This has been a week of soul-searching with the passing of my Dad. Living to be 95, as he did and being in pain for several months, it was not difficult to see him go to be with the Lord. I have pastored churches for many years now, trying to win the lost, comfort the sick and have conducted dozens, maybe hundreds of funerals. But it is an entirely different experience when I am part of the family being comforted. I feel an enormous amount of gratitude for the outpouring of support from family members and Christian brothers. God has called the church to do exactly what happened to my family this week. It is difficult to express the appreciation I feel for the prayers and generosity of many, many people. It is tremendously encouraging and helps me look to the Holy Spirit for strength to do what I can to help others.
Dr. Jack Warren was born in Floydada, Texas, in 1938, the son of a Baptist pastor. His family moved to Fort Worth when his father enrolled in the Seminary in 1949. He was in the first class graduating from L.D. Bell High School, Hurst, Texas, in 1956. He attended Arlington State College (now University of Texas at Arlington), Arlington Baptist College, Bible Baptist Seminary, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and received a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Landmark Baptist Theological Seminary.