John Gordon Lawrence

Born in Johnson City, TN on March 16, 1950

Departed on April 23, 2021 and resided in Ellijay, GA

John Gordon Lawrence, ( Gogo ) , 71, went to be with his Lord Friday, April 23, 2021, after a short illness. He was born in Johnson City, Tenn. on March 16, 1950. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Dunning Lawrence, mother, Lucille Nelson Huffine, and brother-in-law, Marlon Charles Helms.

He was survived by his wife, Sandra, son Tyler and wife Crystal. Two step daughters Liz Perdue and husband Scott and Julie Roquemore. He had 5 beautiful grandchildren: Ansley, Jackson, Hyatt, Hudson, and Lanier. Also survived by sisters Cathy Helms, Becky Paige and husband Harry and one brother, Charlie.

Gordon and Sandra resided in Ellijay, Georgia. He was the pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cherry Log, GA, and also owned Lawrence Design Group, an architectural firm in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He was a former church planter and educator, with theological training from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Southwestern Seminary. He also pastored The Church on Dogwood in Snellville, Georgia and was interim pastor at Liberty Church in Loganville, Georgia. He was previously Director of Program Research for the North American Mission Board in Atlanta. He was also a Sunday Group Leader at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia.

He authored 3 books: “Great Men Bow Down”, and 2 books on end-time prophecy: “Silence In Heaven” and “The Revelation Equation”. He was a beloved teacher, preacher, author, and man of God!

We celebrated Gordon’s life Saturday May 1st at the Church he loved serving, Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cherry Log, Georgia!

If you would like to make a donation in Gordon’s memory, please make it to Gordon’s beloved Cornerstone Baptist Church. P.O. Box 400, Cherry Log, GA 30522.


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  1. buddie j livingston May 15, 2022 at 10:16 am - Reply

    God put Godon on my ,heart this morning, I beiieve he was our education director at Hllcrest Bapist church in Arlington , Tx in the 80s. He helped me in my walk with Christ.

    Shalom
    Buddie Livingston

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