3ABN Board Member Pam Rhodes Passes Away

Pam Rhodes

Pam Rhodes loved 3ABN and dedicated her life to serving her God and sharing the gospel through her musical talents. Pam was an inspiration to all who knew her, and will be greatly missed.

Our hearts are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and 3ABN board member, Pamela Ann Chanslor Rhodes. Pam passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 with Jimmy, her loving husband of 41 years, and her family by her side.

Born in Lubbock, Texas on May 30, 1950, to Blake and June Chanslor, she began using her natural and God-given singing talent in church at the tender age of five.

Following high school, she attended and graduated from Loma Linda University in California, where she continued singing and traveling with the Chamberlain Singers. She completed her master’s degree in education in 1988 and spent several years teaching first and second grades.

Pam met the love of her life at a camp meeting service, and later married Jimmy Rhodes in Palm Springs, California, on June 10, 1973.

A very gifted and well-known vocalist, Pam recorded six albums and two DVDs, winning both a Telly and an Angel Award for her music.

Most recently she completed Windows of Faith, a compilation of uplifting stories from her childhood, teaching career, marriage to her musically talented husband, and life lessons from her own children.

Pam is survived by her husband Jimmy Rhodes; her children, Deborah, Jimmy, and Rondi; two brothers; and five grandchildren.

“Pam will be sorely missed by all of us who had come to love and appreciate her,” says 3ABN founder, Danny Shelton. “Her dedication and commitment to God was an inspiration as she tirelessly gave of herself to minister to others.  She could always make me laugh and I never left her presence that I didn’t feel better. Please continue to pray for Jimmy and his family in their time of grief,” he adds.

“Pam Rhodes was not only a very talented singer she was also a very dedicated woman of faith,” says 3ABN president, Jim Gilley. “She served on 3ABN’s board and was chairman of the Kenneth Cox Ministries board, as well. One of the most, loving, caring and generous persons I have ever known, Pam has left a great legacy for her children and grandchildren. She was truly one of those larger than life personalities that you rarely meet in your lifetime. We all will miss her.”


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20 Responses to “3ABN Board Member Pam Rhodes Passes Away”

  1. Sonia Stovall

    I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Pam Rhodes. I didn't know who she was until I started watching Ken Cox Ministries. I thought it was wonderful how she sang while accompanied by her husband. She always looked so happy and cheerful. She was truly a child of God, and one day I hope to meet her in the heavenly kingdom to tell her how much I enjoyed hearing her sing. I will pray for God to give strength to her family during this difficult time.

  2. Diana Iversen

    I fondly remember Pam Chanslor Rhodes, for when we were young girls, we both attended the City Church in Albuquerque, NM. I fondly remember her kindness and beauty, both inside and out; the dark eyebrows and lashes with contrasting blond hair. Though we travelled in different circles, she was a person who could easily draw you in. She had the type of personality that just attracted you to her.

    I fondly remember all the times she sang in church. I would sit in the pew and be mesmerized, as it were, by the richness of her voice; so young and yet, so gifted. Later, when I was a member of the Eagle Rock church of Eagle Rock, CA, I was surprised to see her and Jimmy walk in to provide special music. She hadn't changed. She was still beautiful and her voice was even more so than I remembered.

    I am saddened to hear of her passing but know that she is resting in the Lord waiting for the richness of His voice to call her forth from her dusty bed. I'm sure, more than certain, that in heaven, she will, once again, use that treasure of voice to honor and glorify her Maker.

    For yet a little while, rest in peace, Pam. My most heartfelt condolences for the family.

  3. LaVerne Devnich

    What a beautiful tribute to Pam. I just had to listen to it again because all the songs shared on there were some of my favorite songs that she did. Pam was such an inspiration in her ministry with Jimmy.

    My heart goes out to Jimmy as he moves forward in the strength of the Lord without his sweetheart. I know the pain of losing my Sweetheart of 39 years and even tho' this September will be 10 years, I can't say that I miss him any less.

    My prayers are with Jimmy and the rest of the family.

  4. Daphne Brown

    Such a wonderful lady, I admire the love between she and her husband. I am in shock to learn of her death. I know that she is waiting on the first resurrection. May God give her husband and the rest of her family comfort in this difficult time.

  5. beverly

    one sweet day when the dead in christ shall rise first. Soon and very soon Jesus is coming, she is sleeping till that beautifull morning, not long. Thank you Jesus, we love you.

  6. John and Donna Harris

    Pam and Jimmy have been dear friends of ours for years, and we will miss her beautiful smile and glorious voice. Our hearts go out to her loving husband, Jimmy and we pray for his comfort in this terrible time of loss. We look forward to seeing Pam again in the New Earth, when Jesus returns to take us all home! The world was better for the life of Pam and we (those of us still living) are lessened by her passing. God Bless us all, and hurry back, Dear Jesus!

  7. Linda

    Pam was a lovely lady; her sleep will not be long. We will hear that beautiful voice again.

    • Gerri Krook

      AMEN, Sonia Stovall's of: 06-19-14. I only know her by hearing her sing on 3ABN when Evangelist Kenneth Cox was the speaker. I will miss her sweet demeanor, and Christian Witness. We will meet in person someday soon at Christ's 2nd Advent. I pray for her family, that they may find comfort in Christ at this time of bereavement.

  8. Bill Farley

    Pam was a wonderful Christian all of her life. I had not seen her in person in a long time but, it broke my heart when I heard of her passing. Jimmy and children, Ron and Carol, please know you are in my prayers.


  9. AL

    To the family, my deepest sympathies. May God strengthen you in this time of loss.

  10. Monica

    I pray that God will give the family the strength needed at this time and keep them faithful that they may be with her in paradise with him when he comes. God bless.

  11. Debra

    TO Mr Rhodes, I was so saddened to hear of Pam's passing. I truly enjoyed your music, Pam was always impeccably, and tastefully dressed. She had a distinctive and beautiful voice. I will truly miss her. I pray that the Lord will be with your family during this time of bereavement. May he comfort and keep you,may his outstretched arms surround you, giving you the strength to endure at this difficult time. Remember 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout! with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of GOD, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,to meet the Lord in the air: So shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. you will see her again. When Jesus returns. i hope these words bring you comfort, and strengthens your faith.

  12. Lelia Nelson

    I am a Seventh-day Adventist from the beautiful island of St. Lucia. I have been loving the voice of this beautiful sister. I am so sad that she has died, but God knows best. She is resting in the Lord, awaiting the great resurrection. My prayer is that God continue to bless and keep her family and the Ministry of 3ABN.

  13. Irene Benton

    Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed and appreciated Pam's music. In the 1970's we were in North Dakota where a good friend with cancer was dying and planning his funeral. He said he wanted the songs from Pam's tapes played because you couldn't feel sad when you heard her music, and he wanted his funeral to be upbeat. We have her book and have been blessed by it. We didn't really know her but will miss her and you have our prayers. We are looking forward to the day when we can tell her face to face how she impacted our family. God bless your family!

  14. Gary Parks

    I am greatly sadden by Pam Rhode's passing. We really enjoyed her singing, but you NEVER mentioned what caused her death, so we have to guess it was due to natural causes. Both my mother & my aunt mentioned to me on the phone the last time we saw her on 3ABN, we could tell that she didn't look well and I know she remained faithful until the end. I do keep her husband Jimmy uplifted in our prayers. She will be missed.

  15. Austin Nwankpa

    Sorry to hear about the passing of this lovely sister. May the Almighty God comfort the family she left behind, in Jesus Name, Amen.

    Austin N.
    Bronx, NY.

  16. Phil and Joy Elliott

    Dear Mr Rhodes and family
    Phil and I were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of your dear wife Pam. Phil is not able to get to our church in Bournemouth, England, any longer as his health is not good, but we often watch Family Reunion programmes, and have always enjoyed listening to Pam. She had a wonderful God-given talent and we, along with many thousands of others, will miss hearing her and seeing her smiling face.
    We pray that God will be with you all and bless you during this time of bereavement, and we know that one day we will all meet again, when there will be no more death or sorrow.
    With love and prayers,
    Phil and Joy Elliott

  17. Mary Addei

    I am still in shock. Seeing that beautiful face gone and the angelic voice never to be heard no more till Jesus comes? I pray that the family and the ministry will take consolation in the Bible promises that we`ll see our loved ones someday and there will be no more dying and tears. May God bless you all and give you the strength to bear the loss.
    Praying for everyone with love, your sister in Christ.

  18. Nilda Gomez

    Pam was a beautiful lady and a wonderful singer. Her voice was really a talent given by God. I only met her singing for our Lord on 3ABN. Always accompanied by her husband. They were a wonderful duo. May her husband feel Jesus' arms comforting him and wiping his tears. It will be only a little time when they will see each other and sing again. This time with all the angels of Heaven!

  19. Erma Downes

    To the entire Family,
    Sorry about the loss of a sweet and pleasant Lady, we have never met but I loved her voice on 3ABN,I loved singing along with her. May she rest in peace and rise in the Lord Jesus.