TWD Johnson funeral – Oct 27, 2010

November 8, 2010

Thomas W. D. Johnson – eulogy

Eulogy for Thomas W. D. Johnson by his eldest son, Donald C. S. Johnson.

This Poor Man Cried (Ps 34.6)

The funeral sermon for Thomas W. D. Johnson, preached by his son, Paul Thomas Johnson.

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Service held at the Drayton Valley Church of God, Drayton Valley, Alberta.

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For a written form of Pastor Don’s eulogy for his father, see this tribute:

Poor Boy Off the Farm

poor boy off the farm

October 23, 2010

My Tribute to My Dad

A few years ago, my dad began writing his memoirs. His title was “Poor Boy off the Farm”. It reflects the reality of his life story and something of his insecurities as he battled honorably through life. He was far from ‘poor’ in my mind, though he began life in humble circumstances.

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3.12.09 Lois Herring Funeral

March 12, 2009

When Dying is Gain (Phil 1.21) Paul Johnson

Lois Herring is the wife of long-time missionary pastor Dennis Herring. Her husband is the pastor of Chase River Baptist Church in Nanaimo, BC. She has been his ‘right arm’ for over fifty years. We had the privilege of gathering today in our church to support our brother and to honour Lois’ life.

The meeting was a gathering of many churches from all over Western Canada. Visitors came from such places as Calgary, Alberta and Prince George, BC. One of our deacons was thrilled with how the crowd “made our rafters ring”. The service was a real blessing to all, and especially to bro. Herring.

The participants included our pastor with the eulogy, Pastor Gordon Conner of Greater Vancouver Baptist Church as our song leader, bro. Wayne Pelland and Pastor Jason Buechert with special music, Pastor Bill Carter of Capital City Baptist Church reading the Scripture and leading in prayer, Jon Konnerup, Mission Director of BBFI Missions with a testimony, and Pastor Paul Johnson of Grace Baptist Church of the Comox Valley with the sermon.

The message was a powerful exposition of Phil 1.21 that showed us just what it means to have a death that is truly gain. The death that is truly gain comes from the life that is lived completely sold out for Jesus Christ.

Click here for link to sermon.

[Please note: this recording is of the entire service, including our congregational singing.]

UPDATE: We have added just the sermon for those who might like to listen to it without all the rest of the service.

Click here for link to sermon.