In Memoriam – Rabbi and Col. John C. Powledge

With tremendous sorrow we share the news that our beloved Rabbi John Powledge passed away on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021.

All who knew John were deeply impacted by his love, his faith, and his passion for the Lord. He was a friend to all. He devoted his life to the work of the Lord, to reach the Jewish people, and most recently the people of Wichita.

A memorial service in honor of John’s life was held at Remnant of Israel on October 21, 2021. A video of the memorial service can be seen here:


2021-Oct-21 Memorial Service for Rabbi and Col. John C. Powledge



The body of Rabbi and Colonel John C. Powledge was interred in Arlington National Cemetery Monday, March 7, 2022. The military funeral service there was livestreamed and you can see it here:

2022-Mar-07 Military funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for Rabbi and Col. John C. Powledge



Here is a short video of Rabbi John giving the Aaronic blessing:

Rabbi John’s Aaronic Blessing



Memorial Gifts and Donations
Should you wish to contribute in some way you can contribute to the John Powledge Memorial Fund through Remnant of Israel Congregation using Paypal or on the PayPal app on your smartphone. Simply donate to the email address: . Make sure to select “Sending money to friends or family” and in the notes write “John Powledge Memorial”. Or write a check to Remnant of Israel noting “John Powledge Memorial” and mail to the congregation address:

Remnant of Israel Messianic Synagogue
3700 East Pawnee
Wichita, KS 67218


Thank you.