The Rev. John L. Fain, Jr. ’44

The Rev. John L. Fain, Jr. ’44, of Hendersonville, N.C., died Feb. 11. Born in Faceville, Ga., he was the son of the late John L. Fain, Sr. and Clyde Wilson. He attended Columbia Bible College, Columbia, S.C., and Davidson College. He graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga., in 1946 and was ordained a minister of the gospel in the Presbyterian Church, U.S. (PCUS). He was later received into the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) denomination. He served the Lord as a pastor for more than 50 years in numerous pastorates in Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Florida. He also served his Lord as a full-time evangelist and Bible teacher for more than 20 years, speaking in churches throughout the U.S. and in many foreign countries. While pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville, he wrote He Restoreth My Soul, a book based on the 23rd Psalm. He was honorably retired by the Mississippi Valley Presbytery (PCA) in 1983. Following his retirement, he continued as stated supply pastor to a number of churches and in evangelism and Bible-teaching ministry. He was married for 43 years to the former Mary Lee Caldwell of Salisbury, who died in 1984. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda (Watson). He married the former Charlotte Eshleman of Baltimore in 1985. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Charlotte E. Fain, 229 Lakewood Cir., Hendersonville, N.C. 28739; daughters, Suzanne (Levi), Judy (Hodges), and Jan (Anderson); and a son, The Rev. Dr. John L. Fain III. He is survived by 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. His life as a pastor, teacher, evangelist, and counselor has affected many thousands of people. He loved the Word of God, preached the Word, and by God’s grace lived the Word.