Gerald Archie Mangun (1919-2010)

Bishop G.A. Mangun of The Pentecostals of Alexandria died Thursday morning, June 17. He was 91. The Indiana native took over at The Pentcostals of Alexandria in July 1950. Town Talk file photo

Our beloved bishop, Rev. G.A. Mangun passed away this morning surrounded by family and friends.  He will be greatly missed by many.  Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service Tuesday.  A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Pineville.

Most of my memories of Bishop Mangun are of before I moved here.  I remember attending youth camp and the youth services at camp meeting and G.A. Mangun would show up. He preferred to attend the “young” people’s events.  We always got a kick out of that.

When Vivian was a baby, probably about a year old, Bishop Mangun picked her up, squeezed her cheeks and gave her a kiss.  The look of shock on Vivian’s face was priceless!  Vivian always called him “Pastor’s Dad”…that would be Pastor Anthony Mangun.  And Vesta Mangun is known to her as “Pastor’s Mom”.  So cute.

You will be missed Bishop, but we know you are in a better place.


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