John Boren, Winona Lake, Indiana, passed away at about 1:30 p.m. today after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He touched the lives of many through his ministry at the Kosciusko County Jail.
Boren began his ministry after his own arrest in the early 1990s for conversion. After spending some time in the county jail and witnessing for himself the brokenness and the hopelessness that seemed to envelope him and others in his situation, the Lord placed a burden on his heart to minister to the people there.
Boren was the 2008 Man of the Year as named by the Warsaw/Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce.
Boren is being remembered today by many of those who knew him best, including Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Captain Aaron Rovenstine who gave a special tribute to Boren on his Facebook page. Rovenstine wrote: “Matthew 25:36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. From all of us at the KCSD thank you J.B. for the light that shined in you.”
Arrangements are not yet complete–they will be posted when they become available.