Rev. James A. “Jim” Meek

January 31, 2023

Rev. James A. “Jim” Meek, 81, of Frankfort, Ind., died January 31, 2023 at IU Health Frankfort Hospital.  He was born on May 4, 1941 in Madison, Ind. to Russell and Jeanette (Winburn) Meek.  His first marriage was to Clara Brophy and she preceded him in death.  He married Rachel D. Smith on August 6, 1994 and she survives.

Rev. Meek was a graduate of Austin High School in Austin, Indiana and he attended Frankfort Pilgrim College.  He was Associate Pastor of Victory Chapel in Frankfort.  He enjoyed hunting deer and raccoon.

Memorial donations may be made in Rev. Meek’s honor to the Victory Chapel.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be held 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the Victory Chapel, 196 Lewis Smith Drive, Frankfort, Frankfort, IN 46041.  The Funeral Service will begin 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.  Rev. James Barnard and Rev. Joe Smith will officiate.  Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery, Frankfort.  Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort, IN 46041 is honored to assist Rev. Meek’s family.   

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife Rachel are his Children: Mike (Ann) Meek of Lake City, Florida, Penny Sue (Clayton) Biddle, Wabash, Indiana, Loyd (Jessica) Meek of Frankfort, Indiana, Rose (DJ) Maley of West Virginia, Kristy (Michael) Snyder of Corydon, Indiana, and Anna Meek of Westfield, Indiana; Grandchildren:  Jeanetta, Jodi, Jonathan, Doug, Elisha, Jimmy, Mary, Abigail, Emily, Russell, Ezra, Joel and Aaron; and several Great-Grandchildren.  Also surviving are several that called him “Uncle Jim”.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his daughter: Kathy Meek.


Leave your Condolences

22 Condolences for “Rev. James A. “Jim” Meek”

  1. Junior Spears February 1, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    He was a great man of God. He will be missed by all. One of the best. I can’t believe he is gone. Until we meet again, love you Brother Meek

  2. Sandra Satterfield February 1, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    He was such a father figure to me during my teenage years. He showed love and kindness to me which I’d never experienced before. I pray I can show others that love as well. He will always be “Dad Meek” in my heart. The world lost a man of God…. all of heaven is rejoicing for a soul who’s come home……..

  3. Marc Dodrill February 1, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Our deepest condolences and sympathy go to Jim’s family!
    You all are in our prayers!
    He has made it safely home!
    We have some great memories of Jim!

  4. Mark Mowery February 1, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. I appreciated brother Meek. We are in Florida so we will not be able to attend.

  5. Robert Jaycox February 1, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    Sorry for your loss, he was a very nice guy he is going to be missed by everyone.

  6. Jimmy Julian February 1, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    Pastor Meek joined my wife and I in marriage 38 years ago the 15th of February. What a wonderful preacher he was. We’ll miss him but, know one day we’ll meet again. God Bless the family and comfort them in their time of loss.

  7. John Perkinson February 1, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    I’m sorry to hear that Jim passed but thankful he is with the Lord and his parents. I’ve known Jim since childhood. Their farm was just a mile north of ours. We were friends of the family. His father lead our cottage prayer meetings. I attended Frankfort Pilgrim College when he was there although I was younger.

  8. Paul Featherstone February 1, 2023 at 10:29 pm

    Very sorry for your loss.

  9. Harry Jaycox February 2, 2023 at 1:19 am

    Wow, I cannot believe he’s gone. He did a lot for my family over the years, I remember the day we first met until we meet again Brother Meek, love you always you will be missed by so many.

  10. Heather Mckinzie February 2, 2023 at 8:53 am

    Rachel and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a wonderful man. I will miss seeing him! Thinking of you all during this time.

  11. Kathy Cottrell February 2, 2023 at 10:56 am

    Rachael, so sorry for your loss. You’ll be in my thoughts & prayers. May you feel God’s comfort & strength in the days ahead.

  12. Shirley Fisher February 2, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    Praying for your family. Sincere condolences.

  13. Wanda Melton February 2, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    Was a great man, a wonderful preacher, a good friend and was always there if you needed him of he could be. You will truly be missed by many, fly high prayers and comfort for all.

  14. Angela Ellis February 2, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, Rev. Meek was a good man, I know he will be missed greatly. But I also know he is where he want to be with his heavenly father.

  15. Jerry l Blackburn February 3, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. He was a good man. We went to Taylor University to get a book of Robert rules of order in mini mini years ago. I was like a system pastor to him when he at the church on Kelly Street. May the Lord bless you and keep you in the storm sorrow.

  16. Keith Wingham February 3, 2023 at 9:18 pm

    Condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Jim Meek. When I was working at Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, Indiana. After I was converted, I started talking to my fellow employees about it and they told me I should talk to a (As they put it) the “Holy Roller preacher that works in the service department”. It turned out to be Rev. Russel Meek Jim’s father a pastor in the Pilgrim Holiness Denomination with the same doctrine as the the Wesleyan Methodist Church I attended. The two denominations later merged to become the Wesleyan Church. Brother Meek was a great blessing to me in our lunch time at work. He transferred out for a better job. About that time a new person transferred in. Someone told that he was Rev. Meek’s son. The job I had was a class six, but it was transferred to another department. They decided to keep me without a class six for me so I helping class five. They called me in the office because they thought they would be in trouble with union. They assigned me to help the other class six, which happened to be Jim, although he didn’t need any help. Jim was not a Christian at that time. I would talk about the Lord once and a while Jim talked about -surprise surprise- coon dogs and coon hunting. But according to Jim it was when I bowed my head and gave The Lord the thanks for my food the Lord started talking to heart, no doubt due also his former trading in the home. He was called to preach and somehow he and his family found their way to Frankfort Pilgrim where I was a student with my family there also. That when I found that God works in a factory. Keep praying.

    • Kristy Meek-Snyder February 9, 2023 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks for your fond memories of my dear Sweet papa. He was the best of the best! I always loved when he would talk about you. He told wonderful things about you. Thanks for being a dear Sweet friend!

  17. Nadine Graham February 3, 2023 at 11:45 pm

    God has received a wonderful Angel. I always called him Grandpa Meek. During my teenage years they took me into their home and raised me, before I went to college at Union Bible Seminary. Left a huge impact on my life.
    Forever grateful for the love, kindness and support. It will truly be missed.

  18. Lowell Lynn February 4, 2023 at 12:03 am

    Jim you will be greatly missed by myself and my family. You were important to us. We had many wonderful hunts running our walker hounds. Some of the talks we had are still with me today. You were a man of God. Though I let you and others down, you still reached out to me. You were the real deal.

  19. Daniel Glass February 4, 2023 at 5:10 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Bro. Meek was a good man and a good friend he got me back on the right track. I send my prayers for the family during this time. I’m unable to be there due to me having cancer but I will be there in spirit. Love you all Daniel Glass

  20. Jedonne Abston February 4, 2023 at 9:04 am

    So sorry for your loss. He was my pastor years ago. A good man. He is with his Lord.

  21. Cathy Cox February 4, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Dear Rachel and family ,
    I will keep you close to my heart and in my every prayer for you all in these most difficult days to come .. Sending lots of love and light ..
    Cathy (Ayers) Cox

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