Rev. Gail (Stillwell) JensenDecember 30, 1943 ~ July 29, 2017 (age 73)
Rev. Gail L. Jensen
Newport, NH – 73, Promoted to Glory on Saturday July 29th. Born to Florence (Ruck) and Ralph Stillwell on December 30, 1943, and survived by her four older sisters; Joan, Marilyn, Sandra & Diane. Gail spent the last 54 years as the loving wife of Rev. Curt Jensen and was a devoted mother to her three children; Bambi (DeFilippis), Heidi (North), and Daniel Jensen. She was a loving mother-in-law to Mark DeFilippis, Jeff North and Megan (Baerhuk) Jensen. Gail’s life and passions revolved around her devoted ministry to the church and her eight grandchildren; Ryan Manning and his wife Sara (Jennings), Heather, Brianna, and Lindsay DeFilippis, Curtis and Caleb North, and Autumn and Dylan Jensen and was blessed to be able to meet her first great-grandchild, Harper Manning. Gail also leaves behind many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Gail was born on Long Island, NY but spent her early childhood living in Putney, Vermont where her love for country living began. After her family returned to L.I. during her senior year of H.S., she met and married the love of her life and raised a family while spending many years ministering to the body of Christ. Gail was the first president of the Long Island chapter of Women’s Aglow fellowship, hosted numerous bible studies over the years, and together she and her husband began several successful church music ministries. In the late 80’s Gail and Curt both became ordained ministers and felt called by God to move to NH (and her country roots) in order to raise up a full gospel revival center. They settled on the town of Newport and started My Father’s House Ministries, which has been so instrumental in advancing the kingdom of God over the years with its prison outreach, revival services, elder visitation ministry, healing rooms, men and women’s fellowships, bible studies, and community and youth programs.
Gail was known and loved by all for her compassion and inspiration. She was continually mentoring and pouring encouragement into the lives of everyone she met, calling forth the divine destiny, grace, and purpose that God had prepared for them. She was a faithful woman of prayer and intersession, meeting daily with her Father God to seek his presence and wisdom. The groundwork she laid through her visionary leadership continues to thrive and bear fruit through the faithful members of her congregation, her husband and children.
Gail loved to sing, bake, read, have tea parties, go on adventures, and host gatherings with family and friends. She will be missed in so many ways and on so many levels, but we rejoice that she is healed, happy, and dancing with joy in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as well as fellowshipping with so many of those she loved who have gone on before.
Please join us as we celebrate her life and glorious homecoming with a memorial service at 2pm on Sunday August 13th, at My Father’s House Ministries 233 North Main Street, Newport NH. Food and fellowship will immediately follow at the Sugar River Community Room next to the new DMV in Newport. Wear red if you would like, as it was her favorite color. In lieu of flowers please consider sowing into her legacy by donating a gift to My Father's House Ministries at 413 Maple street Newport, NH 03773.