OBITUARY

John Terry Stewart

Passed away on February 1, 2019
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On February 1, 2019 Pastor John Terry Stewart arrived at his final destination with his heavenly father. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Velma Stewart; sisters, Jean Howard, Dorothy Vandiver and Jacquelyn Brasher; and niece, Elaine Fowler. His legacy lives on through his loving wife, Wanda Cale Stewart, daughters, Tina Stewart (Russ), Tammy Lawrence (Tommy), and Tonya Stewart Graham; grandsons, Brett, Jarrett, Jeremy, Alec and Karrson; brother in law, Billy D. Brasher and loved by numerous nieces and nephews. John Stewart came into this world fighting for his life and was not a person to give up easily until it came to giving in and up to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He wasn’t only a preacher, which was his life, he also worked in the construction field beginning at age 16. He worked with and earned his apprenticeship through his father and his father’s construction company. Ministering was his calling and his life but construction was what he did to provide for his family. For over 40 years he worked at his trade and ministered at the same time. He was called into the ministry in 1971 where he pastored a church and was then called to a mission outreach in Birmingham, AL. He served at the Christian Service Mission where they established the Bethany and Hannah home for abused women and children. During this time he evangelized in over 300 churches and 10 different denominations. He received his ministry studies from Emory University. After serving with the mission, God called him into full time Pastoral Ministry. He served many churches in Alabama. In June 1993, he, along with his family, founded and established a community church in Branchville, Family Christian Fellowship. During this time of ministry he was given the privilege to travel to the Bahama’s, Trinidad and Kampala, Uganda. There he preached crusades and helped establish four Churches, winning many souls for the Kingdom. His life was all about his family and building the Kingdom. We can truly say “This man lived and practiced what he preached”. Although he will be truly missed and our lives will never be the same without him, we say “Rest in Peace and enjoy what the Father has in store”. We love you so much and the legacy goes on. As he always said “One day you’ll hear John Stewart is dead, but don’t believe it. I will have only just begun to live”. Our family wishes to thank all our friends and family for their loving support and outpouring of love during this heartbreaking time. A special thanks to Dr. Benjamin Jones and Alabama Oncology for the wonderful care and extended support for our husband, daddy and grandfather. Thank you to Lakeside Hospice team for all your love and care for Brother Johnny during his battle with cancer. Cristy, Deanna, Amber, Sierra and Chaplain Larry, Thank You. Danny Easterwood, words could never express our love and appreciation for your compassionate care for Brother Johnny and our family. Your words of encouragement and support was above and beyond all expectation. Your connection with him was very special. Lakeside Hospice team was a God send to us. God always supplies the right people at the right time. As we heard Brother Johnny always say “To God Be All The Glory, we love him so much”. Visit us online www.kilgroefuneralhome.com

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John Terry Stewart

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Christy McCombs (C&C Motor Co.)

February 7, 2019

So Sorry To Here Of Mr. Stewart Passing. He was Such A Funny Guy, & Godly Man We Enjoyed Talking With since The 1st Day He stop By Our Lot To Buy The Ranger from us. After That He Would Just Stop By Every Now & Then To say Hi To Us . We Will Miss Those Visits. We Will Keep The Family In Our Prayers .

Beverly Conway

February 4, 2019

I knew John and Wanda thru the Christian Seevice mission, No one can dispute the life John lived to glorify God.. My sympathy to Wanda abd the girls. What a man of God.
Beverly Hoots Conway
Tuscaloosa, al.

Karen Pennington

February 4, 2019

Brother Johnny was pastoring the United Methodist Church in Odenville …many years have passed since then. He baptized my oldest daughter Theresa, who went to be the Lord ten years ago after her battle with cancer. I enjoyed and was blessed every service by his message from the Lord and the songs of praise from him and his girls. I can remember him singing, “Beulah Land, Sweet Beulah Land.”
I thank God for him, his wife Wanda, and his wonderful family and the difference they have made in so many lives by sharing the message of Christ.
He will be missed but I know his story doesn’t end here.
With love in Christ, Karen Pennington

Keith Scott

February 3, 2019

Brother Johnny was assigned to Providence United Methodist for only one year, but we had an instant connection and he became my second dad. Every time we talked on the phone he would say, "You know what?" Then I would start crying because I knew what was next. Then he would say, "I love you, son." Then we were both crying. I could barely get out, "I love you, too". The last time we talked on the phone, I got to ask the question first and the results were the same. See you soon, dad.

Dee Ball

February 3, 2019

I am a member of Webster's Chapel United Methodist Church. Brother Johnny was our pastor for a short time. His presence will have an everlasting impact on me and I will miss him. My thoughts are with his wife Wanda and his family and I pray for comfort. Rest In Peace, Brother Johnny.

Michelle Meek

February 2, 2019

What a great man of God ! He will be missed in every way! Taught me everything I know about Jesus!
Thank you Brother Johnny and family ❤️
Well done thou good and faithful servant,
Enter in.
See you soon ❤️🌈🦋🥰😢

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