Pastor Anthony C. ZINK

February 8, 1964April 12, 2021
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Pastor Anthony Charles Zink was born on February 8, 1964 in Harris County, Texas, to the late Jesse Zink, Jr. and Vera Zink. This monumental day began a lifetime journey of a man that would impact people far and wide.

His educational journey started at Miss Pierre’s Kindergarten in the Trinity Gardens area of Houston, Texas. He matriculated through Keahey Elementary and Oak Village Middle School. At Oak Village Middle School, God blessed his hands and became an outstanding Trombone player in Oak Village Middle School band. Moving on to M.B. Smiley High School, he continued his musical excellence in the Marching Band and Stage Band. He served as Co- Drum Major during the 1980 – 1981 school year. He graduated from M. B. Smiley High School in 1982. He pursed higher education after graduation and later the esteemed privilege of marching with the Texas Southern University Ocean of Soul Marching Band.

Pastor Zink accepted Christ at an early age and received his call to the ministry and preached his initial sermon on February 22, 1981. Ministry would be an important part of everything that he did in his life. He later found joy in the transportation industry and became a professional truck driver for 16 years. He continued his career in the transportation industry with Yellow Cab, Uber and First Transit where he was employed until his earthly assignment was completed. During his career in transportation, he sought every opportunity to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to those he met.

In October 2016, he became the Founder and Pastor of The Ark of Salvation – Fellowship of Empowerment. The impact of The Ark has spanned far due to the work of Pastor Zink. Even though he is no longer physically present, his spiritual influence will continue to fuel this ministry so that it will continue to be an impact in his memory.

On August 28, 1995 he united in holy matrimony to Vivian Ynette Simmons. At the time of their union, they were both parents raising children. They proceeded with the task of providing their children with their united influence, teaching, and example.

Pastor Zink was preceded in death by his father, mother, and sister Evelin Fay Fowler.

He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved and devoted wife Vivian. His sons Reginald Simmons, Dwayne Simmons, Charles Zink of Houston, Texas. His daughter Nieasha Dean of Houston, Texas. A sister Agnes Renee Zink of Jacksonville, Florida. A daughter- in- law Travalia Simmons of Houston, Texas. Nine grandchildren: Lilliana, L’Kaylah, D’Shaumbria, Shemea, Lanette, Joshua, Treasure, Maur’Quice and Khari. A host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

On Monday night, April 12, 2021, God whispered in his servant’s ear, “Servant Well Done.”


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Charlotte Cain

April 24, 2021

Condolences to his wife Vivian Zink , friends and church members. Praying that God give you strength as you travel through your journey of grief 🙏🏽

Linda Banks

April 23, 2021

Rest peacefully cousin, we will meet again in the Rapture.

Angela Nunnery

April 23, 2021

Reverend Zink was always praying for me.
He was always caring for others.
I truly love you.
Angela Nunnery, M.D.

Harold & Geraldine Demby

April 23, 2021

We share your loss. Charles will be sorely missed. Praying for comfort.

Changing Woman Sunday School Class The Bethel Church

April 20, 2021

Condolences to the family

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