LINCOLN - Dr. Rev. Jack Stewart, 76, beloved pastor of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Lincoln, Maine since 1968, went on to be with His Lord and Savior on Friday, June 3rd. His remarkable medical journey over the past 18 months is truly a testimony of God's miraculous power, the power of prayer, and a testament of how one tenaciously yet gracefully faces adversity. He taught us that nothing is impossible with God, that there is astounding power in an united band of praying believers, and that the blessings of a sense of humor and quick wit coupled with inner strength and drive accomplish much more than complacency or a woe is me attitude.
Pastor Stewart was born along the banks of the mighty Miramichi River on June 23, 1939 in MacNamee, NB Canada to Chester and Emma (Arbeau) Stewart. Rev. Stewart deeply loved his family, church, and community. His compassion, loyalty, generosity, and commitment coupled with an unsurpassed sense of humor endeared him to those privileged to know him. However, the very essence of Pastor Stewart was his deep love for the things of God evidenced by his veracity in studying God's Word, his anointed preaching, singing, and praying, and his commitment to missions and reaching the lost. Many community outreach events were his brainchildren, such as Camp Can Do, Stewart's concerts, Sunday morning breakfasts, singing Homecoming floats, etc. Rev. Stewart studied at UPBI (Northeast Christian College) in Fredericton, NB. After 60 years of active ministry, he received his Doctor of Philosophy in Theology degree from Telios University this spring.
He is survived by his loving wife Muriel of nearly 59 years; one son, Tony Stewart and his wife Pennie; two daughters, Anita Stewart McCafferty and husband Mark and Andrea Jarvis and her husband Michael Jr.; three grandchildren Anthony Stewart II and his wife Quinci, Rebecca Clay and her husband Samuel, and Emma Jarvis; two great grandchildren Elizabeth and Jonathan Clay with another on the way (Ariel Clay); many cousins, nieces, and nephews; and a cherished church family (Full Gospel Tabernacle). Rev. Stewart was predeceased by his parents, Chester and Emma, his brother Calvin Stewart, and his two sisters, Mary Miner and Hazel Stewart.
Viewing hours will be held on Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 with the funeral service on Friday at 1:00 pm all at Full Gospel Tabernacle, 14 Fleming St., Lincoln. In honor of Bro. Stewart's love of gospel music, there will be seasons of singing at each gathering. Following the funeral, interment will take place at the Lincoln Cemetery with a luncheon to follow in the Camp Can Do room at Full Gospel Tabernacle. Services will be officiated by Bro. Tony Stewart (son of Pastor Stewart). Donations to Home Missions or Camp Can Do may be made to Full Gospel Tabernacle in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be expressed at www.clayfuneralhome.com.