Pastor George Dewey Friedel, III – In Loving Memory of A Life Well Lived

September 6, 1949 – April 18, 2016
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Listen to Pastor Dewey’s Final Sermon

In Loving Memory of a Life Well Lived
George Dewey Friedel, III
September 6, 1949 – April 18, 2016

A Special Message From Pastor Ronda:
My beloved has been called to join a great cloud of witnesses in heaven…with a heart aching beyond measure, I will continue to glorify Jesus and see the vision fulfilled.

I would like to express deep gratitude on behalf of myself, Pastor Isaac and Diamond to each of you who have come to honor Pastor Dewey at his home going celebration.
Your outpouring of love is most comforting!

We love you all!
Pastor Ronda



George Dewey Friedel, III, 66 years old, was promoted to Heaven on April 18, 2016 while sitting in his prophet’s chair at home. Born on September 6, 1949 in Milford, Delaware, he was a graduate of Oral Roberts University and Princeton Theological Seminary.

Pastor Dewey and Ronda were called to the ministry in 1972. After missionary work in Africa and pastoring at Avon Methodist church, Pastor Dewey was led by God to found Shore Christian Center Church in 1977 where he served his congregation with passion, dedication, and love for 39 years. Pastor Dewey had a heart to serve the Lord and a heart for people. He was a spiritually gifted and anointed man of God who brought the Word of God with relevance, integrity, and love to young, to old, and to those from all walks of life. Pastor Dewey’s passion was to love
everybody, everywhere, all the time, and to see them all saved, healed, and blessed through faith in Jesus Christ.

Pastor Dewey believed that the Lordship of Jesus extends to all aspects of life, and he was active in bringing Jesus’ love into sports, education, television, and radio, and government
forums. He hosted nation-wide and world-wide televised programs on the Trinity Broadcasting and Alerta Network, authored three books and many articles, and was a sought-after speaker at numerous churches throughout the nation and the world. His impact in those forums was truly impressive, but nowhere was his impact felt more than in his pastoring and teaching at Shore Christian Center.

Thousands of people and generation after generation have had their lives changed for the good through his love and the Word of God that he brought, through the Shore Christian Academy School that he founded, and through the many sports, community, and performing arts outreaches he initiated.

Pastor Dewey loved baseball. He founded and coached the State Champion Jersey Angels baseball team, and as a coach impacted every player in such a positive way. He was close with several Major League ball players and conducted interviews with them at both the Mets’ and Yankees’ stadiums. Many of those interviews led to inspiring personal testimonies by the players on Christian television, and many of the ball players came to Shore Christian Center Sports Camps to share their personal testimonies with the youth in the community.

Pastor Dewey was a devoted, loving husband and father to many, both by blood and by mutual choice. Those who were blessed to know him experienced a touch of the love of God. His passing has left a hole in our hearts that only God can fill.


A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 23, 2016
at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Lighthouse Church, 1133 East
County Line Road, Lakewood, NJ 08701.

To honor the legacy of Pastor Dewey, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jersey Shore Dream Center, founded by his son Isaac. You can donate online at or mail to P.O. Box 94 Belmar, NJ 07719.

If you do not have a home church, Shore Christian Center welcomes you to join us for worship.

“To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die.” Thomas Campbell