Legendary South African gospel singer and preacher Lionel Peterson, 74, has reportedly passed away. According to reports, the gospel singer died on Thursday, July 14, 2022, after battling health issues for several years. The news of Lionel Peterson’s death was known via various social media publications with condolences for the family and tributes to the pastor. Many also shared personal stories of how the singer has impacted their lives.
Reacting to the news, Legendary gospel singer, Ron Kenoly took to his Facebook page to pen a heartfelt message to the Lionel Peterson Family.
“Sing for joy oh Africa…” One of your favourite sons has graduated to eternal glory!” He wrote.
“Sadness seems to be an understatement when I think about the loss of my friend and brother in Christ Lionel Peterson. We first toured together in the mid-’90s too many cities in South Africa. From the success of his “Rejoice Africa” album, he traveled to countries in Africa and around the world.” Read full here.
The Kenneth Copeland Ministries also shared their condolences with the Peterson Family. They wrote on Facebook; “It is with heartfelt condolences that we mourn the passing of Pastor Lionel Petersen 13/8/47 to 14/7/22 who has gone home to be with the Lord. He ministered the Gospel to a global audience for most of his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Valarie Petersen and his family as they process his loss. May you find peace and comfort.
Lionel Peterson was a gospel singer in the 90s and early 2000s who blessed the lives of many. Some of his hit songs include Jabulani Africa, Jehovah Knows, Lift Up your hands, When the righteous prosper, etc.