Frequently Asked Questions

Explain how the Church of God Funeral Plan works?We have partnered with several locally owned, regional funeral homes to provide a complete funeral with no upselling. They are evangelical funeral directors, and have been vetted by our fellowship.

Tell us about Wimauma Memorial Gardens?The Church of God owns Wimauma Memorial Gardens Cemetery. It is located at our convention center campus. It has been renovated and landscaped and is something we are very proud of. And the pricing will save our members roughly 40% over other, “top of the mind” cemeteries.

What is the cost for the complete funeral plan and cemetery for my spouse and me? Can I prepay this?The cost of the funeral plan is $5,945 per person and the cemetery property, vault and double marker is $6,100 per couple. It makes sense to prepay. You receive a lifetime guarantee that this is all you will ever pay. All funds are placed, according to Florida law, in either a trust or insurance account. The interest that is earned offsets price increases resulting from inflation.

Do Social Security and Veterans’ benefits apply to the bill?Yes. Social Security pays a lump sum death benefit of $255 to the first person who dies in the marital partnership. Veterans receiving a monthly disability pension receive from $300 to $2,000 based on the degree of disability. Our performing funeral home files these benefits for you.

What about newspaper notices, death certificates, etc?Our partner funeral homes will assist your family in arranging local & out of state newspaper notices, obtaining certified copies of the death certificate s and assisting with insurance, veterans and social security claims. 

What happens if the death occurs while out of the state?Our funeral home partners will assist your survivors in making all of the arrangements in the state or country in which you die. 

My husband is a veteran. We thought we would use his burial benefits.Yes. Qualified veterans and their spouse have completely free use of any national cemetery in the country. Two graves, 2 burial vaults, a double marker. It’s all included.