Word has been received of the death of Jim Poyner, who served faithfully for many years at the Gulfview Grace Brethren Church, Port Richey, Fla. Below is a notice which was posted on the Gulfview GBC Facebook page this morning.
Pastor Jim Poyner passed away early this morning, July 9th, at 12:14 a.m. He has safely arrived in heaven. As he would often say, “a prepared person for a prepared place”… and we know that he was. He is now in the arms of the one whom he served so faithfully all of his life. We are so grateful for the overwhelming prayers and support from so many of you as we are walking through this difficult time. Dad touched so many lives and led so many to Jesus. We know his impact is far more than we will ever know this side of heaven. May you sense the Lord’s powerful presence as you grieve with us a great loss, but may you also celebrate with us as Dad is now whole and healed and in the presence of the Lord. “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8. As we grieve we also know that our great loss is heaven’s great gain. As Psalm 116:15 tells us, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.” Thank you all for your loving support. We are so blessed. A celebration of life service will be planned for Dad soon. Details will be announced here. We invite all of you to be a part. Thank you.
The Poyner Family.