Obituary of Bishop David Michael Peters
Bishop David Michael Peters, age 70, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 4, 2023. He was a 1971 graduate of Lynn View High School where he excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track. During his high school career he set several standing records in the Upper Lakes Conference and TSSAA. Following high school, David attended Carson Newman College where he was awarded a scholarship to play baseball for the Eagles. During this time there David met the love of his life, Cindy Eason, and they would marry in 1977. David was proud to have received an invitation to the Kansas City Royals following graduation from college.
David was ordained as the Pastor of Apostolic Lighthouse Church and served as Principal of Lighthouse Christian School beginning in 1999. For the next 24 years, David would share the gospel of Christ with unwavering faith to his church and community. He was such a wonderful pastor, counselor, teacher, coach, principal and minister of the gospel, which was his passion for life. He was always ready to help others with Bible Study and to know the truth of God’s word. David will be remembered for his dedication to the congregation and youth of Apostolic Lighthouse, working with the sound department and most of all his love for his family, especially his grandchildren.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Bishop G.D. and Lou Peters; and sister, Gloria Livingston (the late Bishop Dennis Dean) and brother-in-law, Stephen Baker.
David is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Cynthia “Cindy” Eason Peters; daughter, Tiffany Peters Jones (Chris); goddaughter, Shara “KeKe” Darnell; 5 grandchildren, Jorah Peters, Emma O’Quinn, Jonah O’Quinn, Carson Jones and Clinton Jones; sister, Jewel Baker; brother, Jonathan Peters; several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at Scott County Funeral Home, Weber City, VA with Pastor Denny Livingston officiating. Friends and family may begin to gather at 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Christian School or International Apostolic Fellowship, 200 Gleaves Street, Madison, TN, 37115. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.cartertrent.com.
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