Pastor Lester Bush
Supt. Lester A. Bush is pastor of Dupree Memorial Church of God In Christ, Fort Wayne, IN. He was installed as pastor in 1999, after the passing of the late Bishop John T. Dupree. He joined the church in 1968 and has served in various positions during his tenure as a faithful member. He received his calling to preach the gospel as a minister of Jesus Christ in April of 1977. In July of 1983, he was ordained an Elder in the Church of God in Christ by the late Bishop William O. Blakely Sr. He currently serves as District Superintendent of the John T. Dupree Memorial District in the City of Fort Wayne. He also services as an Administrative Assistant for the 4th Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Indiana North Central under Bishop Donald L. Alford, Sr.
Dupree Memorial has been recognized as the mother church for the Church of God in Christ in the city of Fort Wayne for many years. The church was founded in the mid 1920’s by the late Bishop Boone. Since that time the church has grown into a pillar of the community, and it continues to teach the principles of holiness and Christian living as described in the Holy Bible. Some of the churches programs include; a nursing home ministry for the sick and elderly, street evangelism for lost souls, Sunshine Band and Purity classes for training youth, Sunday School Programs for all ages, Food collections for the Food Banks of Fort Wayne, van transportation to and from services, Spiritual and marriage counseling, and a television ministry.
Supt. Bush holds a Bachelors Degree in Science from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. He attended Trinity Seminar and Bible College while working on his Doctorate Degree in Divinity. He worked 20 years for Waste Management and retired as a Division Manager to do full time pastoral ministry for the church.
Supt. Lester Bush has been married to First Lady Connie E. Bush for the past thirty-six years; they are the parents of three grown children and five grandchildren. He enjoys working with the youth in the church, playing basketball, golf, and spending time with his grandchildren.