Legendary Gospel Singer Lionel Peterson Passes Away at 74

Lionel Peterson, 74, a legendary South African gospel singer and a preacher, has allegedly died. According to sources, the “Peace (Jehovah Knows)” singer died on Thursday, July 14, 2022, after battling health concerns for several years.

The news of Lionel Peterson’s death spread quickly on social media, with sympathies for the family and honors to the pastor. Many others also offered personal experiences about how Lionel has influenced their lives.

Lionel Peterson and Wife
Lionel Peterson and his Wife, Valerie Triegaardt

“Lionel Peterson has not only made a massive impact on my life, but he has been an inspiration to nations.” He is not only a man that showed me immense love and embraced me every chance he got, he is my uncle. He has always been and will always remain my family.” said Matthew John on Facebook.

In response to the news, legendary gospel musician Ron Kenoly posted a poignant tribute to the Lionel Peterson family on his Facebook page.

“Sing for joy oh Africa…” One of your favorite sons has graduated to eternal glory!” He wrote.

“Sadness seems to be an understatement when I think about the loss of my friend and brother in Christ Lionel Peterson. We first toured together in the mid-’90s too many cities in South Africa. From the success of his “Rejoice Africa” album, he traveled to countries in Africa and around the world.”

“It is with heartfelt condolences that we mourn the passing of Pastor Lionel Petersen 13/8/47 to 14/7/22 who has gone home to be with the Lord. He ministered the Gospel to a global audience for most of his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Valarie Petersen and his family as they process his loss. May you find peace and comfort.” said The Kenneth Copeland Ministries as they shared their condolences with the Peterson Family on Facebook.


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