Pastor Harold
Harold Stanley Hawkins, D.D. born in Santa Ana, CA to Henry Jesse and Susan Brown Hawkins on October 16, 1927 passed away on August 9, 2007 in Moreno Valley, CA. Survived by his wife Joann Faron Hawkins; 2 sons Bert Hawkins of Torrance CA, Paul Hawkins of Oceanside CA; a daughter Katy Meulstee of Moreno Valley CA; numerous grandchildren; two great grandchildren, one of which preceded him in death and 6 stepchildren. Rev. Hal grew up in Santa Ana. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an Aviation Ordnance Man aboard two aircraft carriers, the USS Prince William and the Manila Bay. Hal accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in August 1945, the Sunday after Hostilities ended, at 1st Assembly of God in Santa Ana. Graduated from Life Bible College June of 1950 where, while attending college he met and married Paula Juanita Paeschke in 1949. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in February 1999 and then Juanita preceded him in death on June 3, 1999. Hal pastored in Redondo Beach twice, as well as Reseda and Bell, CA. He was on staff at Oral Roberts University. He was a member of Rotary International for 40 years with 36 years of perfect attendance serving 1 term as President in1982-1983. Served 12 years on the Redondo Harbor Commission, 8 years on the Planning Commission, 25 years on the Redondo Round Table, 25 years on the Board of Directors of Camp Cedar Crest, a Foursquare Youth Camp at Running Springs, CA as well as The Pentecostal Fellowship of Greater Los Angeles with 2 terms as their president. He also worked with Wings of Mercy. At the age of 50 Hal joined the police force in Redondo Beach starting the Police Chaplain Program and working the streets for 12 years. In February 2005 Hal married his current wife Joann and moved to Moreno Valley where he lived out the rest of his life. He will be missed immensely. A gathering of family & friends was held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Monday August 13, 2007 from 4 to 8pm. The Service will be held at Kings Way Community Church in Lomita on Tuesday August 14 at 11am. Burial will take place later in the week at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside.

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  1. my condolence to the hawkins family…paster hawkins was my childhood paster i just have very fond memorys of paster hawkins and sister juanita the easter egg hunt the fun me and my siters and brothers had at the chruch for many years ..becouse the love of family and church.i”m still involve in the four square church in san pedro love the vigil family

  2. I’m extremly sorry to hear about the passing of Harold. I worked with Harold for several years when he was a Reserve Officer at Redondo Beach Police Department. I enjoyed Harold very much he was a quality human being and I treasure the years that we spent together. I havent seen Harold in quite a few years and found it a shock when I observed his death announcement at RBPD. I just lost my own father in June and know all too well the sorrow and emptiness that is felt. Please accept my condolences and know that Harold is doing his work at a place better than this earth. I will miss him and he will always place a smile on my heart when his name is mentioned. God bless.

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