Reverend George Edward Lewis was born on the 12thof March 1931 in Randfontein, Gauteng, South Africa where he grew up.
He was the 2nd of eight children (5 girls and 3 boys). After completing his schooling, he worked in the Gold mines of South Africa for approximately 10 years. He later completed a Teachers Diploma after which he taught Mathematics, Science and Drawing until he retired as Vice Principal of a High School in Durban, KwaZulu Natal.
He was called to Ministry in the early 1970’s and was ordained as a Methodist Minister. He was later placed in charge of the Addington Methodist church in Durban where he served for many years. After his first wife died of cancer, George moved to Mtubatuba in KwaZulu Natal where he served for 7 years. He then moved to Cornwall, England for 3 years where he was Minister of 7 churches in a radius of 8 miles. In 2000 Rosaline whom he had earlier led to the Lord while still in Mtubatuba in KwaZulu Natal joined him in England where they got married and resided for 18 months before returning to South Africa at the end of his ministerial contract.
Together they settled in Gordon’s Bay where they joined forces together in serving the Lord and ministering to the community. Rosalie played the piano and keyboard while George preached. They were married for 18 happy years until his passing in October of 2018. George continued preaching long after his retirement and preached right up to his passing at age 87. He was well loved and brought many to the Lord.
George was an avid fisherman and sportsman who enjoyed tennis, cricket, squash and Rugby which he coached for the College boys. He was the father of 3 children and 2 stepchildren whom he loved dearly.
Something Beautiful: The Poetic Meditations of a Preacher, is a collection of scriptural meditations written in poetry form, many of which were written during his meditation and preparation for preaching God’s word and ministering to his congregation. The collection will be published posthumously.