggs Family. In times of loss and grief, words can provide comfort and solace to those mourning. Through heartfelt messages, shared stories, and words of empathy, we aim to honor the memories of Pastor Emeritus Scruggs. Join us in this space of remembrance and compassion as we journey through our grief together.



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Guest
5 days ago

Beautiful are the feet of those who spread the gospel. I pause today to celebrate one of God's generals in the army of the Lord Jesus Christ! Rest in peace Pastor Julius Scruggs! And to my sisters and brothers of First Missionary Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL, I mourn with you and I declare today "the Lord bless you. The Lord keep you. The Lord cause HIS face to shine upon you and give you peace." This is my prayer for you... and it comes with much love.


Elder Pamela Calhoun

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church,

Atlanta, GA


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Deeply saddened today as we say farewell to Pastor Scruggs.

Pastor Scruggs baptized me when I 6 years old while attending the Dr. Julius R. Scruggs Child Development Center & Academy. What I admired most about Pastor Scruggs was his ability to love while holding you accountable. Seeing his face was always a reminder to strive to be a better Christian everyday.


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I was raised in this church from birth. I was baptized by Dr. Scruggs in 1974 during vacation Bible school . No matter where I lived, First Baptist was always my home. Singing in the sunbeam choir with Jennifer, Valarie, Sophia, and Jocelyn was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Dr Scruggs was a man of integrity, and high moral standing. He believed in the future for us as children, as well as the compassion and concern for every member in our congregation. I thank God for my grandmother, the late Rebecca Jones Russell, for bringing me to this church. Your legacy can't be summed up in one service, but I do know it will live on forever. Ride on King Jesus, and we will see you in the morning Pastor Scruggs 🙏🏾🕊

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Guest
6 days ago

RESOLUTION

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2024

 

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” Revelation 14:13.

 

WHEREAS: It has pleased Almighty God to call the soul of our beloved brother,

DR. JULIUS R. SCRUGGS., Pastor Emeritus, First Missionary Baptist Church and Past President, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc on to his reward where he will join that great cloud of witnesses in heaven.

 

AND WHEREAS: Our beloved brother was a reverent man of prayer who loved the Lord and was committed to the word of God.  Dr. Scruggs’ devotion represents a servant of God who served joyously in the vineyard and knew “life is fleeting and only God’s eternal Kingdom stands forever”.

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That his passing has left you with a broken heart; be encouraged and consoled for he hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”.

 

BE IT RESOLVED: That President, Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick, the officers and members of the Western Baptist State Convention of California, Inc., extend our heartfelt sympathy and love to Sister Josephine Scruggs and the entire Scruggs family; and the First Missionary Baptist Church, assuring you that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution is placed in the permanent records of the Western Baptist State Convention of California, Inc. and one submitted to the family. Done by the order of the President of the Western Baptist State Convention of California, Inc., this Seventeenth Day of May, in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Twenty-Four.

 

Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick

President

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Guest
6 days ago

Dr. Scruggs was one of God's best. His legacy will not be forgotten. His years as our President of the National Baptist Convention, USA showed us that God is a faithful God. May he now rest in the arms of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

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Erlene Adams
Erlene Adams
6 days ago

My heart is heavy, yet my spirit is grateful, reflecting on the profound impact of a life well-lived. Pastor Scruggs was not merely my Pastor; he was a guiding light, a pillar of unwavering support through every joy and sorrow.

 

His dedication was unparalleled. No life event passed without his comforting presence, his steadfast care. I recall the gentle rebuke for not sharing with him a simple surgery that I had. My father passed on his birthday; he spent that birthday at my house comforting me, a reminder of his boundless commitment to prayer and care, down to the smallest detail.  

 

He embraced all with a warmth that spoke of God's love. Today, amidst tears, I find solace in thanking God for Pastor Scruggs's life intersecting with mine. Every memory now cherished, every lesson profound.

 

Well done, faithful servant. Rest now in eternal peace, knowing you are etched in my heart forever. Though you've departed, your legacy endures—a testament to a life devoted to God. You will be missed, yet never forgotten.


Erlene Adams

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Guest
7 days ago

Rev Dr. Scruggs was a great servant of the Lord's church. I was honored to serve as Assistant Secretary during his tenure as President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. I shall never forget flying into Huntsville for a meeting. Instead of sending someone to pick me up, he did it himself. REST WELL, MR PRESIDENT.

Pastor James B. Blassingame

Mount Zion MBC, Sumter,SC

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Guest
May 13

My heart is heavy in hearing of the passing of our beloved former NBCUSA President. I held him in high regards at all time. I was going to be his driver for this past National Joint Board meeting. However, I was informed that he wasn't able to attend. My prayers are for Sis. Scruggs and family. I Remain Rev. Dr. Lawrence A. Ragland, Senior Pastor Pleasant Hill MBC Kentucky

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Guest
May 12

From: The Truesdale Family,

To Sister Josephine and the Scruggs family, we express condolences for the passing of Pastor Julius R. Scruggs. He was a friend, mentor , confidant, counselor and the best Pastor ever. He was truly a man called by God to touch the lives of His people and Pastor Scruggs did that. There will never be another like him. Our family count it all joy to have known him. May he rest in peace in the arms of our Almighty God. He fought a good fight and he finished the plans and the purpose God assigned him to complete while on earth. We give God honor and praise for his life. May the love of God comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time and the days ahead. Keep the faith and your eyes on God for that is where your help comes from.

Grace and Peace,

Albert, Carol and Carnigee Truesdale and Grandkids

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Guest
May 11

I was honored and blessed to have known Dr. Scruggs. He was an awesome man of God. Praying for the family.

Joyce Echols

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