Honorary Bishop Archie C. Eggleton Sr.

July 10, 1928June 28, 2019

On Friday June 28, 2019, Bishop Archie C. Eggleton Sr. exchanged his earthly home for his heavenly home, peacefully at the age of 90. Archie honorably served in the Korean War and retired from the United Postal Service in 1983 after 30 years. He was a devoted and respected pastor of Bethlehem Temple Church for over 48 years, retiring in 2018. He was an excellent Bible teacher and preacher of the gospel. Archie loved to work in his yard with his flowers and gardening. He was also a gifted pianist. He touched the lives of many with his love for people, his compassion and also humor. Archie leaves to cherish memories, his loving and devoted wife Ann of over 63 years, 4 children, Donna (LC) Adams, Angella (Marvin) Arnold, Archie Jr. (Raechel) and Michael (Lynette), 10 grandchildren (1 deceased) and 1 great grandson. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Bethlehem Temple Church, 1403 Pringle St. Jackson, Michigan from 6-8 P.M. A homegoing service will be held Monday, July 8, 2019 at The Breadhouse, 1518 S. Washington, Lansing, Michigan. Family hour at 10:00 A.M., Service at 11:00 A.M. Bishop Archie Eggleton will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan.


  • Micah Arnold, Pallbearer
  • Ralph Davis, Pallbearer
  • Donovan Eggleton, Pallbearer
  • Eric Eggleton, Pallbearer
  • Joshua Eggleton, Pallbearer
  • John Kelly, II, Pallbearer
  • Michigan State Pastor's Wives, Flower Bearers
  • Sistes of Bethlehem Temple Church of Jackson, Flower Bearers


  • Memorial Service Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Family Hour Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Homegoing Service Monday, July 8, 2019


Honorary Bishop Archie C. Eggleton Sr.

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Terry Boyink

July 7, 2019

Thinking of you and your family at this time of your loss. God give you comfort and blessings. Terry and Jenny Boyink.

Michelle Woods

July 5, 2019

To the Eggleton Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. My sincere condolences.

Michelle Woods

Sis. Christina Vinson Stewart

July 4, 2019

To the Eggleton Family,
You have our love and prayers of God’s comfort and grace. We have such fond memories of the joys of fellowship over the years. Bishop Eggleton was such a gentle yet passionate man of God. He touched our hearts in so many ways.
We send you love from the Vinson Family!

Lady Virginia King

July 3, 2019

Pastor Eggleton’s family
Although he is resting from this world of pain
His Spirit is with Jesus where it will forever reign.

Praying for the family

Delphine Stallworth

July 2, 2019

TO: Donna, Angie, Archie, and Micheal
I send love and prayers during this time. Your dad was always loving and kind, and always smiling. Exvellect teacher, preacher, and musician. Many years of friendship....Mason's and Eggleton's. We are all just a phone call away. Love you all♥️♥️♥️

David Wilborn

July 2, 2019

Bishop was such a wonderful and nice man. I remember when I started playing drums, he never really said a lot to me, even though he knew who I was and I knew who he was. One day he came over to me I was maybe 12 or 13 he said I love to hear you play. He said make sure you give your gift to God, and treat your gift well. I will never forget him for that. Rest on heaven sir.
You’ve served us well.
Condolences to the family.

Bishop James Disbrow

July 1, 2019

Bishop Eggleton was an inspiration to me being a gentle loving brother. A teacher of righteousness with a right word and encouragement. We will all miss him who knew him.

Evangelist Octavia Vaughn-Wilson

July 1, 2019

Praise the Lord, to Lady Ann Eggleton, and to the family of Bishop Archie C. Eggleton Sr. My fondest memories of Bishop are those of him preaching Jesus and playing the piano at Bethelem Temple-Jackson, I traveled there with People's Community Apostolic Church, under the leadership of Bishop Alan T. Justice. I remember how welcome and humble he was as he greeted each of us, how his smile and kind words, always accompanied his "Praise the Lord". I am praying for you and trust the God of Glory will strengthen, comfort and provide your every need during the coming days and throughout in Jesus name.
Evangelist Octavia Wilson
The Dwelling Place - Bronx, NY