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Reverend Steven Weller Dies; Services Will Be Saturday at 10 am, Foursquare Church

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The Honorable Reverend Steven Weller of Venice Foursquare Church and Director of the LAPD Homeless Task Force died at home in his church with his wife Regina, Friday morning.

Services will be held at 10 am Saturday (September 9) at the Foursquare Church, 1400 Riviera Avenue, Venice 90291. A graveside service will be held at 1 pm at Live Oak Cemetery, 200 E. Duarte Road, Monrovia.

Flowers and condolences can be sent to the Venice Foursquare Church.

Comments (11)

  1. kim thomas

    To Regina, His most loving and devoted wife and partner, You and Steve were the LA Dream Team for Homeless People. Will there ever be a couple more committed, day after day, to helping the most down-and-out among us? My heart goes out to you and his entire family. To me you both are saints. With love and tremendous gratitude.

  2. Jody Elred

    So sorry to hear about Rev. Steven Weller. What a treasure– and literal lifesaver– he and Regina have been to untold numbers of people.

    Everyone complains, some give money, but this man gave his life for the poor and disenfranchised, society’s “untouchables” he and his wife were always ready to embrace. We know he certainly heard, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant!”, when he arrived on heaven’s shore.

    May God comfort his wife and family, and may the seeds he planted in so many flourish and grow, an ongoing legacy to a selfless life well-lived.

    May we all strive to follow in his footsteps.

  3. Stan Becker

    Both his daughter, and grand-son with that wonderful song, showed so much courage and grace. This the 2nd time I’ve heard Regina there; and again found her enormously gracious, and really gifted. I could not even talk an Officer out of not giving me his seat, as I came in just at the opening prayer; It was totally packed. I didn’t know all the stories; I only knew my own experiences w him which showed him heroic actually. I mean the guy’s getting infused chemotherapy at the same time in the hospital; right, and not telling me; return-calling his messages and willing to key in personally, Day after day as it turned out. Reliable. Personal. Not secret. Just a long story for here. He had grip sorta; you could see his direct trail and it was true, Pacific Division, and there were very many showing respect; those working directly with him, talked of his influence,and were grieving, as was his family in from out of town. I was surprised it was completely packed front to back, every pew and set-up chairs, with South & North wall standees; some sat on the floor in the back. Steve’s influence and presence is not gone in this town. It is not.

  4. Charles Rosin

    A truly inspirational person. An amazing life lead. A tireless advocate for ending homelessness.Feel blessed to have met Steve, to have have heard him speak; the love and admiration on his face whenever he was on the sidelines watching Regina speak her mind/address the assembled. Condolences to Regina and the entire Venice Foursquare Congregation.

  5. Pat Bennie

    I just heard, my sincere prayers for you Regina. May Gods’ grace, comfort and abundant peace be yours in these days ahead.

  6. Rick Garvey

    I’m so sad to hear the news…

    I’ll never forget all of the good work Pastor Weller did for our neighborhood he was a sweet soul.

    My deepest sympathies to Regina and the whole 4 Square family, he will be greatly missed.

  7. Chuy Orozco

    I’m heartbroken. My condolences go out to Regina and the countless people Rev. Weller has helped over the years.

  8. Stan Becker

    Heartbreaking. A real personal hero to me. He called me twice from the hospital, and then again another day to provide loving companionship and prayer in the midst of really critical abuses and dangers provided by those claiming to provide, and NOT providing, what Steve (and Regina) have for pennies on the dollar, and less than that. I haven’t even had time to react, except for a flushing rush of deep grief and loss. Regina I am so sorry. This guy was ace; he put it right out there with all his heart. I’ll be there at the Service; devastating. He listened, ALREADY KNEW, and cared. Rest in sweeest Peace.

  9. Im so sorry to hear that. My condolences to Regina Weller and Family.

  10. Nick Z

    Wow, this is really sad. Reverend Weller did a lot of selfless good works in the Venice community.

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