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Fox, Leonard Franklin
91, passed away at his home in Redlands on April 7, 2012. Pastor Leonard Fox, as he is widely known, was a minister for 70 years. He started a church back in the early 1940's called Muscoy Community Church which became Inland Christian Center Church located in Colton. Pastor Leonard and his wife Rozella traveled around the world ministering in many churches. They also established mission works among the Native American Indians and a Bible School in Kenya, East Africa, in the late 1950's. Preceded in death by his wife in 2003, as well as his son Sid in 1996 and his son Pastor Steve in 2010, he is survived by his children, Sonny Fox of Highland, Sharon Cranford of Nairobi Kenya, East Africa, Sylvia Pergrin of Pomona and Stan Fox of Colton; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 13th at 7pm at Amistad Cristiana Church, 863 North Mountain View in San Bernardino. Private interment will be at Montecito Memorial Park in Colton. Evans Brown Mortuary, Directors. 951-679-1114.

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Published in San Bernardino County Sun on Apr. 12, 2012.
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August 25, 2020
i am michael ilich of pastor David Shocks church in long beach. i was just thinking about the fox family and all the other familys of god that had great church camps up in big bear as i was a young guy . leonard and his wife were a precious couple . i remember sid stan and sylvia . the preacher creature baseball games and such great youth rallies i pray your all doing well and will be victorious through this pandemic . i now attend pastor dan carols church water of life in fontana . i know sylvia would remember the pack girls pam and shelly . god bless all your family ill be praying for you all ,michael ilich your parents were loved by my family and church
michael ilich
Friend
February 18, 2018
Pastor Fox was the real deal as a young man and young Christian I was ministered to by him he was an example in the church and in the pulpit but I also had the pleasure of playing golf with him a few times and he was a gentleman there as well. When we lose men like him I'm not sure there being replaced we need men like pastor Fox in the world and in the church today once at a church function when we were all fellow shipping after a great meal he put his arm on my shoulder and said "look around Robby this is what it is all about," he said "it's the people God wants us to love and minister to them that is the ministry" I have remembered that for over 20 years and it has been the cornerstone of all my ministry. If I have done any good at all in God's kingdom then surely Pastor fox shares in God's recognition. Thank you Pastor
Robby Vandermark
Coworker
December 30, 2012
RIP Uncle Lenard Love Jim Stover
July 8, 2012
My Apologies,

I stated Stan was with Leonard -

Got the S's mixed up Sid is there with his dad.

Sorry Stan-
Brigitte J. Tolmacs
July 8, 2012
My Pastor,

What an honor it was to have you speak into my life since I was 5 yrs old- even when I did not seek it.

My destiny was prophetically changed, when Pastor Fox spoke the Spirit into my life.

He'd always catch the teenagers before we could slip out at the of the service with His Eye Lock & ask how we were.

Words cannot describe the foundation that he and his family built in my life. My heart feels the Loss of a Great Man, but Heaven rejoices over another Honorable Son coming home.

Glad He is with His wife and sons in Heaven.

Love you always,
Leonard & Rosella, Steve & Stan
Brigitte J. Tolmacs
May 10, 2012
May the God of all grace comfort your hearts. I was always greatly inspired by Leonard Fox's ministry at Revival Temple Mission Conferences. He blessed my life. Bob Sayre (Missionary in Xuzhou, China).
Bob Sayre
April 28, 2012
Pastor Fox was a true "Father".He trusted us who were new, to step out and get our feet wet.
In ministering with my choir the first time, he looked right at me and said, "
iS THERE ANYONE HERE WHO CAN LEAD MY WORSHIP" I want these young prophets to learn how to sing the song of the Lord." Talk about being instant in season.
He had a sign on his office door that said," I must hasten to catch up with them for I am their leader".
Marte Blackmon
April 19, 2012
Brother Fox was an enormous part of my familys life through four generations. He and his beautful wife will be missed but always in our hearts. They are with Spencer now and are catching up on old times. Wonderful FAMILY.
Linda Spencer
April 16, 2012
We have so many wonderful memories of Pastor Leonard. He blessed our lives for so many years through his gifted word, and powerful prophetic ministry.. He was an example to everyone, and seemed to always be able to change with the seasons and stay current with what God was doing. He is loved and will be missed.
Steve & Pam Steinberg
April 16, 2012
We have many fond memories of Pastor Fox as he ministered in Shiloh Church in Oakland during its early years. I still remember the first sermon I heard him preach there. He was a might man of God. He will be missed. Terrie & Dennis Springer
Terrie Springer
April 16, 2012
Thank you Pastor Fox for your never ending inspiration and excitement for the Lord, It is one of the reasons I am on the mission field today. Love to the family and especially to Sharon.

From David Grubbs in the Philippines.
davidmitzu@fmi-philippines.org
David Grubbs
April 14, 2012
He was a mighty man of God. He will be greatly missed
Dennis & Mary Parker
April 12, 2012
My condolences to the Fox family and may God bless all of you abundantly and comfort you in this time of your loss. I got born again and received the Holy Spirit at the old church in Muscoy many years ago. Pastor and Mrs. Fox were profoundly instrumental in my life, and in many others, in regards to spiritual matters. I'm absolutely sure that they both will receive a plethora of crowns and rewards in Heaven. May God bless the entire Fox family.
Sincerely,
Anthony J. Vasquez
Anthony Vasquez
April 12, 2012
To the Fox Family:

In this difficult time in your lives, may you find comfort in God's Word, the Bible. James 4:8 encourages; "Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you."

My condolences,
SJB.
April 12, 2012
My Hero (& friend)
My love to Leonard Fox's natural family and church family ... He was my mentor, and a mentor to many of our missions ambassadors world-wide. Leonard will always stand out as a faithful servant of God, and an advancer of the Kingdom. Motivator, corrector, encourager, and friend, he will always be my hero. Again, love to all of you. We are standing with you in faith during this special time.
Dave Bell & Destiny Church family and staff
Dave Bell
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