Warren Beemer, a beloved Texas pastor and father of three, is being mourned by friends and loved ones after a car crash claimed his life Friday night.
Beemer, 52, died at the scene of the two-vehicle collision in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after his 2009 Mini Cooper reportedly hit an 18-wheeler, WAFB-TV reported.
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Beemer, who was properly restrained inside his car, was pastor of Healing Place Church San Antonio, leading the house of worship alongside his wife, Faith. He is the father of two daughters and one son.
He was previously a youth pastor at Family Worship Center in Baton Rouge before moving to Texas and reportedly served in other ministry capacities along the way.
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Pastor Warren Beemer of Healing Place Church San Antonio was killed in a car crash in Louisiana after the car he was in rear-ended an 18-wheeler. He was 52.https://t.co/VJmtm3kkHg pic.twitter.com/eWZ6ZwaxJp
Beemer’s church described him as a “true man of God” and asked for prayers for his family.
“For those of you who did not have the pleasure of knowing Pastor Warren, he was a true man of God, a servant with every ounce of his being,” reads a statement on the Healing Place Church San Antonio Facebook Page. “He was a son, father, friend, savior, and, let’s not forget, a die-hard LSU fan.”
It continued, “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.”
Pastor Gabriel Swaggart, the associate pastor of Family Worship Center, mirrored these sentiments.
Swaggart expressed his sorrow over Beemer’s death, describing him as a “very close friend.” He also revealed Beemer was his youth pastor when he was a child, noting the late pastor’s positive impact on others.
“He left such an impact on a lot of people,” he said, noting Beemer’s legacy was to “love God, love people.”
While we might not always understand loss, Swaggart said we must trust in God.
“Everything God does is right. We may not understand it. But everything he does is right,” he said. “And secondly, I know where he is. And that’s the most important thing.”
Beemer’s wife, Faith, spoke out to KENS-TV, remembering her loving husband as a man who reminded her of Christ.
“I married him because he reminds me of Jesus,” she said, noting how her husband became known for his kindness to strangers. “He would meet someone for the first time, wrap them up, and kiss them on the head.”
We are brokenhearted to share that Warren Beemer (San Antonio 2017) went home to be with the Lord last Friday. Warren made a huge impact as Lead Pastor at the Healing Place Church. His homegoing service will be held there on April 7.— DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative (@DVULI) April 5, 2022
Join us in lifting up his family in prayer. pic.twitter.com/30OMlMdGwo
A GoFundMe has been set up to benefit the Beemer family in their time of need. Please pray for Beemer’s wife, faith, the couple’s three children, and everyone impacted by this tragedy.
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