Bishop George A. Ware Sr.

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Bishop George A. Ware Sr. is a native of Columbus, Ohio. Bishop George A. Ware Sr. was born forth of six siblings, in the union of George and Evangelist, Elizabeth Ware in the year of 1956. As a child, his parents raised him to serve the Lord. He attended the Columbus Public Schools until the age of seventeen at which point, he joined the United States Marines. Bishop George A. Ware Sr. also studied for two years at Ohio State University. In January of 1982, Bishop George A. Ware Sr. had a personal experience with the Lord and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He also received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. in July of 1982, Bishop George A. Ware Sr. married Pastor Theresa Elaine Veal and in that union two children were born; George A. Ware Jr. and Trayvon A. Ware.


By the end of 1982, Bishop George A. Ware Sr. began his work in the ministry at many of the Penal institutions throughout the state of Ohio. He served as Treasurer with Ex-Cons for Christ and Executive Director with New Expectation under the leadership of the late Pastor Clarence Caldwell of Pentecostal Prison Ministries. In 1983, Bishop George A. Ware Sr. joined Evangelic Gospel Tabernacle Church where he served under Bishop, Alton Porter for approximately ten years and served as the Sunday School Superintendent for eight years. Bishop George A. Ware Sr. acknowledged his call in1984 and was ordained in the ministry in 1984 by the National Board of the Tabernacle Churches where his Pastor, Bishop Alton Porter presides, and Overseer Charles D. Sessions of Queens, New York.


As a young budding Pastor, Bishop George A. Ware Sr. was selected keynote speaker for the Full Gospel Business Fellowship International at the Dayton Convention Center, for the Dayton and Springfield Chapters. He also has spoken in churches in the Queens and Brooklyn, New York area. Bishop George A. Ware Sr. and Pastor Theresa E. Ware was compelled by the leading of the Holy Spirit to start their ministry in 1994 called the name of House of Prayer After much prayer and fasting the Lord intervened again and led them to change the name of their church to New Life Tabernacle Ministries which was purchased on February of 2002, located at 5585 Summit Road, in Pataskala Ohio and rests on seven acres of land with more adjacent acres to be added soon.


Presently, Bishop George A. Ware Sr. and Pastor Theresa E. Ware have ministered in many places across the US. and overseas to the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas and St. John to spread the gospel. Bishop George A. Ware Sr. was affirmed to the Bishopric on April 21, 2012 in the city of Pataskala, and the State of Ohio, which he was acknowledged by Mayor Steve Butcher of the city of Pataskala, OH and Mayor Michael B. Coleman of the City of Columbus, OH. Bishop George A. Ware Sr. continues to serve as Senior Pastor and Founder of New Life Tabernacle with his wife Pastor Theresa E. Ware since 1994 God has increased blessings upon them, and they continue to give God all the glory and honor.

The family will receive friends at 11:00am and Home Going service 12:00 noon Friday June 12, 2015 at Apostolic Church of Pataskala, 5457 York Rd. SW Pataskala, OH 43062. Interment with Military Honors at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Reveend G. Jerome DeCarlo, II

    To The Family of Bishop George A. Ware, Sr. and New Life Tabernacle Ministries

    “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” St. John 14:1-3.

    On behalf of myself and the Glory Evangelistic Ministries Church Family here in Bexley, Ohio, we do hereby humbly offer and extend to you our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your greatly lamented Husband, Father, Pastor, Brother, and Friend, Bishop George A. Ware Sr.

    It is in times of great grief and despair that the precious Love of Christ always abounds. The word of the Lord reminds us in Psalms 29:11., that “The Lord will give strength unto His people: The Lord will bless His people with Peace.” And because the Lord is our Shepherd, we know that He will graciously give strength and guidance during this difficult time granting you His peace and His mercy. May our Sovereign Lord comfort you, and know most assuredly that you will continually be in our prayers. God Bless you.

    With deepest Sympathy,

    Reverend G. Jerome DeCarlo, II and Glory Evangelistic Ministries Church

  2. Shirley Cannon

    May God grant you peace and strength.

  3. I was saddened to hear about George’s passing. I hope and pray that you will have strength during this time of loss. Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences for an incredibly great loss.

    Ricco and Karen Monroe

  4. Robbetta Dawson

    1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

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