WARREN FITZGERALD COLLINS was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 15, 1953. He was the sixth child of the late Fitz G. and Esther F. (Archer) Collins. He was educated in the Cambridge school system, graduating from Rindge Technical High School.
Following his high school graduation, Warren attended Bentley College in Waltham, MA, but to fulfill the call of God on his life, left there to attend Free Gospel Bible Institute in Export, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1975. In 1989, he began full-time ministry as an Associate Pastor at Jubilee Christian Church (formerly New Covenant Christian Center) in Mattapan, MA, a position he held for five years. In September 1994, he became the founding pastor of Calvary Praise and Worship Center of Cambridge, MA.
He was passionate about ministering to the indigent and held a position on the Board of the community-based organization CASPAR (Cambridge And Somerville Programs for Addiction Recovery). Warren had a heart for ministry towards building Godly men who would become Godly leaders and strong fathers/father figures. He was faithful in visiting the sick and shut-in, praying for and sharing in communion with them.
On May 29, 1972, Warren married his high school sweetheart, the late Lynne Renee (Ellcock) Collins, who he loved until the day of his death. Their union was blessed with seven children: Caleb F. (Shauna), Alysha L., Joshua W., Jeremy R. (Valesay), Deitra K. (Eugene L.D.) Schneeberg, David P. (Bethany), and Emmanuel W. Collins.
On Thursday, January 27, 2022, Warren Fitzgerald Collins answered the Heavenly call to “come up higher” and willingly took the hand of his Saviour who he served so faithfully and loved so much. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife; and his sister, Lynette. He leaves to cherish his memory and continue his legacy: seven children and their spouses who adored their father; 16 grandchildren; five devoted sisters: Uldine Collins, Marva Collins, Sylvia (K. Allan) Haywood, Joyce Julien, and Ruth Collins; and a multitude of other relatives, loved ones, and friends.
Warren will always be remembered and very much missed!
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