In Memorial, Pastor Wayne Hinton

In Memorial, Wayne Hinton, Beloved Pastor

March 8, 1944 – August 5, 2016

Fairview Texas Church of God

Wayne Hinton, friend and Pastor, 72, March 8, 1944 – August 5, 2016, passed away suddenly Friday, August 5th, 2016. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 47 years, their 2 children and six grandkids and many, many friends. Memorial Service was on Wednesday, August 10th at 2:00 PM.

Wayne was a Real Estate Referral Agent and Advisor with Century 21.  He was with them since 1999 mainly serving Collin County. 

A snapshot on the person, called Wayne Hinton.  

The first time Charlene and I met Wayne and his bride of His youth was around 2002 after Mr Ronald Dart gave us Wayne phone number because we were looking for a church home.  One of the first things we were told, Wayne does not believe in fun, but we found this was an insider joke and we join in and kided with him all these years. 

Wayne always seemed to put others first and helping out in anyway.  He would go the extra mile working with others.  He was very easy to talk with and was a very good listener and councilor.

With his example of showing love for others, he led our small church in sharing and giving to others.  We know the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Yes, Wayne was a righteous and praying person, but that righteousness comes from God.  The Apostle Paul tells us:

Romans 3:22-23 God’s righteousness through the faithfulness of Jesus the Messiah—for all who believe.

An example of his concern for others.

We have a prayer list we go through each Sabbath and Wayne would always have the longest list of friends and family for to add to our daily prayers.  He could tell us how each person is doing with their particular trial, He would take the time to contact them and see how they are doing by spending time with them.

We would send out encouraging cards signed by our church group as well as flowers to those who need extra encouragement or just to let them know we are thinking of them.

Matthew 10:42  I tell you with certainty, whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple will never lose his reward.”

Wayne would go to his grandchildren activities when he was physically able.  He would spend quantity and quality time with them and they had many sleepovers and wanted to sleep on the living room floor.

Wayne often does the small, insignificant, simple acts of love and kindness that do the most to help people experience the love of Jesus through his life. 

Proverbs 18:24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

I would tease Wayne and his bride that they were still newlyweds on their anniversary, since Charlene and I were married almost a year longer. 

Wayne would just sit there and smile.

         Proverbs 18:22  Whoever finds a wife finds what  is          good, and receives favor from the LORD.

When we would talk, Wayne would always compare his bride with Proverbs 31

A couple of verses would come to mind.

Proverbs 31:10-12  Who can find a capable wife? Her value far exceeds the finest jewels.   Her husband has full confidence in her; as a result, he lacks nothing of value.  She will bring good to him—never evil—every day of her life.

Proverbs 31:28-29 Her children stand up and encourage her, as does her husband, who praises her:  “Many women have done wonderful things,” he says, “but you surpass all of them!”

Wayne demonstrated Christian love in the Way he lived

Luke 10:27 He answered, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind. And you must love your neighbor as yourself.”

John 13:34-35 I am giving you a new commandment to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.  This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Wayne, from my point of view, has done this with so many others.

When we talk about love, it is not something we can do on our own, but it is the Love that comes from God, that is one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, in fact the first one listed.

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

Those who knew Wayne knows he practiced all the fruit of the Spirit.

We spend time on what we deem important. For many of us these choices are valid: time with family and friends, work, prayer, serving others. 

By Wayne example, we knew God our Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus the Messiah came first in his life, then his bride of his youth, then family and finally the rest of his life experiences.

There are so many things that I could say about Wayne, the Feast of Tabernacles, his dry humor, things we all have done together as a church group, his many published books and so many other things, time is limited

His books can be found on Amazon.

This is the man that I and many others of you
sitting here came to know with deep respect and love for Wayne.

May he rest in peace until in a moment, faster than an eye can blink, at the sound of the last trumpet. Indeed, that trumpet will sound, and then the dead will be raised never to decay, and we will be changed.  We all will be changed and then, we all will be brought back together again.  (1Co 15:52)

Yes, Wayne was a man who loved others and others loved him.

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