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Frank Pastore is in Heaven

December 17th, 2012 Posted in Pastor's corner

I am so deeply sorry to report that my friend Frank Pastore has died. I know that Frank is in heaven right now. He was a faithful follower and servant of Jesus Christ. I am confident Frank was welcomed into God’s presence with the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant . . . Enter into the joy of your Lord!”

Christians, in a sense, never really die. We just leave one shore to go to another. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.”

It’s heaven’s gain, but it is surely our loss. Frank Pastore was a man of God that used his platform, both as a former major league pitcher and a radio personality, to point people to Jesus Christ.

His broadcast, The Frank Pastore Show, was the number-one talk show in Christian radio, and that was due to the unique gifts God gave to Frank.

Frank loved the gospel. On many occasions, when I had the privilege to be a guest on Frank’s show, he would ask me to present the gospel and invite people to Christ. I always appreciated that.

For many years, we had Frank open in prayer for our Harvest Crusades and he was and is loved by thousands. The sadness we feel right now is not for Frank, for he is with Jesus, where there is “fullness of joy” and “pleasures forevermore.” The sadness we have is for his wife, Gina, and his two children and all of us who will deeply miss him.

After our son Christopher went to be with the Lord, over four years ago, I had many conversations with Frank, both on and off the air, about heaven. Frank believed in heaven with all of his heart and pointed many people there, and now he is in that wonderful place promised to all who trust in Christ.

Let’s all be in prayer for the Pastore family in these very difficult days ahead.

I will miss Frank, but I know I will see him again.

13 Responses to “Frank Pastore is in Heaven”

  1. angela says:

    KKLA will never be the same for me. I enjoyed Frank Pastore so much even though I did not always agree with him. He was the “voice” on the ride home from work with me everyday. I was hoping he would recover and be able to return to broadcasting but now Frank is with our Lord. The pastore family is in my thoughts and prayers

  2. Fernando says:

    I heard this on the fish station today. I remember hearing Frank Pastore on the radio the first time and thinking is this the same guy who I watched as a teenager pitch for the Cincinnati Reds? I pray the LORD comforts his family and fills them with his peace. Praise GOD for all the blessings he gave us thru Mr Pastore!

  3. Yvonne says:

    Mr. Laurie, I thank you for the tribute for your friend Mr. Pastore. I would listen to him on the way home. But then I heard the sad news. I beleived he would survive. I take the 210 everyday and everyday I think of Mr. Pastore. He used to drive me crazy and I would be mad. But Now I wish I could hear that laugh and his bold way of talking. He will be missed. I pray for his family. Thanks Franks for all your great talks on the radio.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Hi Pastor Greg,

    I have possibly only listened to the show 1/2x. However, as I prayed for Gina and the children my heart goes out to her. I am reminded of the scripture in 1 cor. 1 that speaks of comforting others with the comfort we have been comforted with. While I trust people will support the family at this time I am desperately praying that God would be her comfort. (and I know He will)

  5. amy dammann says:

    Thank you Heavenly Father for gathering Frank into Your presence and all the love and peace You will pour out on his wife children, all his family and friends. You are working Mightily during these last days and we trust that You will do the same with the tragic loss of Franks earthly life.Thank You Jesus

  6. Diana Gonzales says:

    I was so saddened to hear the news of Frank Pastore’s death. He was my “buddy” on the drive home from work every day. I learned so much from Frank and his guests. I learned more about God, he had a way of sharing about his love of Christ and laid everything out so that everyone could understand. I learned so much about politics from him as well. I was moved to weeping yesterday when I found out. I never met Frank or Gina but I feel as if I have known them forever. He was an awesome man and I will miss him very much. I will continue to pray for Gina, his children and grandchild. I know that our Heavenly Father will wrap them all in his tender arms of comfort. Goodbye Frank, I know I will meet you one day!!

  7. Victoria says:

    There are two people who changed my spiritual life forever Billy Graham who reached through the TV when I was young and asked me to pray and accept Christ as my savior and I did. Then there was the Christian Talk Radio John Wayne who was Frank Pastore. I loved to listen to him and he taught me so many things. The best think he taught me was how not to be a fire breathing dragon toward people about Christ but how to draw them in so they could hear the message of Christ and accept him as their Savior. He will be missed greatly, my prayers go out to his family but I know he is in the presence of Jesus and God as great things planned!

  8. Scott says:

    Dear Pastor Greg,

    My heart aches for Frank’s family and all those dear to him. All those that are trusting in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will see him again one day but for now the fellowship is broken and that is what we grieve.

  9. christy says:

    Dear Pastor Greg,

    Wow i really can’t believed it when i was listening over the radio yesterday as i turned it on on my way home. Frank is my companion going home everyday. Since i’ve learned about his accident, i always checked the website his status ang even our church were praying for him. Iwas sad to hear the news.As me and my husband were saying today, we really don’t know each day of our lives. Our sincere prayers goes to his wife and children. We will surely missed Frank!

  10. Michelle says:

    I’m deeply saddened to hear of this news. I listened to Frank’s show on my way home from work. God had blessed him with a talent that brought people to the Lord. Pastor Greg may God comfort you and his family in knowing that you will see him again and may he wrap his never ending love around you all. Frank lived for the Lord and is now being rewarded.

  11. Cory says:

    Dear Greg,

    I am very sad to hear that your Good Friend has left us but rejoice that he is now with His King. I will truly miss listening to Mr.Pastore on the radio as I did daily driving either to or from work during his show. My Prayers of comfort go out to his family at this time as well.

  12. Dan's Mama says:

    I am so sorry to hear this news. I pray for comfort for his family. They will miss him so much. We can say with assurance that we know where he is and he is totally healed.
    Thank you for your words to remind us that someday we will all be together with our loved ones.
    These are not empty words. I lost my precious son 20 year old Daniel the same day as your Christopher went to heaven – 7/24/08. He was in a motorcycle accident also. What a reunion we will have! Merry Chrsitmas to you and your family.

  13. mary quesada says:

    PastorLaurie

    We are sad for lost of your good friend. We pray that you all that were close to him find comfort knowing that we love you praying to lift you up.

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