John Stuart Henry was born August 18, 1951, in Prineville, Oregon to Warren Dean Henry and Phyllis Jean Henry. He was an only child. He grew up in Oregon and graduated from high school in Burns, Oregon.
He attended the College of Idaho, where he met his wife, Pamela Ashworth. They were married September 3, 1971.
John worked for several years as a Caldwell Police Officer. John was called to preach in 1979 and became a Pastor of Nyssa First Baptist Church, Nyssa, Oregon.
In 1980 John and Pamela moved to Duchesne, Utah where he pastored until April 1986. When Pamela was transferred with her job to Phoenix, Arizona he attended Grand Canyon University where he finished his BA degree. During this time, he was on church staff at West Phoenix Baptist Church, became a church saver, planter and was instrumental in starting five new churches.
In 1994 they moved to Nampa, Idaho where he pastored First Southern Baptist Church. Also, in 1984 he started his chaplaincy at Mercy Medical Center. During his time at Mercy Medical, he earned his master’s degree and his Doctorate of Ministry In 2008 he worked as an on-call Chaplain at the Veteran’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho. In 2010 he became a Chaplain at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa and eventually became manager of the Spiritual Care Department until his death July 24, 2022. John was also a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains and served as a volunteer police chaplain for Nampa Police Department until he retired in 2022.
John loved to go fishing and camping with his wife and really enjoyed his 5th wheel RV.
John was 11 years old when he gave his life to Jesus. He was a man of faith, servant of Jesus Christ and loved working with people in all circumstances.
When he was diagnosed with cancer, he still worked helping others. A life lived for Christ is not a life lived in vain. He was a member of Central Valley Baptist Church, Meridian Idaho.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela and many friends and associates, brother-in-law David Ashworth and wife Brenda, sister-in-law Carol Ball and her husband David and all his nieces and nephews whom he loved like his own.
The service will be live streamed and the link for that is: https://youtu.be/e8Yl9SB1qZc