Pastor Colin Morris began his pastoral ministry in 1964 in Southampton, England, serving during the next 13 years in London, Hastings, Brighton, and then back to London. During his years as a pastor in the South England Conference, Colin continued his graduate studies, earning an MA in Religion with honours from Andrews University in 1973. While serving as pastor of Hampstead Seventh-day Adventist Church, Colin received an invitation to pastor a church in Ohio, USA. He emigrated with his wife Florencina to the United States of America in 1977.
For the next 27 years, Colin served as a pastor and hospital chaplain in Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland, and Kentucky before retiring after 40 years of ministry to Deltona, Florida, with his wife Florencina in 2004. Even in retirement, Pastor Morris was actively involved in ministry, preaching and teaching the Word of God to all who longed for a closer relationship with Jesus. Colin and Florencina moved to an independent living facility in DeLand, Florida in 2016 where they spent their final years. When Florencina died on June 14, 2020, Colin was heartbroken. Best friends since they were 11 years old, and married for almost 69 years, Colin couldn’t imagine life without his sweetheart. He died three months later on September 13, 2020, but he did not die without hope. Trusting in the promises of Jesus his Saviour, Colin had the assurance of eternal life. The headstone where he was laid to rest next to his beloved life companion expressed the blessed hope he and Florencina shared: Together Forever.
Colin is survived by his two sons, Stuart and Derek, three grandchildren, and six greatgrandchildren. His family longs for the day when God will make all things new.