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Reverend Eugene P. Todd

August 10, 1934 October 11, 2018
Reverend Eugene P. Todd
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A great man, Eugene Perkins Todd, was born on August 10, 1934 in Louisville, Kentucky to his mother, Mattie Taylor and his father, Harry Todd. He was the youngest son born to this union. His childhood included plenty of fun, adventures, and love with his sisters: Violet Yates, Edna Jackson, Blanche Crocker and brothers: George Todd Sr. and Norman Todd, Sr. He frequently shared stories of great memories growing up with his siblings. He gave his life to Jesus Christ at an early age at Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Eugene grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and graduated from Central High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. After completing his basic training in Texas and spending time in England, he came back to Louisville for his life time love, Ms. Roberta Kelly. The two were married on August 10, 1955 (Eugene’s 21st birthday)! Their love would last a lifetime. They recently celebrated their sixty-third wedding anniversary! In talking with his grandson Vernon during his final days, he would remark that “Roberta has been my reason.” He loved her as Christ has loved the church and he did all that he could to keep her smiling and aware of how much he appreciated her. They were truly one and gave us a God honoring model of marriage and shared service to the Lord. To their union there was born four beautiful daughters: Brenda Todd-Hatcher, Sandra Todd-Williams, Janet Todd-Matthews, and Sherri Todd-Lee.

His service in the United States Airforce took him and the family all over the country and across the globe. He spent time in Montana, Florida, New York, California, Alaska, Greenland, Europe, Korea, Japan and eventually was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base. While in the Air Force he was a part of a traveling singing group that won a number of singing contests. He was honorably discharged after twenty years and eight months having attained the rank of Staff Sargent. He endured much as a soldier but never lost his belief in what America could be and needed to be.

Once he was assigned to Lowry Air Force Base the family established roots in Denver, CO on March 31, 1960 in the Northeast Denver Community. The family lived throughout Northeast Denver. Wherever they went, they made great friendships and lifelong connections. From 36th and St. Paul in Cole, to Poplar street in Park Hill, to Edwards Place in Montbello, Eugene and his family made Denver their home and their neighbors became family. He was a proud member of the Montbello community since 1967 and took great pride in the family built on Edwards place.

Upon arriving in Denver, the family united with the Union Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Pastor John T. Walker. Eugene continued his passion for singing by joining Union’s Beacon Choir and serving as president. It was at Union that Eugene would grow spiritually becoming co-chairman of the Deacons’ Board from 1974-1977 and then acknowledging his call to ministry in February of 1977. He preached his first sermon on February 27, 1977.

In January of 1979, Pastor Todd, along with his wife Roberta, founded the Kinship Missionary Baptist Church. The church began in their living room on Edwards place and eventually established a home at 2822 York Street in Denver, Colorado. It was also during this time that he completed his BA in Biblical Studies from Rockmont College/Colorado Christian University. He served as Senior Pastor of Kinship from 1979-2003. Many lives were saved and lifted because of his service, passionate preaching, and sound teaching. He was a Pastor’s pastor that loved great preaching and never hesitated to pour into the lives of young ministers or to give them opportunities in the pulpit of Kinship. He helped many to become who they are today including his sons in ministry: Rev. John Selders, Pastor Jerry Dennis, Pastor Gary Jefferson, Pastor William Matthews (deceased), Pastor Sean Boles, Rev. Lee Watts and Pastor Vernon Jones Jr.

Pastor Todd was active on the local level as past moderator of the Salem Baptist District Association, on the state level as past president of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Colorado, and on the national level as a member of the National Baptist Convention of America’s Foreign Mission Board and a teacher at the National Congress of Christian Workers. He loved the Lord and was not ashamed of the Gospel!

On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 8:30 PM, Pastor Todd took his last breath here and was welcomed home by our Savior, Christ Jesus! He leaves to cherish his memory and to continue the Kingdom mission: His lovely wife of sixty-three years, Mrs. Roberta Todd. His daughters: Brenda Todd-Hatcher, Sandra (Marc) Todd-Williams, Janet Todd-Matthews, Sherri (Kevin) Todd-Lee. His sisters: Edna Jackson and Blanche Crockers of Louisville, Kentucky. His thirteen grandchildren: Pastor Vernon (Jaymie) Jones Jr., Elizabeth (Seneca) Jones-Preston, Dane (Lucille) Washington, N’kenge McDowell, Samuel Todd, Christopher Dixon, David Bridgeforth, Deaunna Bridgeforth, Brian Williams, Todd Williams, Terry Williams, Bruce (Maria) Hatcher, and Gregory (Rebecca) Hatcher, his twenty-eight great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and other friends.

We loved him madly. We miss him dearly. We are better because he lived and because he loved us!

Let the record reflect:
- Loving brother to his sisters for 84 years
- Loving Uncle Buddy to his nieces and nephews for 64
- Married to his beautiful Bride and Queen for 63 years
- The world’s best Dad of four fine daughters (smile) for 61 years
- A great neighbor and friend in NE Denver for 58 years
- The world’s best grandpa for 41 years (13 grandchildren)
- Preacher of the Gospel for 41 years (thousands of lives saved and transformed)
- Founder/Senior Pastor of Kinship Missionary Baptist Church for 24 years
- The world’s best great-grandpa for 20 years (30 great-grandchildren)
- A soldier and servant in the United States Air Force for 20 years and 8 months

He was a shining light in the darkness. He was the salt of the earth. He stood as a City on a Hill that would not be hidden.


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Visitation

Friday

26

Oct

4:00 PM 10/26/2018 4:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 10/26/2018 9:00:00 PM
Caldwell-Kirk Mortuary

2101 Marion Street
Denver, CO 80205

Caldwell-Kirk Mortuary
2101 Marion Street Denver 80205 CO
US

Service

Saturday

27

Oct

11:00 AM 10/27/2018 11:00:00 AM
Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church

1500 South Dayton Street
Denver, CO 80247

Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church
1500 South Dayton Street Denver 80247 CO
United States

Graveside

Monday

29

Oct

10:15 AM 10/29/2018 10:15:00 AM
Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 S. Sheridan Blvd.
Denver, CO 80235

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. Denver 80235 CO
USA
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