Bishop Richard Lee Farley, 73, of Bunker Hill, WV, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 28th, 2021 with his wife, Karren, and children by his side.
Born February 17th, 1948, in Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late G.M. Farley and Frances Castle Farley.
He was a veteran of the US Army.
Bishop Farley began his ministry as an evangelist in 1975. He pastored his first church in 1978 until 1980, when he and his wife founded the Martinsburg Christian Center. In 1984, he was elected to be a District Bishop overseeing churches in 10 states. He served in various positions of leadership with the Pentecostal Church of God, including Assistant General Bishop over 13 states as well as Canada for a period of 33 years. Among these various achievements, he also established Real Power Church Ministries, earned a Doctorate of Theology and authored two books: “Attitudes of Great Leaders” and “God’s Standard Barrier.” He loved preaching and teaching the word of God up until God called him home. His death was due to complications of COVID-19.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, who was the love of his life, Karren Paula McClung Farley; one son, Nathan Farley and fiancé, Brandi Smith, of Gerrardstown; two daughters, Felicia Scott and husband, Brian, of Inwood, and Christy Varner and husband, Jobie, of Inwood; seven grandchildren: Jacob, Karissa, Gage, Edyn, Kade, Lexi, and Demitrius Farley; and one sister, Kathy Reed.
He was proceeded in death by one son, Jason Lee Farley, and one grandchild, Sierra Farley.
If you had the pleasure of knowing him, you know he would always say “I am good, great, and wonderful, and if I was any better, I’d be awesome.” It can finally be said that he is awesome.
Services and interment will be private due to COVID-19.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Martinsburg Christian Center, PO Box 417, Bunker Hill, WV 25413.
Arrangements made by Brown Funeral Home.