Evangelist Corrie Baker


Corrie (Polnitz) Baker was born on April 7, 1951 in Selma, AL to the late James and Ola Polnitz. She answered her call to meet Jesus on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Mount Carmel West Hospital where she passed peacefully at the young age of 63. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family during the last days of her life.
Corrie relocated to Columbus, OH where she met and married her soul mate, Columbus Baker in 1984. She confessed her life to Christ at an early age where she was a member of Sandridge Baptist Church in Selma, AL. She was saved in 1992, where she became Co-Pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship under her husband, Columbus Baker whom is in his 51st year of Ministry. She is a current member of Holy Miracle Church of God.
She is proceeded in death by her parents James and Ola Polnitz of Selma, AL; her sister Mary Ann (George) Olverton; her brother in law Wesley Wade.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving husband of 30 years, Columbus Baker; her son, Kawonsa (Brandi) Wade; and her daughter, Rana Baker. Two step-sons, Apostle Ricky (Carolyn) Baker and Christopher (April) Baker; One step -daughter, Michelle Baker. Eight grandchildren – Kwamel Wade, Ka`mya Wade, Pastorr Ricky Baker Jr., Eric Baker, Erica Baker, Courtnee Baker, Christopher Baker and Michael Baker. Five brothers – Walter (Doris) Polnitz, James (Bernice) Polnitz, Wendell Polnitz, Theo (Cheryln) Polnitz, and Edmond Polnitz. Three sisters – Bettie Wade, Emma (Johnny) Welch, and Mildred (Ronald) Baker. A host of other nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. Visitation 8:00am and Home going Service 9:00am Saturday December 20, 2014 at Greater Grace Temple 1255 Faber Ave. Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery

Condolence Messages

  1. Ms. Michelle Miller

    My condolences to the Baker family. I met Evangelist Corrie when her daughter, Rana was one of my Flag Corp. members at Linden-McKinley. She was always soft spoken and very supportive of Rana. She had a beautiful smile. Keep all your memories close to your heart, and let God guide you through this very difficult time. God bless you all.

  2. shanekqua harden & winnie benbow

    I just want to offer my extreme condolence in this time of need. I am so sorry for your loss Rana. And Mr Columbus. I am a friend of your daughters and she will be in my heart and my prayers. I am praying for your strength in the Lord. Because Mrs Baker has gone home to be with the lord. God bless the family.

  3. Kawonsa and Brandi, I’m very sorry for the loss of your mother, and I will keep your family in my prayers. I hope everyone is doing well. Love and God bless.

  4. Kawonsa,

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you & the family.

    Love you, Jackie, Dee , Julian and Dominique

  5. Evangelist Kathie Richardson

    Bishop and Rana and all the Baker family I humbly submit my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you all, I am continually praying for you that God will comfort you hearts and minds, I can truly say I feel your pain. I’m sorry we didn’t make it to the homegoing but our prayers and love was and is with you.We are here for you if and when you need us.Sister Baker will be greatly missed but she will and never can be forgotten because she was such a on fire saint for Christ. She set such an example for us to live by. Love you Bishop and Rana. Sister Kathie Richardson

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