Pastor Wayne Stewart was a huge influence in my life. He brought me to the Lord without my even realizing he was doing it. He was always so caring and giving. I edited several of his mystery novels as a way to try to return some of the love and kindness he bestowed upon me and my family. I learned of his passing too late to attend the service, a fact which will always bring a sadness and incompleteness to my life. God has taken a great addition to His Kingdom.
Chaplain Stewart was such a positive influence on so many lives. Now he is with our Lord. Jim (Doc) and Patsy Gailey
I met Chaplain Stewart as a Bible College Student in San Francisco and later as a Golden Gate Seminary student when he was stationed at Treasure Island. The only well balanced and down to earth Chaplain (at the time) stationed at TI he had a great influence on me helping me to learn what is important and what is not when in the navy. I later met up again with Wayne when I was a young navy chaplain stationed at 32nd Street Naval Station, San Diego. Wayne had his "wetting down" party which is traditional in the navy when you get promoted. He made captain (O6) and we who knew him believed it was well deserved. He now has experienced his last promotion in to glory. God will continue to bring a harvest from the ministries of Chaplain Stewart. Jerry Bruce, CDR, USN-Retired in England
Pastor Wayne was a wonderful and great man! He was my Pastor at Westwood Christian Church. He was also the Chaplain at my retirement ceremony from the United States Navy. I always loved to sit and talk with him. He had a lot of interesting stories to tell. He was a family man who loved his family so very much! One thing I will always remember him saying when I said I was too old to go to law school was - "Well how old will you be if you don't go?" That thought stays with me a lot. I know he is happy and rejoicing with Jesus now. He will be greatly missed.
Ken and Nancie Brannon
I'm so very thankful to God for Chaplain Stewart and the wonderfully kind impression he left upon me as a young guy at Chaplains School in 1986. I remember his talk in which he described what a supervisory chaplain is like, noting that one of the main characteristics was a bulging wallet since it held photos of family and grandchildren!
My Uncle Wayne. I've spent many visits through out my childhood in the home of this wonderful man and his family. Laughter,love,and faith are the heart of my memories there. I find much comfort in the visual of my Mother and Uncle Wayne reunited,laughing and reminiscing for eternity. To my cousins David & Betty, and my Aunt Joy, I'm deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and love are with you.
I Miss him already. He was my friend and we talked often. If God keeps him as busy in Heaven as he was on earth he will be busy indeed. Till we meet again.
I have great memories of my Great Uncle Wayne from childhood and throughout my life. He spoke at my brothers funeral. He spent time with us two summers ago and my children got to see how great he was. He will be missed.
Julie (Markley) Tresnak
Wayne made a wonderfully positive difference in the lives of many people in and out of the Navy. It was a privilege to know him and be one of his clergy and Navy friends. Sorry that we'll miss the service but we're presently in Arizona.
Reverend Stewart was a man to look up to. He performed the wedding ceremonies's of my 3 daughters and dedicated my first grandchild. He will be missed greatly. Gerry Bradley
He was a wonderful man. He was our pastor that married all of us Bradley girls at First Christian Church. And dedicated our daughter, Jessica. He will be missed. All our love.
Prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. You were a great preacher, and I used to love to listen to you at Westwood Christian many years ago. You will be missed very much. God Bless.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.