Pastor Daniel E. Reed

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Pastor Daniel E. Reed, 67, of Acworth and retired pastor of Harvest Baptist Church, Acworth was called home suddenly on Friday, October 18, 2019 to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A service celebrating his life will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, October 22 at Harvest Baptist Church, Acworth.  Burial will follow at Rolling Hills Memorial Gardens in Acworth. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Monday at Harvest Baptist Church. Georgia Funeral Care is assisting the family with arrangements.

Pastor Reed was born on October 25, 1951 in Birmingham, AL, the son of Raleigh and Onieta (Moyers) Reed.  He graduated from West End High School in Birmingham, AL and went on to Auburn University to pursue an engineering degree. During this time, he realized his need of a Savior, and shortly after, accepted God’s call to preach. He then transferred to Tennessee Temple University and received a Bachelor’s degree in pastoral studies. He pastored for over 43 years in Missouri, Tennessee, and Georgia. In 2016, after battling with his health for many years, he retired from pastoring Harvest Baptist Church, Acworth where he served as pastor for 22 years. His life and ministry has impacted hundreds, influencing full-time Christian workers who are now scattered across the world. He was a devoted pastor to his church and loved his God. He wrote numerous books and received an honorary doctorate from Crown College of the Bible, Knoxville, TN in 2003.

He was married to his high school sweetheart, Donna for 48 years. He has 5 children and 11 grandchildren, and they were his greatest joy in life. He loved to preach, read, write, and Auburn football! His life verse is John 3:30, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raleigh and Onieta Reed. He is survived by his wife, Donna (House); 5 children: Lisa (Tim) Bacon, Snellville, GA,  Joe (Brecka) Reed, Lawrenceville, GA, Deborah (Aaron) Mishoe, Acworth, GA, Rebekah Reed, and Kara (Bobby) Hayes, Acworth, GA; 11 grandchildren: Kerby Reed, Haven Reed, Amber (John) Moore, Matthew Bacon, Emma Reed, Abigail Mishoe, Drew Bacon, Riley Reed, Hudson Mishoe, Cooper and Blakely Hayes; sisters: Diane (John) Cantrell, Birmingham, AL and Susan (John) Koskelin, Hurst, TX.

11 Comments To "Pastor Daniel E. Reed"

Maggie Mishler On Oct 26 2019 at 8am
A man who truly lived for our Lord, enjoyed hearing his preaching when coming to visit with my in laws Bill and Connie Mishler. See you in heaven Pastor Dan!!! Reply to this comment
Karolyne Thompson On Oct 22 2019 at 4pm
Donna We are so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Knowing that he will be greatly missed many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God's blessings to you all. Reply to this comment
Keirsa Nimmons On Oct 22 2019 at 4pm
To the Reed Family I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for strength and guidance for the family during this tough time. Reply to this comment
Nikolay Girdyuk On Oct 21 2019 at 2pm
The preaching of Pastor Reed was very inspiring to me as we visited with ministry the prisons in Baltic States back in 1999. He was very godly man, eagerly devoted to save souls for Christ. His humility was also remarkable! May God strengthen the hearts of His loving people in the midst of this loss and send His peace to the loving family of Pastor Reed! Reply to this comment
Carol Gray On Oct 21 2019 at 5am
Pastor Reed was a blessing to my heart as I searched for a church home away-from-home. He was true to God's Word and his preaching inspired a deeper walk with God. May God comfort your hearts with this loss from your presence. But the joy he taught gives us security that we will see him again in the presence of His Lord and Master. Reply to this comment
Joseph Boen On Oct 21 2019 at 5am
I am so grateful for the impact Pastor Reed has had in my life and the love that he had for me. I knew he was always praying for me and my walk with the Lord. He will always be My Pastor. I'm so thankful he gave me the opportunity to translate his books into French and I will continue to honor that. I love him so much and I am looking forward to the day I will see him again. I remember so much his preaching on Heaven and I know he opened his eyes there with "oh my!" because the half hasn't even been told. I'm praying for you Mrs. Reed, and the family. I wish so much I could be there and will be watching the live stream. Reply to this comment
Martin & Robin Tolver On Oct 20 2019 at 7pm
We love you all and pray for the comfort that only our LORD can provide. Pastor indeed left a great legacy all across the country. It was often while we traveled a visited churches all across the country that most Pastors new of Pastor Reed. I count it a blessing to having had the privilege to sit under Pastors teaching. I quote him often. We love you all so much. Pastor will be sorely missed. Reply to this comment
Wanda Jones On Oct 20 2019 at 10am
Mrs. Reed and Family, Our family is praying for all of you in this difficult time. What a godly legacy Pastor Reed has left on this earth! I was blessed and convicted by his godly messages that he preached at Forrest Hills years ago. May God bring comfort to y'all! Heaven has begun much sweeter for sure! Reply to this comment
Dave and Pamela Laughton On Oct 19 2019 at 9pm
Our hearts and thoughts are with you in this hard time. We really loved you all. Reply to this comment
Frank andDiane Thigpen On Oct 19 2019 at 9pm
We have loved you both for a long time ! I am sorry you have to go thru this sad time ! May God give you His peace and give it abundantly! Reply to this comment
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