Las Vegas pastor Robert Fowler died Tuesday morning, according to the Clark County Medical Department.
The coroner’s office said the 64-year-old died in his bed around 5:20 a.m. His cause and type of death are not known.
Fowler has served as the senior pastor of Victory Missionary Baptist Church since 1996 when the Church’s founding pastor retired. He had a history of political utterance, including endorsing then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to then-Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 election.
MP Dina Titus expressed her condolences to the family on Tuesday and praised Fowler’s community leadership.
I am sad to hear that Dr. @RobertEFowlerSr, the pastor of Victory Baptist Church, has passed away. His leadership in our church is very much missed. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/XoKZ8i1u2d
– Dina Titus (@repdinatitus) May 19, 2020
Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford said Fowler had been his pastor and close friend for nearly 20 years. He and his family found the Victory Missionary Baptist Church when they moved to Las Vegas in 2000, and even when they moved to Dallas for a few years, Ford said he spoke to Fowler often.
“He was just a mentor, a great spiritual guide, a praying man who has really helped my family a lot,” Ford said Tuesday night.
According to Ford, Fowler held his vow renewal ceremony in 2012 and has helped him steer public scrutiny over the years. He said anyone who knew Fowler was better off for it.
“The Church as we know it will never be the same, my family will never be the same, and this city will never be the same,” said Ford. “We had in Pastor Fowler a staunch advocate of spiritual guidance, a staunch advocate of fairness , equality, tolerance and someone who only leads by example. “
The Church and Fowler’s family could not be immediately reached for comment.
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