Emotional tributes were paid by the family and friends of “a great man of God” after he was killed in a collision with an 18- wheel truck.
Warren Beemer, lead pastor of Healing Place Church, San Antonio, Texas, was laid to rest after a service in his own church, at which his wife and three children mourned their loss.
Pastor Warren, 52, was killed instantly when his Mini Cooper was in collision with a tractor trailer in West Baton Rouge Parish, according to the San Antonio Express News.
He leaves behind his wife, Faith; two daughters, Susie and Katie; and son, Max.
Friends and family present at the funeral on Tuesday April 12 paid tribute to the way Pastor Warren's daughters spoke about their father at the service. Admirers on Facebook also called him a “great man of God”.
A statement, which the church made shortly after his death, hailed Pastor Warren as “a true man of God" and "a servant with every ounce of his being." It also called him “a friend, father, son, saviour, and die-hard LSU fan”, adding "As a resident of San Antonio, Texas and a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he spread the word of God far and wide, making sure everyone knew their worth.”
Family Worship Center Associate Pastor Gabriel Swaggard said many are heartbroken over the death of Pastor Warren, who worked as a youth pastor for many years before becoming a lead pastor.
Pastor Gabriel said: "We may not understand it. But once again, we have to know that everything that God does is right, and we have to trust him for that.”
He said Pastor Warren left a big impact on a lot of people, saying many young men and women are in ministry because of the late pastor because he touched and changed their lives.
Pastor Warren's nephew, Robbie, created a GoFundMe account to sustain the family in the pastor's absence. Robbie described his uncle as a great man who will be missed by all who loved and knew him. He will be remembered for always saying that, "It's a GOOD day!"