Celebrating the Legacy of Bishop O.G. Simpson

BACSP is proud and honoured to remember the life, legacy and ministry of a General of Christ.

A faithful Shepherd-Servant

Bishop Simpson, faithfully, and lovingly pastored Bethel United Church for over 43 years, until his retirement in 2020.

Bishop Simpson will be remembered as a loving, and caring pastor who was always available to assist with the needs of the church members and individuals within the community.

Bishop O.G. Simpson leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 13 years, Eliza C. Simpson (née Goulbourne); son Barrington Simpson (Geraldine), grandchildren: Shalice and JoVaughn; daughter Genieve Simpson-Hind (Kenroy); daughter-in-law Muriel (Diane) Simpson (widow of Wayne), grand-daughter: Olivia; stepson Colin Nicholson (Patricia), step-granddaughter Carissa; sister-in-law Zelda Simpson (widow of Roy); sister Carmen E. Dawes (Eustace); brothers: Lenworth (Baba) C. Simpson (widower of Eugenie), Ulpian L. Simpson (Jean); brother-in-law, Laban O. Wright (widower of Lyneve); numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, cousins, and his church community.

He is predeceased by his mother Clare Bonella Simpson (née Lewis); father Henry Joseph Simpson; brother Roy L. Simpson; first wife Pearline L. Simpson; son Wayne G. Simpson and sister Lyneve V. Wright (née Simpson).


A pastor is being remembered in Edmonton's religious and Black communities for his long career supporting and uplifting everyone around him.

Bishop O.G. Simpson's children say he had been suffering from a number of illnesses when he died on Friday at the age of 76.

"It was a bittersweet moment," his daughter Genieve Simpson-Hind told CTV News Edmonton on Monday. "He was actually praying with the caretaker… saying he was ready to go."

Bishop Simpson & Evangelist L Simpson
Sleep on Bishop!

BACSP commemorates with a picture of our loving Pastor and Bishop