2 Corinthians 5:8: We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Jack Weaver, founder of the ExPreacherMan ministry, passed away this afternoon. Jack had recently undergone heart valve replacement surgery, and had been in the hospital for just over a month.
Jack loved the Lord, and had a heart for the gospel. He spent his life preaching, teaching, witnessing, and leading people to understand the free gift of eternal life available through faith in Christ Jesus.
I am thankful for Jack’s life, his friendship, his mentorship, and the example he set in using his life fully for the Lord.
Please see the link below for Jack’s personal testimony:
I will miss Jack terribly, but I look forward to meeting him in heaven one day soon.
I will provide more details as they become available.
Joy – I agree with you both. It is rare for men to not worry about what other men think but stand on God’s truth without wavering. I miss him, thankful for his ministry which continues with the Lord’s guidance and John’s faithfulness. And much prayer from the saints. I re-shared an article he did awhile back, here it is for those who’d like to read.
Joy, I think you have described Jack;s ministry very well. And, like you said, Jack has left a void. He gave all of us a great example to follow in contending for the gospel.
John, I’m sure you’ve experienced this > over the years when I’ve talked with people who have lost loved ones they say time heals and the loss is filled with sweet memories and gratefulness. Personally speaking, however, the more time passes the more I yearn for those who were closest. Jack has left a void. He was such a unique man of God. So genuine and loving yet at the same time unwavering in the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Clearly he understood he answered to no man, only God. He stood among the remnant with God because there are not enough preachers preaching simple faith in God. Jack was an unwavering defender of the faith. We praise God for Jack’s consistency, service and guidance! Gratefulness is such an important attitude in every area of our lives. We can be grateful & thankful I guess.
It seems hard to believe that Jack has been gone for a year now.
I am so thankful for his life and ministry.
Joy, thank you for that comforting passage.
I will forward Holly’s contact information.
Praying for Shirley today and John as well. May I share the passage in Psalm that is so beautiful and hopefully an encouragement to our weary and anxious hearts? I pray Shirley and John will continue to lean on The Lord for peace and strength.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.” (Psalms 46:1-11 KJV)
Thank you Holly. Yes I would be thrilled to participate in an online Bible Study with like-minded ladies if it doesn’t conflict with other responsibilities. I know Jack had my email. John can tell me what to do next. Not sure how this all works . . .
Hi Mary, not sure how your time would fit into our time, but it falls at 3:30 pm eastern time. If it works for you that would be great. Also if not, you know you can go to my site, and search for Seed Sowers, the tapes are in there. In Christ, Holly
I feel so blessed to have arrived at this website and every time I read something Jack has written I always come away feeling like I understand so much more of God’s Word.
I’m sure he’s having the best time upstairs. God is good.
Count me into, I think with Holly we have toyed with skyping or hooking up together, My friend and I would certainly hook up with you women.
Cyndi… such a story behind that poor mixed up guy, so many are blown about by every wind of doctrine and then go out and teach. I pray he will be F.A.T., and interesting, that must have been a little inside joke from the Lord, it was his testimony of his childhood, his name rhymed with fat. But now I’m praying for a good fat for this young puffed up gentleman.
Jack and John I know have been at the end of these types of statements by those behind the scenes who rail at gnash at them with their teeth. It’s what they do. Some would come from my site over here, and vice versa, they make the rounds of any sound place and come and try to sneak in privily…
Your husband is right, it is exactly what Calvinist’s do, they cannot explain God’s ways and thoughts which are above theirs, yet they have an question for every Scripture –not an honest one, it’s a Can-God-make-a-rock-too- heavy-for-Him-to-lift absurdity. Their conclusions of what must be, defines their doctrine. Things like: “If Christ died for all, then why aren’t all saved, thus Christ must not have died for all”. “If we can’t work for our salvation, then faith must also be the gift, because that would be a work to ‘muster up faith'”.
I do an online Bible study Cyndi on Thursdays, it’s a free conference call, if you want the info, I’ll get it to John. Like minded women on there, it’s precious. You are welcome to call in and have a virtual cup of coffee with me any time ❤
Thank You Lord for the life of Jack and for answered prayer for fellowship.
Holly I dare you to tell him he needs to be FAT! TEE HEE. Lose your salvation? This man is confused > I will pray that he will have clarity of mind and a humble spirit to receive the truth, the gospel truth.
A Jesuit Plant! Hilarious. Sadly I understand where he’s coming from > what’s his name over @ Howse’s WVW is heavy into Jesuit warnings and stuff. Chris Pinto, that’s it.
That’s another thing > nowadays everyone is given a label. My husband and I were recently talking with some other Christians and my husband said that we try to put God in a box. God is God. He is infinite and we, well we aren’t. I guess this is getting off topic but perhaps it explains a bit of the label mentality. I just adore you Holly > wish we could have coffee and chat it up.
Also in reference to your Antioch comment I received an email from a friend who, like me, was lamenting the state of the modern church (in context with the church’s submission to government over God). His comment was perhaps it’s time to go back to the home-practice of the Acts 2 church.
Cyndi – honestly I’ve asked myself the same questions. How can they get angry? Because they don’t have answers and they are all confused themselves. That doesn’t come from Him. I had a lordshipper in a group conversation a few days back. He said a few things on his statement of faith on his website that had a few of us questioning his gospel he was presenting, and removed the link. We asked him about salvation, and after some back and forths with several of the admins, he finally angrily admitted he had always been open about ‘losing your salvation’. It was the administrators he was angry with, but long story short, he ended up calling me a liberal feminist who was a Jesuit Plant, because my statement of faith doesn’t have me identifying with Baptist, Calvinist, Armianian, etc. (I say I am a Christian as they first called us at Antioch.)
The guy said he had just come out of Calvinism and now was believing he could lose his salvation? Yet was a ‘Baptist’ pastor he said….I’m always kind of surprised at how angry they get over things, especially if it just happens to be God’s Word, but I guess we should not be surprised.
Lol! Holly > yeah the FAT reference isn’t permission to eat more pie on potluck Sunday!
Yes, when I’ve asked these LSers or Repetance + salvation-ers about the thief on the cross, the ‘today you will be with me in paradise’ thief, they get so angry and begin with the name calling. I praise God for that beautiful example of simple belief, a thief who is dying there on Calvary with his Savior, with no time to ‘persevere’, ‘live a life of repentance’ or sin less, just time enough to recognize Jesus is who He said He was, believe and have faith.
‘But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? . . . And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.’ (Luke 23:40, 42, 43)
How can this make people angry?
Curtis – I love the FAT reference that Cyndi shared, now if I can just remember what it means before someone socks me 🙂
Cyndi – lol, I liken it to the Stepford wives, so I’m not familiar with Star Trek, but I remember that scary movie, and it’s what Calvinism reminds me of, and if you don’t join them, they’ll make you!!
Worse is that they do not tremble at God’s Word, they mock you if you use too much, and will not sit and discuss a passage at a time, examining context carefully, they seem angry if you quote His Word, that’s when I know they don’t tremble at it, or love and treasure it (Is 66:2; Ps 119:140, 162)
Believers can have their minds corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ, that is the goal of Satan, render believers ineffective by giving them a false gospel, preach another Jesus, and then soon, there will be a lot of unsaved, and a lot in bondage… unable to sow good seed.
Oh dear, I see I’m making a ton of comments > sorry, I have an unexpected hour today. Holly you are so correct about the ‘wolves in sheep’s pen’. What is frustrating (and discouraging) is the very leaders who point to others as being false ARE themselves false. They consider themselves the remnant, not us. WE are the remnant > there’s less of us than those who preach ‘the baby with the bathwater’, as you so well stated. The Church is corrupted. So many believers aren’t even aware of their LS or repentance beliefs. It rolls off their tongues as if reciting, I don’t know, John 3:16, the pledge of allegiance. It’s as though they’ve been programmed and assimilated by the false gospel Borg. (Sorry for the Trekkie reference).
‘Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field . . . ‘ Genesis 3:1
Thank you Shirley for your message. The depth of your (and Jack’s) blessing to us is unmeasurable.
Curtis > my father (most likely not his term) always said a Christian needs to be FAT > F-aithful, A-vailable and T-eachable. You ARE FAT! (I’m certain Jack and John would both agree). It is so encouraging when we are surrounded with FAT Christians!
Stay safe on the road dear brother.
wish I could post more , I started driving truck and working a lot .
jack and JohnInc both took time with me personally to help me sharpen my discernment on my way out of works for salvation. The last time they helped me . I was waking up angry and dint know why. Turned out i was listening to a LS laced message and didn’t know it.
Jack was firm with me with the TRUTH of the Gospel and with post on this forum I made that were not biblical correct of which I responded well to and respected him for that.
Thank you for sharing Jack with us Shirley and the blessed help mate you are.
I wished I could of talked to Jack on the phone. The timing just didn’t work out God knows .
Shirley – we love you like Jack. We know you were one, and yet content to be in the background, helping Jack share the love of the Lord with others, and be firm on the truth, and unbending, praise God for that. I am SO tired of compromise regarding God’s truth and just letting a ‘little leaven’ go unnoticed, or the men who introduce it and then chastise you for throwing the baby out with the bathwater if you don’t appreciate them letting in the wolves to the sheep pen.
Jack stood for the truth, and marked and avoided (he named names – I thank the Lord for that), how many have been saved? We will know one day at the Bema seat and reap with songs of joy. I can only pray to be as consistent and firm as Jack and be better each day at expressing the good news to others. Thankfully for Jack and John and others here, many have been helped tremendously, not only in being freed from bondage, but in also being able to elucidate a clear gospel so that others might know Him. Ripples of thanksgiving redound….
We love you and continue to pray for you Shirley ❤
Cyndi (Joy founder) – I have been tremendously blessed with the fellowship of other like-minded brethren (and sistren) 🙂 in Christ here at this Grace Oasis as Jack I believe coined the phrase. Very thankful, a precious answer to prayer ❤
Shirley, thank you for commenting today. We know you share Jack’s passion for the gospel message and we are thankful for your ministry.
This is such a unique congregation of believers who gather on this web site to share the words of Scripture with all who will read them. I have been comforted by these verses, the same verses from many different people and different verses that fitly apply and encourage. I have been blessed by your testimonies and by your comments. Your prayers for Jack’s family and me have been and are being answered. Jack was truly a man who cared that every person hear the gospel and understand it and believe In Jesus. At a bank, the woman to whom Jack shared the gospel, said to him, “Thank you, I needed this today.”
Thank you for your prayers and words of comfort to me.
Thank you Holly > you are such a blessing!
Mary thank you for the sober warning about this WVW conference in Branson. You have been my sister in ‘discernment’ (is that even an expression? LOL) of Brannon Howse’s hardened heart to the truth of Grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone > I understand your disappointment with what WVW has become because I’ve recognized those same issues as well. It started out as an excellent resource for world events, from a Biblical perspective, but has morphed into a Calvinist cesspool, with J. Mac’s doctrines becoming Brannon’s main point of reference. Back when I was still a member of his ‘situation room’ the more time I spent here, @ the Grace Oasis, the less tolerant I became of BH, his website and J. Mac. It all makes me sick, and dare I say angry, how binding, condemning and judgmental their salvation is > a false salvation of works. And the more I think about Brannon’s “ministry” I become ashamed that Christians could receive a salary dependent on the false teaching of other believers > even if our judgement of others’ false teaching is Biblically accurate ( i.e. pointing out false teaching and teachers). But paying the mortgage with $$$$ obtained from judging others?
How precious Joy it is to spend time in the presence of an elder saint who loves the Lord, has work yet to do, but longs to be home with the Lord and their loved ones.
I had lunch with a large group of church people and my son’s High School Choir this afternoon. At my table was a dear 80+ year old lady who told me her husband, a former pastor, had gone home to be with The Lord exactly 1 year ago. Today she was particularly low but she let her friends @ church talk her into coming to lunch with this large group of crazy high school choir kids. She was blessed and was a blessing to me as I listened to her recount the amazing ministry her husband had and how much he loved The Lord. She said he loved The Lord with a PASSION. The passion was in everything he did and his #1 focus was evangelism. We talked to her about Lordship Salvation and she immediately responded that it sounds false and dangerous. What a wonderful encouragement that was. She said her husband wouldn’t stand for anything that wasn’t about Jesus ALONE. Such a delightful lunch with a gracious lady. I thought of Jack (and my own father > a pastor). They are all rejoicing in the presence of The Lord in the midst of many mansions and streets of gold! I wish she and Shirley could fellowship and share special memories that only pastor’s wives can share. 8)
Mary – yes Brannon unfortunately has been rubbing elbows with lordship people for a very long time including Vic, the owner of the station, lordship from his Pentecostal background, Ingrid his daughter went the Calvinist route, just not a lot of sound doctrine in the whole station unfortunately.
Fryingpan9, I think that Jack made a project of many. He was a precious brother in Christ, thank you for honoring him by sharing.
However, a Yankee? Yikes! I’m just finding that out about you? I’ll be remembering that for Jack’s sake 🙂
Mary, thanks for the warning. “Discernment” and John MacArthur don’t really fit together.
Just a note to warn anyone to stay clear from the Branson, Missouri Conference at Worldview Weekend which is being held this April. The funny thing about it it is called ‘DISCERNMENT’ with John Macarthur attending and Tommy Ice and Mike Abendroth and Jared Carlson and many others.
I have approached some people in how we could warn the many thousands of people going to attend and especially the youth. It will stream out to so many countries and so many people will be infected with Lordship and Calvanism.
I listened to Brannon for many years and learnt a lot from him, I struggle to do that now. I know we have mentioned him before on this forum, but please warn anyone you know who may attend.
When I first tried leaving a comment about Jack’s being taken home to be with the Lord, I was unable to post my comment. Then John graciously posted my comment on my behalf.
So I figured I’d give it another try now that I’m not so “caught off guard.”
I have been remiss in really letting everyone know just how important Jack was to me. Yes, I’ve been really busy and could list all sorts of excuses, but they’re all lame.
I wanted to elaborate because I think very few realize just how giving Jack was to me personally. They may know in general how awesome, kind and giving Jack was, but they don’t know what he meant to me personally. I was just another person lead to this blog who REALLY needed to be delivered from the grip of LS and all its insidious trappings. Jack not only answered most if not every single one of my posts (the ones that really needed a response–90% of the time I was usually just spouting off, so no one in their right mind would expect a response to those posts).
Jack made himself very available to me. He reached out to me and allowed me to call him and discuss very difficult decisions that were affecting my wife and me. He even joked about still being willing to be my friend even though I was a “yankee.” He spent quality time on the phone with me on at least two occasions and participated in several lengthy and thoughtful email chains.
He even went out of his way to check out a local church for me by personally contacting them himself. Trust me, this was not a simple email or two. Jack made it a PROJECT.
Over time I knew he had to move on to helping other people and tending to his growing health concerns, so I backed off. I may have backed off too much, but at least I gave Jack the room he needed. But I will never forget the depth of Jack’s concern and willingness to put himself out to help a fellow believer. I am humbled and grateful to have had him touch my life and bless my marriage the way he did.
I just wanted to make sure everyone knew how giving Jack and Shirley were to my wife and me.
That is all. Thank you for reading.
Makes me cry, thank you John for posting that, and this will have Shirley also reaping with songs of joy.
I received a note from Shirley Weaver today, in which she asked me to share the following memoriam to Jack from Shirley Spellerberg.
Shirley Spellerberg is the woman who invited Jack and his wife, Fern, to the Christmas concert where he heard the gospel clearly for the first time and believed.
IN MEMORIAM OF JACK WEAVER:
At last my long-time friend, Jack, is home with his beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jack’s greatest joy in life was telling others about Christ’s love for them. He told of Christ’s substitutionary sacrifice in our place on the cross at calvary as full payment for all our sins—past, present and future in order that we who believe on him alone for salvation may be forgiven.
The Bible says that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Rom. 3:23 and,
“the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Rom. 6:23
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
“He that believeth on him is not condemned, but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John. 3:18
“For by grace (unmerited favor) are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.” Eph. 2:8-9
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” I John 5:13
With all of the bad news in our world, the gospel of salvation and the guarantee of life everlasting to all who place their trust in Jesus Christ alone is the best news ever.
Jack is now experiencing the wonder of life in heaven with his precious Lord and Savior and friends and family who have gone before.
When the roll is called up yonder I will be there too.. J See you later, Jack!
May Jack’s earthly family share happy memories and know the love, comfort and peace that only God can provide.
Thought you might all like to see this link from Ralph Yankee Arnold.
Tears with Shirley and Jack’s family.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Romans 12:15
Comforted in knowing who is with them in their mourning, a man of sorrows, acquainted with their grief.
For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul. Jer 31:25
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Ps 34:18
You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book? Ps 56:8
Joyous is what Jack is seeing.
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1 Cor 2:9
The way Jack sees now.
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 1 Cor 13:12
The company he is keeping.
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Cor 5:8
The joy it brings the One Jack is with.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Ps 116:15
Thank You Lord for what You have given us all in knowing Jack and knowing each other. The blessing of fellowship with like-minded believers who want to know the truth from Your Word over any man.
Thank you Lord for the life of Jack Weaver.
An enthusiastic “Amen!” here.
I was priveleged to attend the celebration of Jack Weaver’s life today.
Reverend Chip Birch read comments and reflections on Jack’s life prepared by some of Jack’s family members.
The reflections on Jack’s life all pointed to Jack’s love for the Lord, his concern for souls, and his defense of the gospel.
Pastor Tom Cucuzza spoke of Jack’s life as an example to believers about living their lives for Christ. Then he gave a clear gospel presentation, with an invitation for anyone who was not saved to believe in Jesus right then.
There were three beautiful songs, including Amazing Grace.
I was glad to meet Jack’s family, as well as Tom and Sue Cucuzza, Yankee Arnold, and many others.
Thank you Lord for the life of Jack Weaver.
Thanks Holly, yes we all miss our loved ones, we do not grieve as those who have no hope, its still hard, and yes the lord is close to the broken hearted.
Thanks for sharing.
Thinking of Jack’s family at this difficult time.
Holly, what a beautiful story.
Johninnc – we are praying for you, and for Tom Cucuzza as he speaks at his memorial. I am so sorry for you, as I know how often I grieve for my own loss of Jack, I know you mourn his loss in your life. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.
I used to always think that was a terrible verse when I was younger, because who likes the taking away? But I thought of this during my husband’s time of death. The Lord gave me a fun, normal guy. I was probably a little holier-than-thou, although I thought I was nice. He wasn’t perfect, but brought me down to earth, and through our circumstances, we were both humbled, my husband far more than I. But I thought of the great gift, the Lord had given me in my husband. Showing me that Christ indeed did love me, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Through my husband I was able to understand that it could really be so. And so the Lord gave me my husband for a time, and the Lord took him away when it was time. And truly the Lord’s angels ushered him into His presence, and that ride must have been really awesome. My husband suffered quite a bit and rarely a peep. Blessed be the name of the Lord. I can say it now, and really mean it.
I wish for my own selfish reasons as I am so sure you do too John, that Jack was still here, but the Lord knows best, and Precious in His sight, is the death of one of His saints, for there they will be together forevermore.
Amen Debbie. Beautifully spoken words.
I am so grateful to the Lord, for leading Jack to have this ministry of helping to lead myself, and others out of the confusion and bondage of both LS and Calvinism. Thank You Lord for raising up Jack and for his wife Shirley who lovingly stood behind him and supported his ministry. Praying for Jack’s family and friends, who are rejoicing that he is with the Lord, yet missing him here on earth. My prayer for the ministry, is that they will remain strong and yet gentle as they continue to take a stand for His truth. Thank you Expreacherman.
“The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.” Psalm 34:18
I pray God comforts & strengthens you during this time of mourning your mentor, friend and spiritual father. John my family and I will also pray for safety as you travel to the Funeral Service.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
I really miss Jack. He was so tireless in his work for the Lord!
 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Cyndi, I’ll ask his daughter. I wish I could be there too.
THANK YOU Holly. This is so nice to be able to sign a guest book. I wish we could be little green geckos on the walls at his Memorial Service. Maybe someone will make a video?
Here is the family online ‘guestbook’ for all who have known Jack through his site or otherwise, please consider leaving the family a story of how you know Jack and what he has meant to you.
To Jack’s family,
Claim our Lord’s promise of the peace that passeth all understanding.
For my part, I am grateful to have known Jack — if only through the marvels of modern technology.
though i may have disagreed politically, I considered this man a brother and am thankful for his work and this website, it is truly an ‘oasis of grace’. I know he is enjoying being able to see our Savior face to face!
Mike & Linda, Yes, Jack was ready, and we praise the Lord for having known Jack and having been blessed by his ministry. Praise God we don’t grieve as those who have no hope. We miss him in the here and now, and thank God that Jack started this site, and has a capable replacement that has been with us running Jack’s site for the name of Christ — that the truth of His gospel might remain. So we look forward to John and his ministry here as we press on together in defense of the gospel, and contending together for the faith once delivered.
I received a phone call an hour ago (Saturday 1/24) about the home going of my former employer, friend, and brother in Christ. Our conversations not too long ago hinted of the dangers of surgery and that he knew the risks involved. Linda and I pray for Shirley and all of Jack’s children and grand children for the Lord’s strength and encouragement. And if necessary, that the Holy Spirit would convict any of them that are lost of their need to be saved as well as their inability to save themselves, and fully trust in Christ and His shed blood for their sins in His finished work for them. Had it not been for the Resurrection we would all be doomed for eternity.h more the greater Praise the Lord for the great times we had together, much more the greater pleasures you now have with our Savior and Lord in heaven.
Mike & Linda Eccleston
Just found this out this Saturday morning
, Jack will be missed , God used him to help me get a hold of the Truth of The Gospel in a time now were the Truth of the Gospel is rare to find .
We could all hope to have Truth of The Gospel discernment sharpened like Jack’s example of being sharpened by the Holy Spirit and diligent study of one’s Workmanship
2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Well, I sure wish there would have been more jack weavers at this present day and age but God i guess decided not too. There could only be one Jack Weaver and I’ll miss him. And guess who God put here, It’s us. were it for these last days at a time false teachings are everywhere and LS being one of the most widespread of all.
Mr. Weaver was/is an amazing man of God! He was instrumental in leading me to the Lord. When I was growing up, him and his family always made me feel welcome in their home. He baptized me with water when I was a teenager. He will be greatly missed. Praying for peace and comfort for his family….but know that he is in heaven praising and worshiping our Lord.
So touched by all the messages for Jack, it has shown me how many people are behind the scenes reading all the messages. Its good to see so many coming out of the woodworks. How many more are really out there that may read but not necessarily contribute to the forum.
I thank the Lord for Jack’s life and his ministry and pray that it will bring more people to Christ for eternal life. Since last year when I came across this website, I have unlearned many things about salvation and came to the realization that eternal life is free and can ONLY be found through faith alone by grace alone in Christ alone. God bless you all.
I want to express my deepest sympathies to Jack’s beloved wife Shirley and his entire family. Jack courageously stood up for the defense of the Gospel. May the Lord send us more preachers like him, men who proclaim the liberating Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jack’s ministry truly embodied the words of the Apostle Paul: “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage” (Galatians 5:1).
I am very thankful he started this blog…RIP
I am very thankful for Jack and his unwavering stand for the truth especially the gospel.
Praying for the family. I want them to know Jack inspired me in a good way. Also I am praying for you John here at ExP.
I thank God for Jack’s ministry and understanding of the gospel. He was an inspiration to me, and I learned a lot about grace from his work. I appreciate his faithful gospel ministry. I shall pray for the family.
Wow. I feel like I knew bro. Jack personally though I never met him, but one day I will and it will be wonderful, all because of Calvary. What a great man of God. No words can adequately describe bro. Jack. To say we’ll miss him is the understatement of the year. God bless his dear widow and family , and we know he more alive than ever!! Praise the Lord Jesus or His indescribable Gift that bro. Jack gave his life happily sharing accurately.
Thank you to Jack and Shirley for your faithful ministry to all of us bruised reeds and dimly burning wicks! The LORD bless you and keep you, Shirley!
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My friend, my brother in Christ. An example to me of one unwilling to compromise the truth of God’s Word yet willing to examine all in light of His Word. No eyesight problems, no heart problems, no sorrow, no tears. May the Lord comfort His family.
I second what sam said; looking forward to meeting Jack someday.
Many thanks to Jack for his stand for the Gospel.Never met him but his blog was very important.Looking forward to meeting some day.
Jack had a profound impact on my life, especially as a new believer. I met Jack when I was only 1 ½ years old as a believer. I “cut my teeth” in ministry under Jack in Miami, starting as a Jr. High youth director. Those were wonderful days of ministry. He was always an encouragement to me and taught me many wonderful truths from the Scriptures. I also met my wonderful wife Sue, through his ministry in Miami.
He was, above all, a great example of someone committed to the gospel of grace. He lived Acts 20:24:
Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
I will deeply miss him. But as we know, for those of us who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, it is very temporary.
As one of my favorite songs says:
There is a “hello” after “goodbye”,
A blessed reunion promised in time.
We will be with them for longer that we were without, no doubt, no more tears in our eyes,
In that beautiful, wonderful, “hello”, after “goodbye”.
To Shirley and all the family- you are in our prayers.
Tom & Sue Cucuzza
Jack will be GREATLY missed! But his legacy of unwaveringly proclaiming eternal salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone will endure. Surely, great rewards await Jack for a ministry “well done” by a faithful servant of the LORD.
1Th 4:13 ¶ But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
1Th 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1Th 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1Th 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
These are indeed comforting words on such a day as this. Jack’s ministry on this website has been incredibly valuable to me and I praise God for it and for him. What a glorious, unspeakable gift we have been given and I take comfort to know that one day I will meet Jack (and all of you) in person one day and worship together with you forever more our Lord and Saviour.
My prayers today are with Shirley and Jack’s family that the hand of the Lord be upon them in comfort.
I pray too for John that he be given the strength to continue this precious ministry combating the prince of the power of the air, via the internet where Satan is engaged in active combat.
Very thankful to the Lord for the long time ministry of Jack Weaver. Very thankful to the Lord for Jack’s fearless identification of false teachers and false teachings, no matter how “popular” the teachers might have been. May the Lord give comfort to his family.
Sad to hear of Jack’s passing, but happy he is with Jesus and free of pain. Jack was a real encouragement to me and taught me so much about grace and the Good News of the Gospel. One of the verses I remember him sharing was 1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
I’m so thankful for the ministry here at Expreacherman.
I’ve been praying & hoping Jack would get better.But the Lord new what’s best.No more sickness & pain. Wow to be in the presence of the Lord! To see Jesus face to face! GLORY!
Jack will be deeply missed. His ministry touch so many & his teachings the way he educated us was so plain & clear.You new it was love & a concern for you not to be deceived by the false teachings of men! This Ministry will continue to feed & educate for years to come! Thank You Jesus for using Jack,John & everyone else who had a part. Jack might have been called expreacherman , but he was definitely a Shepherd at heart!
Praying for Shirley & the Family🙏😘
Giving thanks for this ministry and how the Lord used Jack to show me the truth of the pure Gospel of Grace. The FREE GIFT of eternal life through the finished work of Christ Jesus.
Precious in the sight of the LORD…
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Thank you for the update, John. Can’t really expound on anything anyone has said…
I can’t even begin to express how much Jack’s ministry affected me for the better. Thank you for sharing him with us, Shirley.
Praying for the Lord’s grace, comfort, and peace, for Shirley, family, and friends of Jack.
So thankful to know that, as the scripture quoted above states, Jack is free of his earthly body and now in the presence of, and seeing with his own eyes, our Lord Jesus.
Thankful for Jack’s willingness to serve the Lord until the end, with this blog and his ministry to all who came to him with questions.
I pray that many will continue find the Truth through Jack’s legacy here.
continued prayers for Jacks family with a thankful heart for this blessed website.
also prayers for John, as he continues earnestly contending for the faith here at expreacherman.
Sad for his loved ones and myself for the loss of Jack Weaver. However I’m so glad to know he is with Jesus now!
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So sad for Jack Weaver’s loved ones that he has passed on but so glad for him that he is with Jesus and is no longer in pain!
Praying for Shirley. Jack was a good Christian friend from geographically afar and a true man of grace. He will be missed by many. I learned a lot from him about grace.
I wish I had found Jack’s ministry here at ExPreacherman sooner as I was just getting to know him. Yes we will be with Jack & all our born again loved ones in Heaven soon but I still grieve such a loss. I grieve with Shirley, his dear family and his extended family. We love you Jack. You are already so very missed.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8
We all have been touched by this dear man’s ministry and life. Now that’s a legacy!
Bryan, I was kind of doing the same, I didn’t want him to go for my own wishes, but I knew that the best was that God’s will be done. I heard the verse run through my head, “shall not the judge or the whole earth do right”, and prayed for what was right for all concerned. I pray for harvest in this, and continued harvest through John and expreacherman, and maybe that some Jack knows that are still caught up possibly in Lordship or legalism might re-consider and seek the Lord and His Word on this.
Praying for more to come to Christ.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Ps 116:15
I’m going to miss Jack. I’ve been also praying that God would extend his lifespan. Jack’s online ministry here at expreacherman.com has been a tremendous blessing to me ever since the first day I discovered it.
Shirley, please be assured that Jack’s absence is just temporary. We will all see him again at the Rapture when Jesus returns when all believers will be transformed with an immortal body of flesh and bone just like our Lord’s in Luke 24:39. You, Jack, your family, myself, and all believers will have a body like that.
I sincerely hope that the following passages will bring peace and comfort to you and your family:
John 14:1-3 – Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
1 Corinthians 15:51-55 – 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 – 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Romans 8:11 – 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
I’ll miss him.. if it was not for him.. i would not have known the Lord better. He will always be a part of my life as one of my mentors
My condolences on the loss of Jack. I know he will be missed greatly and hope you guys will continue to do the work of expreacherman. Your writings have been a blessing to me in so many ways, especially your debunking the false teaching of Lordship Salvation. This gave me the information I needed in a conversation with one of the leaders of my Baptist Church. It is not being taught….yet….but all our staff are young and they like Francis Chan, Mark Driscoll, David Platt, et al. Heresy is slipping into our churches, even Southern Baptist’s and with your information, I am keeping an eye and an ear out to see if it is happening to my Church. I will be shaking the dust off my feet if it becomes overt. May God continue to bless this ministry and comfort Jack’s widow. ( I am already subscribed to your web site)
So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I thank God he started this website. It was one of the first places I visited on my journey out of LS and Calvinism. It would’ve taken a lot longer to come out of error without Jack’s help. He also gave me great advice on pursuing full time vocational ministry at my age. He shall be missed but it comforts me to know he can run like a young man again and he can worship his Savior, face to face.
Thank you, Lord, for your choice servant’s life and dedication to the truth of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Oh so sad, for the loss of Jack, he will be really missed by all the guys here on the ex-preacherman site. ( lucky for him) , We all long to be where he is soon. So sad for his wife Shirley, we thank you Shirley for your wonderful husbands ministry. Jack was blessed to have you by his side.
Thanks to ex preacherman, its where I really got saved. Thank god, god prepared John for us. Alice and I were concerned that this would happen, at one stage,but god is in control.
Thanks Holly and all the others for Jacks health updates. Lets all pray that we can continue in his ministry and that god will lead others to this site.
REST IN PEACE JACK
My heart is broken for the pain that Jack’s family is going thru, but i rejoice knowing that our dear brother is now in the presence of our Blessed Saviour, Jesus Christ. May we all honour Jack by staying faithful to what he dedicated his life to– proclaiming the free gift of salvation to those who are lost, and confronting those who would pervert and corrupt the life saving Gospel with the filthy works of man. Jack, you were loved my brother, and i was blessed to have known you, if only for a short time. Farewell, man of God, and well done, good and faithful servant. Goodnight.
Jack Weaver has been such a great encouragement to me. He was instrumental in getting my doctrine correct regarding the free gift of salvation by Christ’s grace. I have learned so much from his website and his comments and I am no longer under the accursed gospel of ‘faith + works’. Though I have never met him personally in the flesh and I have only known him through this website for a very short time, I feel as though he was my ‘pastor’ and I know we will see him again in heaven. May the LORD comfort his family as they grieve his physical death.
Will miss you Jack Weaver,
But will see you again in a perfect body.
Thank you Mr Weaver, expreacherman.
For sharing the clear gospel so faithfully,
For Fighting a Great Fight,
For running the race to the finish line, and as God says to Jack, “My son, My Good and Faithful Servant.”
He will be missed, selfishly I prayed that God would spare him for a while longer, but I know our heavenly father knows best. He played a major role in my journey from the teachings of LS. And so have you John.