Our hearts are broken, but our spirits rejoice with Pastor Kathy Soles as she graduated to Heaven on  Saturday, December 8th.
Such a beautiful example of a life well lived.  She is dearly missed, but we know she wants us to continue to promote the Kingdom and educate believers. “Go Do The Word”

Dr. Kathryn Jewel Massey Soles was born November 8, 1954 to the late James Massey and Lorraine Stroud Massey, in Rock Hill, SC. She graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1972.  She worked at Rock Hill Telephone Company and as a flight attendant for US Airways. She attended Word of Faith Bible School and received her honorary doctorate from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. Kathy and her husband, Larry Soles, pastored The Shield Church for over 37 years. She assisted in cofounding Shield of Faith Christian Academy.  Kathy had a passion for missions and traveled to Africa, Italy, Israel, Greece, Ireland, Venezuela, Mexico and other countries. Her heart was for all people and she established the G.A.P. Ministry (Great Awesome People for the elderly) and held Special People parties twice a year for the York County Board of Disabilities clients.

Kathy Soles is survived by her husband, Larry Soles (the love of her life); her sons, Dale Soles, Danny Soles; and her daughter; Lorraine “Rain” Soles. Surviving grandchildren are Destiny, Alexis, Eli and Noah Soles and her great-granddaughter, Adellyn Jackson. Also surviving is her Aunt, Joanne Hovis – who raised her in her adolescent years; sister, Terry Howie; brothers, Steve and Mike Hovis; sister-in-law, Wanda Leonhardt; niece, Lenora (Jerry) Davis; nephews, Charlie (Debbie) Soles and Chad Duke.

Visitation is at 10:00am, followed by a celebration of life service at 11am, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at The Shield Church, 2499 Fire Tower Rd. Rock Hill, SC. Following, everyone is invited to stay for a meal in the Thomas Patterson Life Center. There will be a private graveside service at Grandview Memorial in Rock Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Shield, Kathy Soles Memorial Fund.



Will Resume in January 2019

MISSIONS FOR December 2018

with Samaritan’s International in Nicaragua
Feeding 1,000’s of children every day!



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We’d love to join our faith with yours and go the Father together. 

Praying For Our Men/Women Serving In The Military
Cody Mabe – husband of Brittany McElwee Mabe