Remembering Pastor Sean McPherson
 
 
Pastor Sean passed away on April 26th 2018 surrounded by his loved ones. 
His family, our church family and community celebrated his life on May 4th, 2018.
 
Pastor Sean McPherson was the Senior Pastor here at Real Life Church for 9 years. 
Last year, it was discovered that Sean had Sarcoma cancer and began treatments. After an unsuccessful round, Sean’s leg had to be amputated to removed the cancer, deeming Sean cancer free.
Unfortunately, it was discovered in January that the cancer had returned in Sean’s lung, and another round of treatment was issued. 
The treatments were once again unable to combat the cancer.
Sean and his wife prayerfully chose to end treatments and spend the rest of his days home surrounded by family. 
 
God has been good to the McPherson family and our church family. While we are grieving this loss, he has been steadfast in his provision and promises. He has been made known to people through Sean’s illness. We are grateful that God can make all things good for those who love him.  We are encouraged by the promises the has given us through his Word, and we will trust in Him. 
 
 
If anyone would like to send a note of condolence to the McPherson family, you may send them to:

Kris McPherson
c/o Real Life Church
4024 Sheridan Lake Rd.
Rapid City, SD 57702
 
 
 

Pastor Sean’s Memorial Service

Friday, May 4th – 10:30 am
Rapid City Christian High School Gymnasium
 
 
 
Support For Sean Fundrasing Information
 
When it was discovered that Pastor Sean’s cancer returned January of 2018, a fundraising team was developed to raise money to help the McPherson Family. Please take a look at the information below, or click one of the links to see how you can still help the family.
 
An effort is underway to gather funds to offset the balance of Sean’s mortgage. Please consider a significant gift to Sean and his family. The challenge before us is to gather enough to eliminate or meaningfully reduce Sean’s mortgage so that Sean and his family are secure in their home no matter the outcome of his present health struggle.
 
It is our hope to raise $300,000, an amount that will cover the balance of Sean’s mortgage and provide funds to address ongoing Mayo travel and medical expenses.
 
Please send your gift to: Sean McPherson Fund – P.O. Box 926 – Rapid City, SD 57709 and be assured that each dollar will go to Sean and his family. Make your check payable to Sean McPherson. Since this is a gift to Sean it will not qualify as a tax-deductible contribution and Sean will not incur any tax liability on the gift’s value.
 
 
Here are Links to websites where you can keep up to date on events and make a donation.
 
 
Pastor Sean’s Life Legacy 
Sean Patrick McPherson, 47, of Rapid City, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Regional Health Home and Hospice, surrounded by his wife and all his children.
He was born to Bill and Carol (McGrath) McPherson on November 23, 1970, in Goose Creek, South Carolina. Sean spent his early years with his family following his father’s Naval career. After his father’s retirement, the family settled in Newton, Kansas.
Sean married his high school sweetheart, Kristin Landreth, in the Spring of 1990. They traveled the country for Sean’s Naval career throughout the 90’s.
After Sean’s Naval service, the family moved to Rio Rancho, New Mexico, where Sean worked for Intel Corporation. During his time in New Mexico, Sean found his salvation through the guidance of Pastor Chip Garrison and Pastor Jim Comfort. Shortly thereafter he felt the call into the ministry.
Sean’s call to ministry lead he and his family to serve in South Dakota. Over 18 years Sean ministered as an associate at New Hope Family Church in Sioux Falls, as Senior Pastor at Harvest Community Church in Mitchell, and finally as Senior Pastor at Real Life Church of the Nazarene in Rapid City, South Dakota. Sean’s favorite saying was “I love my church!” and he served with all his heart.
In addition to serving his church and church family, God directed Sean towards service in the South Dakota State Legislature. Sean was honored to be elected as a Representative to the South Dakota House in the fall of 2016. Sean served the people of District 32 with passion and joy that was evident to anyone who spent time with him.
Sean was survived by his wife Kristin; his four children: Weston (Katy), Jordyn, Trinity and Jason. He is also survived by his daughter in love, Katy, and his two beautiful grandchildren, Thad Victor and Briar Jo, all of Rapid City; his parents, Carol and Bill, of Bolivar, TN; his brothers Bill (Donna), of Jackson, MI, Steve (Teresa), of Memphis, TN, Curtis (Kay), of Middleton, TN, and Jeff, of Colorado City, CO, and his grandmother Eleanor McGrath, of Junction City, CO.
Sean was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arnold and Elsie McPherson and Robert McGrath, and brothers Andrew McPherson and Anthony McPherson.
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