In Loving Memory: Samuel D. McMahon

Press Release

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bishop Samuel D. McMahon on September 26, 2022.

Samuel McMahon was born in Alabama on November 25, 1949. He was the youngest of nine children born to Harvey and Nannie Sue McMahon. He was saved at the age of 12 years, joining the Church of God of Prophecy in Leeds, Alabama.  He preached his first sermon at 13 years.  

Brother McMahon married Lois A. Vick on July 16, 1970. They had two children, Allene Cox and Wilson McMahon. He pastored many churches in the following states: Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, Washington, and in Western Canada. In 2007, he was appointed National Overseer of West Canada. In 2008, he served as Overseer of Washington, Idaho (N), Montana (W), Oregon, and West Canada. In 2012, He was appointed to serve South Carolina as Overseer and remained there until the passing of his wife when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

He was honored to have been able to travel for the church to Haiti, Philippines and Japan. He taught BTI in most of those and preached in conventions. He enjoyed those trips very much, but none like his trip with many other Church members to Israel. His final journey was from Craig, Colorado where he had moved to live with his daughter and her family to heaven, his final destination.

With a lifetime of ministry and devotion to the Lord, one of the things that stood out most about his service to Christ and The Church was his love of people. He would visit faithfully and regularly. He was dedicated to making church properties be the best they could be and ready for the inflow and glory that is destined to come to the last days Church of God. 

He is survived by his two children: Allene Cox (James R.) and Samuel Wilson McMahon (Christina E.), five grandchildren; James Noel (Stephanie), David Samuel, Daniel Caleb Cox, and Caiden Gabriel and Evelyn Aloise McMahon; three great-grandchildren, James Richard, Jacob Israel, and Blake Gibson Cox; one brother, Thomas McMahon. He loved his family very much and never failed to demonstrate it.  His ministry to his family and countless others will never be forgotten, and his love of Christ and The Church of God has left a glowing impression that cannot be extinguished though the light from his eyes is gone.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are given toward Assembly Tabernacle Fund.