Dr. Walter E. Jordan II


Dr. Walter Earl Jordan II departed this earth on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Mansfield, OH surrounded by family and friends.

Walter, affectionately known as “Waltman” or “Dr. Walt”, was born April 27, 1968 to Bishop Walter and Co-Pastor Shirley Jordan.

Dr. Walt graduated from Madison Comprehensive High School in Mansfield, Ohio. Walter earned a B.A. in Journalism/Marketing from Oral Roberts University, a master’s degree from Ringling College of Art and Design, and a Doctorate of Divinity from The University of St. Thomas. He was an ordained Elder in the Church Of God In Christ, Inc. and a graduate of The William Morgan James Ministerial Institute.

He was affiliated with many ministerial organizations and served on numerous community and religious boards including: The Mental Health Steering Committee, The Inter-agency Committee, The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, The Steering Committee of Minorities of Ohio State University, Mansfield Board of Education Fiscal Committee, Covenant Ministries, The Pastoral Advisory Board of North Central Technical College and The Planning and Logistics Committee of Ohio North Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction C.O.G.I.C. and more.

He joyfully served in ministry for 27 years at the Oasis of Love Church in various roles including administrator, youth pastor, and 15 years as senior pastor . He was also the founder and president of Oasis of Love Charities, the sponsor of the Community Block Party which served thousands of people in Richland County. This free, outreach event was Dr. Walt’s passion, and he worked tirelessly to collaborate with many community organizations to ensure the success of this event.

Doctor Walt had a wonderful sense of humor, was a charismatic people person, and known for his dynamic and demonstrative preaching. One of his most memorable sermons was delivered from a three-story boom lift. He was an exceptional singer and was also extremely generous.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Jordan; three sisters: Nikki (Christopher) Thorpe, Addi Jordan and Sylvia Jordan; nieces: Christin Thorpe and Tilo Jordan; nephews: Nikolas and Christopher Thorpe; great nephew, Ozzie Thorpe and great niece, Zoe Bailey, and a host of godchildren, aunts, cousins, and friends.

Walter was preceded in death by his father, Bishop Walter E. Jordan, Sr.

Calling hours will be Friday, January 31, 2020 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.

Walter will lie in state from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm on Saturday, February 1, 2020, and the Celebration of Life Service will begin at 2:00 pm. All will be held at The Oasis of Love Church, 190 Chester Ave., Mansfield, OH 44903.

Condolence Messages

  1. Charles and Patti Ray

    To The Jordan Family, Our Prayers are with you. He will truly be missed. Love You All !

    • So sorry to hear that Pastor Jordan left this Earth so early but he is better hand may God bless him and his family

    • Jametta Kennebrew

      He truly will be missed. Dr. Walt take your rest!!!❤❤ Praying for the Jordan family!!

    • Reynolds and Petty Family

      The Reynolds and Petty family send our deepest condolence to you all. Waltman was truly an Angel on earth! May he now Rest In Paradise!!! Love Always

    • Leviett Bradford

      To Shirley and family,you have my deepest sympathy,may God continue to strengthen you during this time of the loss of Walter.I will always remember his beautiful smile.Love Leviett Bradford

    • Jordan family please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. May cousin Walter rest in Heavenly peace in the loving arms of Our Father God; where there will be no sorrow,no weeping,or pain only peace and joy; forever and ever!

    • Dorothy Davis( Lean)

      To My Sister Shirley Jordon My Prayers Are With You & Family. My Heart Breaks For You & Family On Losing Your Only Son & To Your Daughters Their Only Brother. Also My Heart Goes Out To The Members Of The Church. Peace & Love From The Davis Family & Your Friend Lean.

    • Gayla Mack Austin

      My deepest condolences I will miss you “Waltman” my childhood friend. You will truly be missed. To the family God makes no mistake he needed him more. Grateful to have known you. Peace and blessing for days come. Love you family.?

    • To the family with love and support Bishop Darnell and Kimberly knox

  2. Debbie S Jefferson

    I will truly miss you all the words of Encouragement also you Were a Awesome pastor always in my heart. Thank you for Christening my first granddaughter may you rest in peace with the great bishop jordan you will be truly missed.

  3. Praying for the family the whole Jordan family the whole church family we will miss you we love you we thank God for you and for your life God bless you and your family.

  4. To the Jordan family,My condolences and Prayers are with you,May he RIP

  5. To the Jordan Family and Friends, I’m so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for strength and comfort.
    Mary Jo. Simmons and Family

  6. My condolences to the Jordan family! A blessed and great man gone too soon! Loved his energy and excitement that flowed from him as he brought Oasis of Love beyond Chester Ave. I really appreciated his love of the community and founding the Block Party! Never shy about what was needed and always open to recommendations! Going to miss his smile, hugs and get it done energy! Shoes not to be filled!!! Much love to “The Family”

  7. Dr Walt will truly be miss. He has been a blessing to my family, and to many others. Praying for your family.
    Love you
    C Lynn Chatman and Family

  8. Kimerly Gordon Ross

    My Pastor, my brother, my friend.
    To the entire Jordan family, you have our deepest sympathy. Prayers to you all.
    William and Kim Ross

  9. Billy/Gwen Marshall

    Condolence to the family of Dr. Walt Jordan. Our prayers are with you and the entire Oasis family.

  10. I’m gonna miss my Pastor/Friend/Brother soooooooooooooo much. We truly loved each other! Yet he belonged to GOD! Enjoy yourself with the MASTER of the UNIVERSE

  11. Angelia Tolliver

    My sincere condolences to you all. He stood by us with Mom and for that we are grateful. Rain grace and mercy upon them. Love you all

  12. Giving honor to God for the life of. DR. Waltman. His service was awesome unwavering and truly inspirational.
    I will miss him greatly however; Heaven needed his voice in the choir.
    Prayers of comfort to the Jordan family.
    Sussan Warner and family

  13. Emma Smith Thompson

    Praying for family

  14. Mr. & mrs. George Stevenson


  15. Monique Westerfield

    Truly a blessing to meet him. He’ll be truly missed. Praying for the Jordan Family!!

  16. To the family of Walter I send my prayers and condolences to you. I am saddened by this but I know he is with God. May you all keep the memories and good times with you during this difficult time. God bless you and we love you all!

  17. Willa Young Moore

    Condolences to the family.

  18. Great man thank u so much my condolences to the family he will truly b missed ❤️❤️

  19. I am truly sorry for your loss. Dr. Walt’s genuine loving way will forever live in our hearts. I pray that God’s comfort and peace continue to keep all of you as you cherish your fond memories. Love all of you❣️

  20. Tatanisha Jefferson

    Co-Pastor Shirley, Sylvia, Addi and Nikki,
    My heart aches for you. I pray that God strengthens you during your time of sorrow. Waltman was an amazing person, inside and out. He was an inspiration to so many. His smile, joy, laughter, character and love for others will be missed. He loved genuinely. He was a real person. He helped me get through some really dark times in my life. I’m thankful for that. I will miss him dearly. If you need ANYTHING, don’t hesitate to let me know. I love you all. God bless.

  21. Rodney & Karen Heard

    To the Jordan Family
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Dr Walter Jordan, II.
    He will be missed and we are sending prayers of comfort and strength.
    Much love & God Bless❤️

  22. Leviett Bradford

    To Shirley and family,you have my deepest sympathy,may God continue to strengthen you during this time of the loss of Walter.I will always remember his beautiful smile.Love Leviett Bradford

  23. To the Jordan Family My Deepest Condolences to the entire family during this difficult time God Bless you all❤️❤️

  24. James and Stefanie Caldwell

    Praying for the Jordan Family . I pray that God will ease your pain through this difficult time .

  25. Patricia Coffee

    I’m so sorry to hear about Pastor Walter Jordan. He will truly be miss. My condolences to his mother and the Jordan’s Family. My prayers are with the Family.

    • Latonica Harris and Family

      To the Jordan family I am so sorry for your loss he was a great young man who have helped so many in our community and he will be missed my heart and prayers are with you may God Bless you all Thank you Pastor Walt Jordan II

  26. Heartfelt condolences go out to the Jordan family as well as the Oasis church family. Continuously in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all❤️



  27. Chris & Shiela Elder

    Prayers and condolences to the entire Jordan family. Wonderful man of God. He will be missed May the Lord provide you with strength and comfort at this time.
    Mr. & Mrs. Christopher & Shiela Elder

  28. Leon and Ann Jefferson

    Our deepest sympathies go out to Pastor Walter’s (Waltman) family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace. We cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but we would like to offer our prayers and condolences.
    I pray that all the outpouring of love bring you comfort; all the prayers prayed ease the pain of this loss. We know the love you have for Dr Walter will forever be carried in your hearts. Words can’t express how saddened we were and are to hear of his passing. May the memory of Dr Walter Jordan, who was so loved by many bring you comfort and peace. May his entire family find hope in the midst of this sorrow.

  29. Cumerdis F. Looney

    To the Family of Dr.Walter E. Jordan11 Family: I’m sorry to hear about your loss of your Son, I’m praying for you that God will comfort you during this difficult Time, my condolences to the entire family. .

  30. Charles Scruggs, Jr. and family

    Praying for the Jordan family. May GOD provide you with comfort during this time.

  31. Jordan Family…
    I am sorry to hear the passing of Walter…He was a dear friend of mine since we were young. He will always have a special place in my heart, and his infectious smile, quirky spirit, and giving heart will be my fondest memories of him..Im honored to have known him for over 35 years, but saddened to hear of his passing. I send love and prayers to your family….He has touched so many lives, and for the time he was here he was a very dear friend of mine..Always smilling…Im going to miss him terribly…Rest in Heaven my dear friend, Until we meet again.

  32. Pastor Dr. Ronald W. Stewart Sr.

    I’m sorry to hear of Pastor Jordan’s passing. My family sends our well wishes and prayers to his family.

  33. To the Jordan Family…..I am so sorry to hear of your unexpected loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  34. Never saw him without a smile on his face, a very kind soul! He will be missed. I send my deepest sympathy and condolences to the Jordon family!

  35. Margie R. Williams Morris

    My sincere condolences to the family …

  36. Vanessa Ragozzine

    Rest in Heaven Dr Walt! You have stayed the course good an faithful servant.

  37. Katie Reese Hairston

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. The Lord is our present help in times like these. He is a comforter. Waltman had a genuine soul and a personality like none other. He will be missed.

  38. I’m so sorry to hear about Waltman, he was one of a kind. Condolences to Sister Shirley, Nikki, Addie, Tilo and the entire Jordan family.

  39. Always had a smile when we ran into one another just a fine person inside & out & Beautiful Smile Always!!!!!!!

  40. Terrance & Fayette Brown Battle

    So very sorry for your loss. Praying for all a true blessing to us all Sending love. He will be missed by all.

  41. Dashawn and Jessica Luttrell

    Thank you Pastor Walt for being such a gem in this community. Your personality and ability to minister to people of all ages and ethnicities was a true gift and skill given by God. Our prayers and deepest sympathy is with your entire family. Rest Well Pastor.

  42. Roslyne coopwood

    I will miss you. my friend Walter Jordan, your smile your kind heart.My prayers Mrs. to Jordan and family,

  43. Cassandra Brookins

    My condolences to the Jordon family. I am deeply grateful to have known this great young man. I have many fond memories of us as youngsters. Will sadly miss him, God bless all of his family and loved ones.

  44. I am sorry about your lost if yall need anything the dismuke is here for you love you

  45. Sincerest condolences to you (Lady Jordan), families and friends … Unity Temple COGIC Hospitality, Columbus OH

  46. Praying for peace for those whom he loved

  47. To Shirley and the entire Jordan family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Walter Jordan II had an infectious smile that will be missed on this side of life but his memory will place a smile on our faces as we remember the time he was here. You have my deepest condolences.

  48. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, as you prepare to say goodbye to your love one. There is a sense of helplessness when someone we love dies. Many wonder how one gets through this time. Take time to reflect on the good times you shared with you love you. Prayer is extremely valuable.

  49. Rhonda Sylvester

    I extend my deepest condolences to the Jordan family. Waltman was a great friend of mine for many many years and he will truly be missed.

  50. There was only one Dr. Walt. Our goodbyes are not forever…but our “Hello!” Will be! Thanks be to God for the life of this precious young man. My prayers and sincere condolences for the Jordan family, and much love for you, Lady Shirley. Comforter, Come!

  51. Gwendolyn Waller

    Black Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we know that God makes no mistakes. 1st Thessalonians reads:
    For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

    We know Waltman will rise again and we will all be caught up in the clouds together one day. We love you be encouraged in the Lord and his words

    Aunt Ann (Black) and family.

  52. Speechless, I love you all

  53. My heart hurts…He was a wonderful person and he will be truly missed. I am going to miss his preaching as well as his smile and awesome personality! True man of God. “I love you to life…”.

  54. Praying for the Jordan family we love you all to life !!

  55. Nikki and family … so sorry for your loss. Praying that God’s presence will be unquestionably real to you at this time.

  56. Yvette L. Windham

    To the family of Dr. Walter E. Jordan II. We are praying for comfort for you and the rest of the family. He will be missed. Well done thy faithful servant. Take your rest. Sincerely Mario E. and Yvette Windham and family.

  57. Praying for Co-Pastor Shirley Jordan and the Jordan Family. We would certainly be there if we were not attending the services for our own Mother Thelma Holman.
    We love you , Lady Barbara Mann

  58. Thoughts and prayers to the family. May God comfort your hearts.

  59. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Sister Shirley, Nikki, Sylvia and Addie. My heart is heavy but he’s in a better place. May Heaven smile on each of you and give you the strength you need, you have not come this far without the help of the Lord but by faith that He will see you through. I am so sorry for your loss. Scotty sends his condolences.

  60. My condolences & prayers are with you all. May God comfort & keep you all ❤️

  61. Linda Crowell-Switzer

    My condolences and prayers to the entire family❤️

  62. Beulah (Harris) Wiley

    So sorry for your loss. Praying that God will comfort you through this difficult time.

  63. Pastor Joan Ford

    Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. You have my sincere prayer that God will comfort you during this difficult time. When the sad feelings come, & they will, remember that infectious smile that he had, and it will help you through.

  64. Frank & charleen fava

    Thankyou pastor walt! For all your encouragement and guidance and blessings to our community. Prayers for peace, love! For the family!

  65. Daphanie Snelling

    I’m truly sorry about the loss of Pastor Jordan he was a Very compassionate person. May God give you strength during this difficult time.

  66. Michelle Murrell

    What an unbelievable and incredible loss. My prayers are with his family, friends, associates, congregation and all who was touched by his beautiful soul. May he rest in the hands of God.
    Farewell my friend

  67. CoPastor Jordan, Nikki, Addi, Sylvia and the entire family you are in our prayers. Praying God’s strength.

    With Love,
    Andreanna & Family

  68. Crystal J. Payne

    To The Jordan Family:

    I was incredibly sad to hear about Dr. Walt’s passing. I’m sorry for your loss. He was an amazing person in so many ways and the reason I attended Oral Roberts my freshman year! He will be remembered as a humble servant who always went out of his way to help others and was never afraid to speak the truth.
    You have my sincere condolences as this sad time.
    I pray that God will comfort you and keep you in His embrace.

  69. It is with a heavy heart that I extend my condolences to the Jordan family. I am very grateful to have known Dr Walt and will forever treasure the memories of our candid conversations. Thank you for loving me and my daughters Tiffany and chantries you will be truly missed.

    • Vanessa Black Coombs n the Black Family

      To our dearest cousins. Deeply saddened by the loss of Walt. Know that he has begun a journey that we will all get to do someday. Just laying the path for us. Rest in the lovely gardens of Heaven.

  70. Gayla Mack Austin

    My deepest condolences I will miss you “Waltman” my childhood friend. You will truly be missed. To the family God makes no mistake he needed him more. Grateful to have known you. Peace and blessing for days come. Love you family.

  71. Michael Thornhill

    Deep condolences to the family.. what an amazing, gifted man

  72. The Webb Family

    We send our most heartfelt condolences to the Jordan Family. We pray that the love and support of so many will help to lighten your hearts and burdens in the days to come. Bro. Walt was an awesome young man – always with the warmest of greetings. Our prayers are with each of you.

    Your Grant Street neighbors,
    Rosie Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  73. Sister Lelia Benham

    To my extended Mansfield family many prayers. I am in mourning for the loss of my son of the church, many blessings to the Jordan family. It all shall pass.

  74. Vanessa Black Coombs n the Black Family

    To our dearest cousins. Deeply saddened by the loss of Walt. Know that he has begun a journey that we will all get to do someday. Just laying the path for us. Rest in the lovely gardens of Heaven.

  75. Please accept my deepest condolencesto the family.
    Although GOD, has taken one of your greatest gifts; through your love, his legacy can grow through your faith.

  76. My sincere condolences to the entire Jordan family. Waltman will definitely be missed and he will live on in our hearts forever.
    Please know that that we are holding you all up in prayer. May the God of All Comfort give you strength and peace during this difficult time.


    We’re going to miss our dear friend Waltman ,Sending our Love & Prayers to the Jordan Family!

  78. Deacon Leroy and Dr. Wanda J Sprinkle

    Our prayers are with the Jordan Family. May the God of all comfort be your constant Companion and be your peace every moment of each day.

  79. Mrs.Velisa Minor Akens

    My love an a very very heart fill condolences goes out to the Jordan family, Dr.Walt heart was Full of compassion he gave my Daughter Ms.Kieara Hobbs A wonderful home going even though she was not a member of the church he told me she was still a child of God In need of a resting place and he would not turn her away as some may have because she didn’t attend the church I love him and I thank him and again he will truly be missed ,family be blessed and be strong sister pastor Shirley I know your pain because there’s nothing worse than losing a child But now I look at it as you got a stronger angel pulling for you in heaven as I do love u

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