At the age of 79, my most influential pastor, John A. Cherry, passed during a routine medical procedure, this month. On yesterday, I joined together with thousands in Suitland, Maryland to attend his funeral. What a joy!
You see, Pastor Cherry was the absolutely best pastor for me during the 1990’s and early 2000’s. His style of teaching God’s Word was very clear, concise, crisp, simple, understandable and easy to digest. He complemented his teaching through his Godly lifestyle. I grew tremendously as a man, husband, father, leader in the workplace at the mid-level and senior-level, leader in the church, including Senior Pastor, an author and a neighbor. I am truly grateful.
I celebrate the life of this man and the church that was built in 1981 with 24 members until 2006 (25 years later) to over 24,000 members. I was member #8313 after joining the church on May 2, 1993.
In many ways, my life mirrors his – thank you Pastor Cherry. I celebrate you!