Rev. Marvin T. Gwinn

January 19, 1953 - June 24, 2020
Rev. Marvin T. Gwinn


Rev. Marvin Tracy Gwinn age 67 passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at his home in Hampstead.

He was born in Barberton, Ohio on January 19, 1953.

Pastor Marvin has served for over 40 years in the ministry including, Youth Pastor, Evangelist and Pastor. He served in Elizabeth City Church of God, Fair Bluff Church of God and, The River at Wrightsville Avenue Church of God for 25 years. He attended Hammel Business College in Ohio studying Drafting and Architure, and worked at Firestone Tires, before being called into the Ministry.

Pastor Marvin is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jill Lee Bagley Gwinn; one son, Joshua Gwinn and wife April; daughter Rachel Nelson and husband Scott; five grandchildren, Haiden E. Honeycutt, Landon M. Gwinn, Reagan E. Gwinn, Macy Nelson, and Gunner Nelson; mother, Fern B. Gwinn; brother in-law, Mike Johnson and sister in-law Julie Johnson; sister in-law, Judy Bagley. Other extended family members, Church members and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Tracy Everette Gwinn in 2015, and his mother in-law, Carol Bagley and father in-law Donald Bagley.

Memorial service will be held 3 pm Sunday, June 28, 2020 at The River at Wrightsville Avenue Church of God, 2132 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The River at Wrightsville Avenue Church of God.

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  • June 27, 2020
    Lisa and Woody Dubose lit a candle:
    Lit since June 27, 2020 at 6:19:17 PM

  • June 26, 2020
    Diana Muncy Geyer says:
    Out of 50 some years of friendship I’ve got so many good memories of Marvin. He loved his lovely wife and his family along with his Mom but more important he loved God. Marvin you received the reward you’ve worked for. You WILL be missed by so many people.

  • June 26, 2020
    Sheila K Pucella (Muncy) says:
    So sorry for your loss. Marvin had such an infectious laugh that would liven up a room. I know he will be missed by you, his family, friends and church family. I pray God wraps his arms of love and comfort around you all.

  • June 26, 2020
    Elaina and Michael Tartt says:
    I am so saddened by our former pastor's passing. Pastor Gwinn preached a sermon that led my husband, Michael Tartt, and me to the altar. We were saved and have served the Lord since that day. My children began their foundation of learning about Jesus under his ministry, and my children still have a strong relationship with the Lord today. Pastor Gwinn was with our family through many tough times. He dearly loved my mother and father in law and Mike's grandma. We had so many joyous times together. We are praying for the family during this difficult time.

  • June 26, 2020
    Eric Tsitouris says:
    I never met the Good Rev but I know his son Joshua as the old saying goes the Apple does not fall far from the Tree so I know the Rev was one heck of a Man God Bless the Family