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“To know Pastor Johnnie, is to know Father God in an intimate relationship. Pastor Johnnie was more than a Pastor, like a member of our family. He...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Irene Maddox Best, Estill Maddox, and Family - IN

“Pastor Johnnie will always remind me of Holy Spirit, he was a great representaion of what God wants in our lives as we obey his pull on our hearts.I...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Sophia Pingley - Lafayette, IN

“one of the greatest man of god i have ever met will be missed by many ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: tim neal - lafayettte, IN

“When I think of Father God I see Pastor Johnnie's face. He was a father figure to me. Thank you Pastor for all the love, support, and encouragement...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Dan & Mary Ann Kerkhoff - IN

“We are sorry to hear of Johnnie's passing. He was a great blessing to our family and deeply loved. We look forward to seeing him again one day in...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Teresa Egge - Stanley, WI

“Our thoughts and prays to Pastor Johnnie's family and extended family at White Horse Christian Center. What a blessing and honor to know this...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jack and Linda Ryan - NJ

“I never met someone who radiated such love and kindness all the time. He will be greatly missed. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Daniel Caza - Windsor

“My condolences to Pastor Johnnie's family and extended family at White Horse Christian Centre. Pastor Johnnie touched and changed many lives,...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Carissa Fuerth Windsor, ON Canada

“I enjoyed coming to COG when Brother Johnnie and Brother Jeff came to minister. He holds a special place in my heart and I know he will live on...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Allen - Louisville, KY


Pastor Johnnie Herman Beard, age 67, of West Lafayette, Indiana formerly of Kokomo, departed this life on Saturday April 21, 2012 at 11:15 p.m.

Pastor Johnnie Herman Beard was born on December 9, 1944 in St. Louis, MO, to the late Ivy Lee Beard, Sr. and Lucille S. (Allen) Beard.

He was dedicated to education and received his Doctorate of Theology Degree from White Horse School of Ministries in 2002. He was an educator in the Indiana school system for a number of years impacting the lives on many children.

As an ordained minister of the gospel for over 40 years, Pastor Johnnie ministered in over 130 nations. He helped plant churches with the Four Square denomination and later with White Horse Christian Center, where he was a member for the past 15 years, and was a beloved pastor on staff since 1998.

Pastor Johnnie's first love was Jesus Christ, and he ministered the love of God to people all over the world. He also greatly enjoyed attending car shows.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Ivy Lee Beard, Jr. He leaves to cherish his memory a sister, Natalie (Bryon) Farmer of Indianapolis and many others impacted by his love for all.

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday April 27th at 1 p.m.at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens for family with Pastor Jeff Johns officiating. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care.

A Memorial Service celebrating Pastor Johnnie's life will take place on Wednesday, May 16 at 1:00 PM at White Horse Christian Center, 1780 Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette. Memorial contributions may be made to White Horse Christian Center. All funds will go toward establishing an overseas orphanage in his name. For more information about Pastor Johnnie H. Beard, you may go to the White Horse website at www.whcc.net. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com