John Cheeseman (1950-2017)
It is with great regret that we must announce the passing of John Cheeseman (1950-2017) who was called home to his Saviour earlier this year.
John, an admirer of the Puritans and a Banner author (Saving Grace and The Priority of Preaching), went to be with the Lord on 15 April 2017.
Whilst studying Classics at Oxford University he received a call to be a preacher. After studying under Jim Packer and Alec Motyer in Bristol, where he met his wife, Joy, he served in Sevenoaks, Egham, Leyton, Westgate and Eastbourne. For the last seven years he engaged in an itinerant ministry.
Preaching was his passion. Committed to Christ and his Word, John emphasized and exemplified the priority of biblical faithfulness and experimental faith, a rare combination amongst English Anglicans. He prized the ministry of the Shepherd’s Conference in the USA and the Leicester Minister’s Conference in the UK.
He was diagnosed with an uncommon systemic disease in early 2017 and told that his life expectancy was just months. To the end he encouraged his family (Joy and their children, Peter, David and Cherry) and friends to rest on Christ. He also thanked those with whom he had enjoyed the privilege (his words) of sharing in ministry.
His confidence in Christ, his promises, and his grace was evident to the end. He entered glory the day before Easter, looking forward expectantly to resurrection on the last day, and rejoicing that he would depart to be with Christ.
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