The Reverend Clifton Gatewood, Jr.

The Reverend Clifton Gatewood, Jr.


Let us remember the life and ministry of Rev. Clifton Gatewood, Jr., who joined the Church Triumphant on Saturday, December 2, 2017. He served God and the people of The United Methodist Church for 40 years prior to his retirement. Even in his retirement he was always present until his health began to deteriorate. 

A celebration of life service will be held at Salem United Methodist Church, 2190 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, New York, NY 10027 on Wednesday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m., with viewing from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Rev. Marvin Moss will officiate. A repast will take place in Cullen Hall after the service. 

Clergy should gather at 6:30 p.m. in Cullen Hall (the social hall on the lower level of the church). Clergy are asked to wear white robes and purple stoles.

Parking is limited directly around Salem, but there are multiple parking garages within walking distance including Uptown Parking at 124th Street and 7th Avenue and Impark on 126th Street between Lenox and 7th Avenue.