AUGUST 13, 1936-NOVEMBER 4, 2020

Dr. John F. Warren, 84, of Bunnlevel, NC passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. John Warren was the founder of Calvary Gospel Church serving as the dedicated Pastor for 25 years beginning with three families and ending with over 1,000 parishioners until his retirement in 2007. He was involved in civic and political activities and served as President of the Lions Club, President of Kiwanis Club and Chaplain of the Charles County Sheriff’s Department, among others. John was a gifted speaker, anointed by the Holy Spirit. His spirited ministry spanned over 60 years, beginning in the Morganton, NC area, Illinois and the West Virginia foothills. His life was spent preaching the Gospel, pastoring churches in Springfield, MO, Nassau, Bahamas, Washington, DC and Waldorf, MD. His authentic style drew people to him. His great humor, personality and love made his sermons powerfully effective.  He was a good husband and provider, a beloved father. He always said, “Your family is your real treasure”. John was a fun person to be with. He entered every room with jokes and wasn’t satisfied until everyone was laughing. He never met a stranger and would strike up conversations with anyone and everyone. He was the “real deal” — genuinely saved and wonderfully called to preach the gospel and blessed with a rich full life. Heaven is sweeter with this well-loved man there.

John was preceded in death by two sons, Michael David and Philip Neal; brothers, Gene, Kenny and Carroll Warren and sister, Peggy Warren.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Vivian; son, Roger and his wife Donna; daughter, Robin and husband John Canter; son, Steve, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

There will be a memorial tribute for Pastor John Warren at Calvary Gospel Church on Sunday, November 22 during the 10:30 AM service. You can leave heart-felt messages for his family on the funeral home’s memorial page by clicking here.