Rob Lloyd, 64, Conference Secretary
and Pastor, Dies on Mission Trip

21-year Hawaii worker takes ill on flight to Rwanda, was hospitalized in Hong Kong (Posted July 24, 2013)
 
Seventh-day Adventist pastor Rob Lloyd, 64, executive secretary and ministerial director of the Hawaii Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, as well as pastor of the Kailua Seventh-day Adventist Church, died on July 6, 2013, after being hospitalized while en route to a mission trip in Rwanda.
 
According to a bulletin posted on the Kailua church website, Lloyd “was on his way to the mission field in Rwanda to do what he so loved to do. He was going to manage 40 ShareHim International campaigns. … He began feeling ill in Korea and when his flight landed in Hong Kong he was taken to the hospital.”

 
 
The bulletin said that from his hospital bed, Lloyd “was able to videoconference with his family, seeing and hearing his wife, kids and grandchildren.”
 
Hawaii Conference president Ralph Watts III, who was in Vietnam at the time Lloyd took ill, was able to get to Hong Kong and spend several hours with Lloyd.
 
“Rob lived a life faithful to Jesus,” Watts wrote at the conference website. “He went to sleep peacefully in Jesus. For the last several hours I was by his side reading precious promises and singing hymns of hope and assurance. Please continue to keep the Lloyd family in your prayers.”
 
A Seventh-day Adventist minister since 1971, Lloyd had served in Hawaii since 1992. Rob attended Walla Walla University, graduating with a major in Theology and minors in Biblical Languages and History. He earned graduate degrees in Divinity and Public Health from the Seventh-day Adventist Seminary at Andrews University and Loma Linda University respectively, graduating with high honors. He also did graduate work in Social Science Statistics from the University of California, Irvine and post-graduate studies in the Doctor of the Science of Theology program at the San Francisco Theological Seminary.
 
He was married to Margaret Harder Lloyd, principal organist and music director at Central Union Church in Honolulu. Margaret is the co-owner of Belle Arte, specializing in European and Russian art of the 20th century. The five Lloyd children are Jeremy, Micah, Giana, Oksana and Shavana. Between them they have five grandchildren, who also survive.
 
A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, August 6, at 5:30 p.m. at Central Union Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to ShareHim, which has established a memorial fund.
 



 

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