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Samuel Caywood

May 07, 1966 - November 23, 2020

Memorial Service - Saturday officiated by Rev. Ron Lichtle.

November 28, 2020
- 2:00 PM

Northview Church, Fargo

2nd Memorial Service - Saturday officiated by Rev. Orlin McClain.

December 05, 2020
- 1:00 PM

Apostolic Temple, Pasadena, Texas


Boulger Funeral Home

Samuel Caywood

May 07, 1966 - November 23, 2020


Celebration of Life
Samuel “Kelly” Caywood

Samuel Douglas Caywood, better known as Kelly Caywood, aged 54 and resident of Perley, MN, received his Heavenly reward on November 23, 2020, in Fargo, ND.

He was born May 7, 1966, in Baytown, TX. His parents were Vernon and Virginia Downing. He was married to the love of his life, Barbara Caywood, on July 13, 2002.

Kelly’s life was an example of hope in a desolate lifestyle. He started down a road of drug addiction and prison sentences at the age of 12. At 33, when facing a life sentence, Kelly turned to God and it forever changed the course of his life. After his last prison sentence, he began attending church, married, and ran a successful construction company. In 2009, he answered the call of God on his life and began evangelizing full time, traveling across the country to spread the Gospel of Jesus and share the message of hope everywhere he went. He then pastored in Alliance, OH, from 2013 to 2014, before moving to Moorhead, MN, to assume the pastorate of LifePoint Sanctuary where he remained until death. He was an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International.

Those who know Kelly, know that he loved God, loved his wife, and loved people with a passion. He had a big personality, and you always knew he was in the room with his boisterous voice and constant joking. His favorite saying was, ‘If nothing changes, nothing changes.’ He believed in people, and was for the underdog. His legacy lives on in the numerous lives that he touched.

Kelly is survived by his wife, Barbara Caywood; mother, Virginia Downing; sisters, Crystal Davis (Guy Davis), Tessy Brooker (Damion Brooker), and Victoria Souza; brother, David Downing; cousins, Jimmy Rice, Greg Rice, Robby Bounds, Regina Green, Michael Trousdale, Charlotte Skillings, Michelle Campbell, Steven Saunders, and Kimberly Tompkins. He was proceeded in death by father, Vernon Downing; biological mother, Barbara Souza; grandfather, OB Laird; and grandmother, Oma Lee Williams.

Memorial services will be:
November 28, 2020, 2PM, at Northview Church, Fargo, ND, officiated by Rev. Ron Lichtle.

December 5, 2020, 1PM, at Apostolic Temple, Pasadena, TX, officiated by Rev. Orlin McClain.


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11 responses to “Samuel Caywood”

  1. Jovita Robledo says:

    Bro Caywood was one of the most loving men of God I have ever met. Genuine concern and love for people. Even people who have left God have not forgotten him nor the effect he had in them. He was a true example of the love of Christ! He will be missed. Jovita Robledo, me ever if Truth Tabernacle in Hood River, Oregon.

  2. Sharon Day says:

    A true testimony of how powerful our God really is. How could anyone not believe in the power after knowing Rev Caywood. He has surely arrived to his heavenly reward. Will miss him greatly.

  3. Darlene Rittenbach says:

    We thoroughly loved Pastor Caywood. We now live in Mn., but for years in ND. My husband knew him through prison ministry & both knew him and his wife, Barbara through the Moorhead church. Anyone that knew him knew he loved Jesus & without a doubt wanted everyone to know Jesus. Woody & Darlene Rittenbach

  4. Rebekah Thompson says:

    I remember when he came to Word of Life in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and ministered. His words touched me he will be missed. Sis. Barbara, you are in my prayers and so is your family. I pray peace, comfort and healing for your family. God bless.

  5. Denise Caruthers says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Bro. Kelly was loved by all. I pray God’s peace and comfort daily to you and the family and church.

  6. Kelly B Pauling and Janet B Pauling says:

    will love you all for that where blessed to have known him on this short time on this earth . we will deeply miss him here till we be together again . the Palings (pickled beets and sauerkraut )

  7. Amber andrews says:

    He helped me and my husband out one time when we had now where to go, he helped us get a hotel room until we got a place. I will never forget that. Thank u, u were a true friend and a great man.

  8. Alice (Shane) Boyd says:

    So sorry for your loss. You and Bro. Haywood came into my life at Waukesha, Wi. I love you both. You both blessed me more than you will ever know. I lost Bro. Boyd on Sept. 29th this year . My love and prayers are with you.

  9. Dianne McCarty says:

    I have the fondest of memories of Kelly from our youth. I always believed that he was destined to accomplish great things…he took a less than traditional path; but that journey is what created the man that has touched so many. He dearly loved God and he shared his story to bring other souls to Christ. You will be missed…love Dianne and Gloria.

  10. Linda Rice says:

    We will miss you, Kelly, you have through God’s grace accomplished so much in your short life. So proud of the man you became. I just know you & uncle James are having a great time in heaven. Much love, aunt Linda.

  11. Tom and Fran Salpietro says:

    Sis Caywood, What a heartbreak to hear about Bro. Kelly, your sweet love! He’s at home in the arms of His Heavenly Father whom he surrendered his life to many years ago. Our hearts ache with you at this most difficult time in your life! The same God that’s holding him is holding you. What a Comforter He is!!!
    Bro Kelly’s name is mentioned often in our ministering at CCNO and we often think of when you and Kelly came and ministered with us. Fondly
    remembering our fellowship. Much love and prayers…. ~the Salpietro’s

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