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!