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.