Spirit of Excellence

J. Alfred Cage

 “Excellence reflex is a natural reaction to fix something that isn’t right, or to improve something that could be better. The excellence reflex is rooted in instinct and upbringing, and then constantly honed through awareness, caring and practice.”  Danny Meyer

 I am saddened by the untimely passing today of J. Alfred Cage, pastor, teacher, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and musician. Pastor Cage was a strong supporter of SIF since I met him in about 2004. Part of his legacy was reminding us all to live full and leave empty.

He will be missed.

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11 Responses to “Spirit of Excellence”

  1. Marlene & Timothy Baxter says:

    Our condolences to the family and the Eternal Hope Church family. Pastor Cage was an honorable man of God. His ministry and strength will never be forgotten. He will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!

  2. admin says:

    Yes I totally agree. Pastor was what I liked to call a 3rd person: God first, his flock/family next, and himself last. I was able to learn so much from him.

  3. concerned says:

    I have yet to hear about any services for him. If/when you do, please post the info here. I would like to show my respect to a great man.

  4. Larry Golden Sr says:

    I am greatly saddened by the news of Rev Cages’ passing. I knew him as Al, my freind. My condolences to his family and freinds and his church family. I will cherish the good times we had together, and look forward to our meeting again someday! Enjoy Dad( Heavenly Father) and our Big brother and fellow heir Jesus and all the Saints, freinds and relatives already there……………………………Larry Golden, Sr. and Family

  5. Pastor Cage married my Wife and I. He was a very funny and witty man . Even at our wedding. We were blessed to know him. I will always remember his push for excellence in worship and music. His legacy will be remembered and not forgotten in our hearts. Our condolences to his natural and spiritual family and flock. God bless

  6. admin says:

    Calling Hours: 5-8 pm Friday
    Homegoing: Saturday 11am to 1 pm
    Location: BellGrove Baptist Church

  7. breia rivers says:

    My prayers and condolenses go out to co paster theolar and the entire cage family. Past cage’s words definantly touched me from the age of 15yrs old untik the last time I saw him and he will forever be missed. His words placed god in my heart wen I was just a young girl.and I appreciate him and I will miss him.

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