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Official Obituary of

Elder Brian Keith Grant

March 29, 1968 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 55) 55 Years Old

Elder Brian Grant Obituary

Brian Keith Grant

March 29, 1968 – March 10, 2024

 

 

Family and Early Years

Brian Keith Grant was born on March 29, 1968, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Roosevelt and Josie Grant, becoming the second child in a family of four siblings, and the first son. Brian was always full of energy and his journey through life was marked by a passion for music, sports, and ministry.

Brian’s love for music started with piano and drum lessons. Recognized early for his drumming talent at Lusher Elementary, he was asked to perform the daily drumroll alongside the trumpet's rendition of Taps before his school's pledge of allegiance. In addition to his musical talent, he also displayed exceptional athletic abilities in football, basketball, and track and field throughout school. In football, Brian contributed to the first football state championship in Hazelwood Central High School history. In track and field, he took first place in the state triple jump, clinching the state title for his team.  Brian's legacy in athletics is solidified in the Hazelwood Central athletics hall of fame and he holds the school records in the triple jump and 4x100 relay to this day, over 35 years later.

 

Career & Community

Brian attended Lindenwood University and St. Louis Christian College. While in school, he began his career with United Parcel Service (UPS), where he dedicated 33 years of service. Throughout his tenure at UPS, he worked in various roles including, Truck Preloader, Recruiter, and Human Resources Leader. His commitment to community outreach extended far beyond his professional endeavors. Brian actively collaborated with organizations like Urban League and Job Corps to provide opportunities for those seeking employment and job skills.

 

Christ Holiness Temple

Brian was an elder at Christ Holiness Temple and the armor bearer to his pastor, Bishop Gearline Smith.  He also sang in the choir, was the lead drummer, served as a Sunday School Teacher, and was chairman of the Trustee Board.  His passion for ministry led him to evangelize and preach the gospel across the United States; yet he deeply cared for the souls of the youth at his home church. He had a unique ability to connect with children and young people.  His sermons were known for their demonstrations, clarity, and simplicity.  His messages typically had 3 points; most often with the third point concluding with a compelling call to praise.

 

The Choirs

Brian loved gospel music, and played the drums for multiple community, district, and national choirs, including the Gospel Music Workshop of America.  During these years, he began teaching songs and choir directing. This ultimately led to his elevation to Minister of Music for the Central Western District of the United Holy Church (UHC), following in the footsteps of his cousin and mentor, Richard (Ricky) Fortson.  As Minister of Music, Brian recorded and produced the Central Western District Live CD, fulfilling the vision he shared with Ricky.  This was one of his proudest achievements.

 

Central Western District, UHCA

Brian has been active in the Central Western District since he was a child—attending annual youth conventions and convocations.  He facilitated workshops, led the choir, and preached the word in many meetings. In addition to being the Central Western District Minister of Music, he held leadership roles in the evangelism department. An evangelism highlight was preaching at and supporting the month-long tent revival in Wisconsin.

 

Legacy

Brian made friends everywhere he went.  Whether he was with family, friends, or strangers; you could be sure that Brian was talking, laughing, and joking with everyone around him. His engaging personality endeared him to all who crossed his path.  Brian's legacy will endure as a testament to his boundless energy and genuine love of God and family.

Brian’s father, Roosevelt Grant preceded him to glory. Brian leaves to love and cherish his memory, his mother Josie Grant, his sister, Roslyn Grant, his brothers, Tracy Grant (Melissa) and David Grant (Stacie), his nieces and nephews, Teyara Grant, David Grant Jr. (Taya), Kelly Grant, Kamryn Grant, Mia Grant, Joie Grant, Charlie Fike, Melanie Fike; his great nephew, Josiah Grant; his goddaughter, Jahmelia Johnson, his aunt and pastor, Bishop Gearline Smith, his Christ Holiness Temple and Central Western District Families, cousins, friends, and a multitude of cherished memories and lives he touched. 

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Services

Public Viewing
Friday
April 5, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
City of Life Christian Church
8333 Fullerton Avenue
University City, MO 63130

Public Viewing
Saturday
April 6, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
City of Life Christian Church
8333 Fullerton Avenue
University City, MO 63130

Celebration of Life
Saturday
April 6, 2024

11:00 AM
City of Life Christian Church
8333 Fullerton Avenue
University City, MO 63130

Video is available for this event


Interment
Monday
April 8, 2024

9:30 AM
St. Peters Cemetery & Mausoleum
2101 Lucas and Hunt Road
Saint Louis, MO 63121

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