PASTOR WARREN PRESTON CHAVERS, DDiv
Warren Preston Chavers, I., age 67 of Canton entered into eternal glory on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Canton, Ohio on April 22, 1952 to Lloyd Sr. and Marjorie (Earley) Chavers. Warren was raised to serve and love the Lord. He received the call of salvation while sitting on his mother’s porch.
Endeared by his family as “Baby Boy," he was the last living child of Lloyd and Marjorie’s seven children. He is preceded in death by siblings Brenda, Lloyd II (Linda), Charles I (Diane), Ronald (Aurora), Joan (Robert I), and Judy (Odell).
Warren loved and deeply appreciated his wife Adrienne, of 19 years, who he affectionately called Queen, Lady AJ, and A Jewel. She was a constant supporter of the ministry and was committed to her husband. She cared dearly for him in sickness and in health.
Warren believed in being fruitful and multiplying. He praised God for his quiver full of children. Seven of them born from the union with his former wife, Connie Chavers, whom he honored and loved. Each one of them were dedicated back to God, training them up in the admonition of the Lord.
Dr. Angela Williams, Shunda Chavers, Professor Camela Chavers Douglass, Jesse Brown, Tammy Brown (Chris), Warren “Cisco” Chavers I, Fiona Chavers, Pastor Gabriel (Monique), Chavers and Krystal Chavers.
Daisha, Kelsey, Jada, Alaya, Rosea, Island, Moses, Kalyn, Gabriana, Shiloh, D’Angelo, Drew, Brielle, Jackson, Kyrsten, Michaela, Gabriel, Isley, Zeke, Solomon, Zora, Christian, Laila, Amaya, Gabriella, Giona, Nehemiah; Nehemiah, Zechariah, and Isabella.
CHILDREN’S CHILDREN’S CHILDREN
Alano, Nova, and Samuel,III.
Warren leaves to cherish his memories a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. He also leaves to cherish his memories the Deliverance Christian Church family and numerous spiritual sons and daughters. Warren was a dedicated son to his father-in-love, William (Geraldine) Young Sr. and had a special bond with his brother-in-love William Young, Jr; special niece (“Lil Sis”), Victoria (Quinten) Mallette.
A Timken Senior High School graduate and a United States Air Force Veteran, Chavers lived life on the edge until he dedicated his life to living for Jesus Christ. He received a Sacred Literature degree from Bethany Bible College and a Doctorate of Divinity from Logos Graduate School. Chavers served as chair of the Canton Civil Service Commission and served on the boards of the Stark County Community Action Agency, Guiding Light Community Center, and the United Pastors Conference. He was the Midwest Regional Director and National Vice President of Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can Program. Up until his transition, he was the Pastor Emeritus of Deliverance Christian Church, which he founded.
Dr. Chavers grew spiritually under the guidance of Pastor W. C Henderson of the Antioch Baptist Church in Canton, Ohio. Just a year after his trial sermon, he stepped out on faith and founded Deliverance Missionary Baptist Church with just 11 members. W.P. Chavers committed his life to advancing the Kingdom of God by any means necessary. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the wisdom of God, and the grace of Jesus Christ, he dared to use unconventional methods to evangelize the lost and set the captives free. He boldly proclaimed the message of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ beyond the pulpit, reaching souls in the streets, night clubs, board rooms, and even throughout his final days in a nursing home.
In 2008, he delivered the invocation for presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama. He has written several books on theology and black history. Under his 35 year pastoral leadership, Pastor continued as an apostle. He founded Deliverance Bible Institute (DBI), Aphesis Child Care, Aphesis Christian Hall of Faith, Pastor’s Advocacy Coalition (PAC), the DCC Food Pantry, and the founder of the Stark County Black Federation.
He was truly a unique and extraordinary pastor. Because of his passion and dedication to his calling, Chavers’ life's work expanded beyond his Sunday messages. He gave up his pastoral salary for years, believing that God would supply all of his needs. His bible studies were just as popular as his Sunday services and are still viewed and studied by many.
Chavers’ was very charismatic and had an infectious personality. He had a supernatural ability to reach the unreachable and love the unlovable.
Family and friends will be received at the home of Mrs. Adrienne Chavers, 5438 Market Ave. N., Canton, Ohio 44714