The Rev. Henry Covington, the pastor of Pilgrim Church/I Am My Brotherâs Keeper ministries in Detroit, passed away Tuesday. He was featured in Mitch Albomâs 2009 best-selling book, âHave a Little Faith.â
Covingtonâs church was well-known for the giant hole in its roof, which was repaired following donations after Albom wrote about Covingtonâs poor congregation.
Covington, 53, died in New York, his hometown. He had traveled there with Albom for a Monday appearance on âToday.â
Covington is survived by his wife, Annette, and their four children.
Albom included this statement on his Web site, announcing Covingtonâs death: âHenry was a dear friend, an inspiring pastor, and a very kind soul. He took care of those who were ignored by others. He opened his home and his church to those who needed him most. And he gave thanks each day for the opportunity to do so.â
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