Rev. John G. Reisinger
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Rev. John G. Reisinger

Canandaigua - December 17, 2018, at age 94. He is survived by his daughter, Jean (Richard "Rick") McClung; son, Robert (Terri) Reisinger; nine grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Rosemary Reisinger in 2016. Rev. Reisinger was a US Navy veteran of WWII and served with the Seabees in the Pacific Theater. He was a retired minister and was the former minister at Grace Community Church in Webster, which he started in 1966. Rev. Reisinger authored 28 books on Christianity.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 20, at 12 pm, at Camp Susque, 47 Susque Camp Rd., Trout Run, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Susque, 47 Susque Camp Rd., Trout Run, PA 17771. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.




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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Dec. 19, 2018.
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December 13, 2020
He was my pastor brilliant theologian, and my friend. Will not be forgotten.
Ramon Torres
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July 12, 2019
What a dear brother. He visited my home in the 1970's in Monroe and I got to see him again in a few conferences.
Wayne Conrad
January 21, 2019
Lawrence Hartley
January 14, 2019
Pastor John was such a gifted theologian. As my pastor I was enriched by his knowledge and his godly character. He will be missed.
Ramon Torres
January 12, 2019
It Was With Much Sadness That I Learned About The Death of John R. I Had The Privilege of First Meeting John In the 70's At the Soverign Grace Conference Meetings in Canandaigua. And even as Others Have Shared..I Came to Really Understand..and..Believe The Doctrines of Grace..Due to John's Gracious and Loving and Clear Teaching!..Then at a Later Time in My Life..John was Such a Help During a Time when Our Family was Going Through a Very Difficult Trial...And Then In 1985 What a Joy It was to Have John Officiate at Our Son's Wedding!..This Man was a a Dear, Humble, and Faithful Servant Of His Lord..and I Feel so Very Fortunate to Have Known Him and To Have Called Him My Friend...I Shall Miss Him Very Much..and Yet Rejoice Knowing He is Now With The Lord whom He Loved & Served!..I Do Want to Offer My Sympathies to His Family..as They are Missing Their Loved One..and Pray for Strength and Comfort During These Very Hard Days of Grieving!
Peggy Nevelizer
December 24, 2018
Our sincerest and deeply felt condolences to Jean, Robert and families at this time of mixed
sadness and joy as your beloved Dad, and my dear friend and mentor in many ways, left his old body to pass on to the myriads of saints and angels worshiping the Lamb who was slain and who is on the eternal throne of glory. How different and glorious the reality must be as compared to faithful anticipation!

I've been there, when my Dad, and years later, Mom went on to glory after having faithfully served the Lord here in Puerto Rico since 1946. There's sadness, but also joy and thankfulness to God for His saving mercy to them and to their children as well, of whom I am the eldest at 78.

Back in '68-69 the Lord opened the eyes in my head and, most importantly, of my soul, to see and believe the truths of God's sovereign grace. He did the same with my wife Norma at the same time. For several years I found myself being the 'only one' seeing, loving and preaching these truths in PR, or at least so I thought. Several years later I met and began fellowshiping with a pastor whom God also brought to see and believe the same glorious Truths. That led to a contact with a dear brother in Nashville, Tenn., Norbert Ward, publisher of Baptist Reformation Review.
My written contact with him led to a trip to the USA to meet Chuches he felt would be interested in supporting our missionary labors. He actually published an article on our service to our Lord here-

Bro. Ward paid my air-fare and, once there, loaned me the better of his two old cars. That's where I met John Zens, and the trip that followed opened doors of fellowship in many cities and States, for example: Don McKinney and Richard Allee in Lake Charles. LA, Drew Garner in Houston, TX, Ron McKinney in Dallas, and then on northeast to a Conference where I met Ferrel Griswold, Holmes Moore of St Louis, Henry McMahon in KY and then on to PA and NJ where I met Boyd Personett, Al Martin, Walter Chantry, and others. The common thread or theme was God's Grace. At that time I began a translation of the 1689 London Confession which was published and is still found on-line. Years later I translated the 1644 (46), also available on our websites.

Several years later, Ron McKinney invited me to be pianist at a Conference in Dallas where a new community of sovereign grace churches was taking shape, namely, Continental Baptist Churches of which our church here in Manatí, PR, became a charter member. He covered all my expenses... so gracious and loving! At that conference, where I heard Don Carson preach, was the point in time where God would have me come to meet and fellowship with my dear bro. John Reisinger. NCT was emerging as a core doctrinal issue. Not surprised, some previous friends now denounced me as an enemy of God's law, cutting fellowship and support, all because I was fellowshiping 'with the likes of Reisinger, McKinney. Yet, God was always in control. He is our righteous Judge!

Not long after that, John R. authorized me to translate all his writings into Spanish, of which the first was 'Tablets of Stone'... online on our website www.vozdegracia.com. What a privilege and joy to count with his approval and trust. Godly fellowship continued with some of these brethren, such as Drew Garner, the McKinneys, Holmes Moore, Personett. Others cut all ties... so sad!

Some years later, John R. invited me to be pianist at one of the Bunyan Conferences in eastern PA and, in loving generosity, helped defray costs of air travel. What a blessed time that was to hear him preach the glories of Christ. Either on that trip or a following one, my wife and I were driving from CT to VA (visiting our two oldest daughters) via the Interstate route that goes the Harrisburg route so, I called John, and he invited us to stop by and visit, which we did. Dinner time came, and he and his dear wife took us out to eat at his favorite diner. To this day my wife remembers and smiles at the love John had for mashed potatoes and gravy. My, my! He also loved to eat!

That was the last time I saw John, although we did communicate via phone and email. I was to meet with him at a Conference somewhere in the area of Austin, TX, regarding some planning of Spanish translations and ministry. I drove there with my 'now-with-our-Lord' dear brother Drew Garner, who loved to listen to John preach Christ. However, in God's providence, John, the main speaker, had to cancel due to health issues. The meeting with another missionary was held anyway with Dr. Gary Long sitting in as a substitute for John. No positive results came from that time, so I purposed in my heart on doing a new translation of the sequel 'But I Say Unto You', which I've not been able to work on as of today... the same goes for 'Abraham's Four Seeds'.

To sum it all up: God works in marvelous ways to bring about His eternal plans. What a privilege it was to be brought into contact with such a dear brother as John. To me he was and will always be an example to follow, as Paul wrote re. 'following him as he followed Christ'. Last night I listened to one of his videos on Regeneration (at CtoC) and my eyes teared up remembering those precious times when I met him and then developed that loving relationship in areas of ministry unto Christ.

My time here is surely less than what I've already lived. I thank and praise God for the over 60 yrs of service He's given me (starting as pianist for the Lord at 15) and the privilege of having been brought to such blessed fellowship with my dear brother John. Miss him? Of course! But, with joy that He's with the Lord and I can still listen to his audios and videos, as well as keep publishing at least one of his books and, hopefully, if God so wills it, translate others as authorized by John.

Again, Bob and Jean, our condolences to you and a big hug in the Christian love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

David Surpless
Puerto Rico
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David Surpless
December 23, 2018
2010 Bunyan Conferecne
Our condolences. I first met John in 1996 at a Bunyan Conference. It became a wonderful friendship that led to setting up interviews on radio broadcasts, some video chats with others and many phone calls. When John moved back to Canandaigua he attended our Reformation Society meetings and a few of our meetings with a group that grew out of that with an emphasis on things New Covenant. We hope to start our Institute of Biblical Theology in the Philippines next October and part of our curriculum will be John's teaching on video. He was so excited to hear that we were teaching the New Covenant via our church planting and pastor's conferences when we started our ministry there in 2009.
Joseph Krygier
December 22, 2018
From Dominican Republic, La Romana province, I want to express my condolences to the Reisinger family for our brother in Christ JGR. Thank God for guiding him to write the book Tables of Stone. Indispensable book for the edification of the people of God in the New Covenant in the blood of Christ.
Rafael Espinal
December 21, 2018
Jerry and Joan Jordt with JGR 1998
In the mid-70's, after coming to a limited understanding of the doctrines of grace, a friend directed me to a tape library where I came across many teaching series by John Reisinger. His clear and understandable messages on these doctrines served to move me from believing the great message of God's sovereignty over all things to loving these precious truths. Through his many trips to Michigan he became my friend and mentor, and later the one who lovingly officiated my wedding. A large part of my Christian history and personal growth includes John and I am one who is grateful to God for His good gift of JGR.
Joan Jordt
December 20, 2018
My deepest condolences for your loss. May memories of joyful times together and the comforting promises found in God's Word bring you strength, hope and peace 2Thessalonians 2:16, 17.
December 19, 2018
In the mid 1970's John would drive 200 miles on a Friday afternoon to Uniontown, pa. to teach three couples the doctrine of grace. We are forever grateful. Dennis Cox
December 19, 2018
John Jeffery
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John Jeffery
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JGR with Jacob Moseley
John Jeffery
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John G. Reisinger and David Martyn Lloyd-Jones
John Jeffery
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John Jeffery
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JGR with Larry McCall
John Jeffery
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John G Reisinger and Ron McKinney on TV in 1974
John Jeffery
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John Jeffery
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John Jeffery
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JGR with his close friend Don McKinney
John Jeffery
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John Jeffery
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JGR's nephew Don with Ron Adair's portrait of his uncle
John Jeffery
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JGR with his nephew Don
John Jeffery
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Rosemary Reisinger
John Jeffery
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John Jeffery
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Back row: Allen Smith, Larry McCall, and John Reisinger. Front row: Jim L. Nunk, F. Nunk Handyside, Ron McKinney, and Thomas Nathan Smith
John Jeffery
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John Jeffery
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John Jeffery
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JGR with family at his 90th birthday celebration
John Jeffery
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JGR with John T. Jeffery
John Jeffery
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JGR with Blake White
John Jeffery
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JGR at the first "Think Tank"
John Jeffery
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JGR with the Moseleys
John Jeffery
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John G. Reisinger and John T. Jeffery at Wayside Gospel Chapel, Greentown, PA
My memories of JGR date back to the 5th Annual John Bunyan Conference in 1990 held at the Bucknell Retreat Center. I have vivid memories of being seated directly in front of John in the front row as he laid "The "True Church" Syndrome" on us. Mental gears were slipping, smoke was pouring from my ears, and 6 years of Biblical and theological education were up for grabs. So was it ever in the years that followed, and I was not alone in being thankful to sit at his feet so many times. I even enjoyed disagreeing with him. He made it so with the warm, healthy, loving, vibrant climate/atmosphere that he inculcated where ever he ministered. He provided me with some of the greatest honors and blessings in my Christian experience. He always communcated a love for the Savior, submission to his Word, and the wisdom of the Spirit publicly and privately. The great Christian leader had a great impact, and leaves us with a great legacy. The half has not been told.
John Jeffery
December 19, 2018
John's preaching at Susque family camp was a blessing to me. He will not be forgotten, for he has done much work for Christ's Kingdom!
Katie Wade
December 19, 2018
We grieve, of course, but not as those who have no hope. May the Prince of Peace comfort you, Jean and Bob, at this time.
Marilyn Schulkins
December 19, 2018
You are in my heart and prayers. It was a tremendous blessing to know John and have him preach at my ordination. May our Great God give you an extra measure of peace during this time of sorrow. Hugh Diggins, Elder, Reformed Bible Church, Clarendon Springs, VT.
Hugh Diggins Sr
December 19, 2018
Condolences to the Family of J.R. When I attended for the first time the Bunyan Conference in New Ringgold, PA. He gave me a warm welcome and gave me books for my theological journey with N.C.T. What a journey it has been! Thank you J.R. for impacting my life and ministry here in the Philippines
Rev. Leonardo F. Galanza Jr.
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