By Message Staff
FOREST HILL, La. (LBM) – Family, friends and members of Calvary Baptist Church in Forest Hill are mourning the loss of their Pastor Wayne Dunn, who died unexpectedly from prior medical complications, June 25.
His wife, Kathy, said her husband was a testimony of how Christ can transform a person’s life. The two met in 1988, two years before Dunn accepted Christ during a battle with drug addiction.
“He’s not dead,” she told the Baptist Message. “He just started living and is rejoicing today.”
Born June 4, 1953, in Houston, Texas, Dunn accepted the call into Gospel ministry in 1990, and three years later became pastor of Center Hammock Baptist Church in Rapides Parish. Through the years Dunn also served as pastor of the First Baptist Church, Lone Pine, Laurel Heights Baptist Church, Winnfield, Macedonia Baptist Church, Effie, Good Hope Baptist Church, West Monroe, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Oakdale, Hopewell Baptist Church, Elizabeth and Calvary Baptist.
Jessica Martin, a member of Calvary Baptist, appreciated Dunn’s desire to see his members grow closer to the Lord.
“When I left church I knew that I was being led down the right path,” she said. “He would tell you he was the lowest of the low and God changed him, and can do the same for you. He will be near impossible to replace as a man, friend and preacher.”
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, at Calvary Baptist, with burial to follow at Stanley Cemetery in Glenmora, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale. Visitation will precede the service from 1 to 8 p.m., Thursday, and 8 to 10 a.m., Friday, at Calvary Baptist, Forest Hill.
Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Dunn family by visiting www.rushfh.com.