Edgar C. Baillie, 92, of Elgin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Edgar was born in Staten Island, New York, on August 11, 1923 to his parents Milton and Grace Baillie. Edgar served 8 years in the Army Air Force, followed by a number of years as a police officer in Colton California. In his 50’s, Edgar became a minister of the gospel. He worked for Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship for several years, ministering throughout the United States. He then formed Edgar Baillie Ministries; continuing to work in the U.S.A. as well as Africa, China, Central America, and the Philippines. Edgar’s passion for orphans led him to many underprivileged areas and nations, bringing food and supplies.
He leaves his wife of 20 years, Holly Baillie; his son Terry and wife Cheryl Baillie of Bonita Beach, Florida; his daughter Cathy and husband Ken Johnson of Surprise, Arizona; his daughter PJ Baillie of Cottonwood, Arizona; his son Bill and wife Joy Baillie of San Diego, California, and his daughter-in-law Liz Baillie of Crystal Lake, Illinois, along with many grand-children and great-grand-children.
Edgar was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved first wife Charlotte, and his eldest son Bruce Baillie.
A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, August 27th at 1:00 pm at:
New Covenant Fellowship Church
865 Parkway Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120
Reverend Jim Goll once called Edgar an apostle of love and faith; those two things, we truly learned from him.
Memorial gifts may be made to Edgar Baillie Ministries, 33 W. Higgins Rd, Suite 2010, South Barrington, IL 60010 or online at Edgar’s website: www.CityWideRevival.com
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When Lazarus died, Jesus told Martha: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in
me, even though he dies will come to life.”
Deepest condolences to the Baillie family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I met Edgar at a Spirit-filled meeting at the Methodist Campground in Des Plaines, IL. The presence of the Lord was incredibly weighty that day and when Edgar and I passed each other in the aisle the Spirit of the Lord hit us both nearly knocking us off our feet. I was impacted later through Edgar’s testimony but that very first meeting with him was a special God moment I will cherish. It was a pleasure and an honor to have known him.
Edgar Baillie is one of the last of the great ones. The miracles I saw with his ministry still astound me. He was such a humble man but so, so bold. His faith was unmatched by anybody I know on this earth. His commitment to Jesus was absolute. I lost a friend, a mentor, a father to me and one of the greatest men this earth has ever had on it. I think of Edgar and Hebrews 11. He was one of those.
I’m so glad to know he was a believer in Jesus. This means he’s not gone but has only gone on a trip and I will meet him there at the greatest vacation spot ever made. A place so special it was prepared by God Himself. I know he will greet me there like he did on this earth. With a laugh, a smile and a hug. I’m going to miss that man.
God Bless You Holly,
Joseph (aka Brother Dan) Garabedian
Brother Edgar was one of the greatest men, mentors, and Godly brothers I’ve ever had in my life. He was a friend, a father figure, someone I looked up to, and deeply honored as both a brother in the Lord but also a man of God. It wasn’t just his track record or his miracles, which I can still recall with detail and still tell others about. No, it was his boldness, his love, his simplicity, his childlike faith, and those lion eyes…. Ah, brother Edgar – it was only yesterday that we were standing with you on the outskirts of Nairobi, my hand on your shoulder, as the church there honored you as an “omogambi”, an honorable title for the Kenyan tribes in 2008… I still can’t believe he actually reached out his hand to evangelize the police officer at the stop sign while we were driving around on that trip… What an honor… What a privilege to be put under this man of God for those years…
Brother Edgar, I thought about you so many times in these past years… I wish I had been able to see you one last time after I left the Midwest back in 2011. But, I know we will meet again… Yes, we will have our breath taken away by the sight of Jesus and we will enjoy Him… But boy am I glad I know you and had you as a gift in my life…
Brother, I love you, and I’ll see you in heaven…
to Sister Holly, All my love to you, as you celebrate, reminisce, and yet go through the stuff that happens when this kind of transition happens to the ones closest to us. I’ll be praying… and see you soon, sometime…
“May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.” 2 Corinthians 13:14
God called him Edgar!
On July 12, 2016 early morning I had a visitation. I saw an angle which I am use to seeing so I was interested in why he was there. Then I saw a distinguished man standing next to him. His hair was white and his beard was white with every hair in perfect order as though each hair was the same length and perfectly groomed. So perfect that it really stood out to me. His clothing was a bright white shirt and a navy blue blazer with big gold buttons. When I asked him his name he flashed the buttons on his sleeve and I said to myself he is a captain.
That day I received an email and found out that our beloved Edgar went to be with Jesus. Then I knew it was Edgar that visited me. For some reason the Lord allows me to see the people in my life that are significant when they are crossing over. Thanks be to God.
I began to interpret my visitation and am so honored that Edgar would visit me and humbled while being thankful God would allow me to be with him in the spirit.
I Call Edgar Captain Son of God
Captain = the positive courageous, enterprising leader side of oneself, how we relate or submit to dominate authority figures
Reflects one’s positive daring responsibility, in touch with the wider issues in one’s life and makes comprehensive decisions: Captain is a Man’s rise in status / Bible dictionary captain means head of fifty to one thousand / head of a troop.
I believe Captain Edgar touched many lives and now he is with many of those lives in heaven rooting us on.
Edgar was a young man with white hair and a white beard.
Edgar reflected as being glorified, ageless, triumphant and the eternal offspring of God the Creator. His white hair was symbolic of victory, righteousness, and the triumph of truth. It also bespeaks holiness and success.
White Hair on the face representing meekness and might.
Beard = wisdom, authority and maturity, masculine strength and anointing.
Navy Blue Suit Coat with Gold Buttons
Navy Blue is a color that signifies military authority, might, and assignments. Coat is a type of covering. It is meant to protect, secure and conceal. I believe Captain Edgar is not missing a step and continuing in the perfect will of the Father.
Gold is an element that symbolizes the refinement of the spirit: royalty and transcendence. Gold is representative of the spirit, opulent wealth and spiritual power.
Captain Edgar thank you for sharing with us the Father, Son and Holy Spirit by the spirit and in truth!
Love you always!
God be with you Holly! I always enjoyed stopping by to visit. I thank you for your hospitality in those days. Edgar is busy arranging our upcoming visitations and His presence will shortly be increased upon us.
Sweet Jesus was Edgar’s reply so often. I can hear him saying it right now. Always full of joy and childlike faith.
He LIVED in a realm of faith that few others even visit. I am so privileged to have known him and that my children grew up experiencing that kind of prayer and faith as a result of our friendship with Edgar . Edgar was constantly thanking God and telling of the great things God was doing.
The following verses remind me of his lifestyle. Psalm 34: 1,2,3 ( Amplified Version) I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.
Thank you Holly for your loving care for him and your powerful ministry alongside him .
Love and prayers, Rose W
My earliest memories of Edgar are ones he would remind me of, late nights at a restaurant or a house where he would talk about Jesus for HOURS on end with people. He would tell of one such night when I was just a little girl and I said something like “finally” when the group of people finally decided to call it a night.
I probably knew Edgar the majority of my life from maybe 3 years old and I am 29 now. I don’t think he changed at all during that time. He always had white hair and seemed to be heading full speed toward Jesus all the time. Even though he wasn’t biologically related to me, at some point I chose him as my replacement grandpa. My grandfathers had both passed by the time I was 12 and he fit the bill, he was kind, funny, OLD, and he let me sit on his lap while he told stories. I remember a time when I was in high school and sat on his lap, someone maybe had made a comment about a young girl on a ministers lap and Edgar said plainly about how he had known me from a baby and there was no difference from then to now. I so desperately needed someone like that at that time to fill a role where there was a void. The Holy Spirit in Edgar new it and must have said to him – “Get that Violet girl, sit her down on your lap and love on her for me a bit”
Edgar’s faith inspired those around him and I can honestly say he is in my earliest memories experiencing those with a full gospel faith. How could I doubt the fullness of God when someone I knew and trusted so well was walking it out so plainly? I knew that anything less would be a counterfeit or just not living for Jesus fully. He was such a blessing in my life. It is sad for us to see him leave the earth, but I am so glad for him that he gets to be with his red rose, his sweet Jesus. I pray that what he walked in gets multiplied to a thousand generations here because we need it for the last days. I expect to get part of that 🙂
Our deepest condolences to the family on the passing of God’s servant. As a lay minister of Wheaton Christian Center, my prayer is that God’s love and comfort would be more real than the sadness of missing your loved one during this difficult time.