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Joel Dean Hobbs
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  • New Covenant Church of God
    2801 Ashley Phosphate Road
    North Charleston, SC 29418

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“It was so great to know such a wonderful man of God. We've been associated with Bro. and Sister Hodge for many years and eventually named our first...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Evelyn Barnes - Charleston, SC

“Joel Hobbs ministry has long been a blessing in the Church of God and he was especially a strength to World Missions when he served as a Missions Rep...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: David Griffis - Cleveland, TN

“It was so great to know such a wonderful man of God. We've been associated with Bro. and Sister Hodge for many years and eventually named our first...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Evelyn Barnes - Charleston, SC

“My sincere condolences for your loss. He was a great Pastor in Belton SC in the late 60's and early 70's. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Sandra Autry-vollrath - Anderson, SC

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the many lives that he touched bring comforting memories....Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: David Lewis - friend

“Pastor Hobbs may you rest in the loving arms of JESUS. and my the the peace of GOD be with your family. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Kevin King - Hollywood, SC


Joel Dean Hobbs, 88, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Margaret Deseree Sturkie Hobbs entered into eternal rest Thursday, February 13, 2020. His Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 17, 2020 in New Covenant Church of God,2801 Ashley Phosphate Road at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends in the church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel.

Joel was born November 20, 1931 in Cedartown, Georgia, son of Ray Hobbs and Emma Nolen Hobbs. He served the Church of God for 4 years as a young evangelist. He served as a Church of God Pastor for 42 years, with 18 of those years at the West Ashley Church of God in Charleston. Among his other services in the Church of God, he served the Church of God as a World Missions Representative traveling the United States raising money for world missions and traveling in 21 foreign countries preaching the gospel. He also served as Administrative Bishop of the state of Oregon. After retirement, he served as an instructor for the Church of God MIP program, training new ministers.

In 1952, he was featured in "YOUTH IN SPOTLIGHT" in the Lighted Pathway, as a young minister likely to succeed in the Church of God.

Awarded the Kiwanis International Distinguished Service Award on February 5, 1976, for his outstanding contribution to "The Living Truth", a weekly television program on the International Sunday School Lessons.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Deseree Hobbs of Charleston, SC; daughter, Dee Renee' Spear (Herb) of James Island, SC; two sons, Joel David Hobbs (Loretta) of Easley, SC and Byron Stanley Hobbs of Charleston, SC; two grandchildren, Chavis Hobbs (Lauran), Jarrett Hobbs (Mutale) and four great-grandchildren, Chansa, Salim Joel, Kaunda and Jadyn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Covenant Church of God, 2801 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston, SC, 29418.

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