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PHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist congregation late Sen. John McCain called his "church home" hosted his Arizona memorial service today (Aug. 30). In addition to a eulogy by former Vice President Joe Biden, the service included references by Pastor Noe Garcia to the love North Phoenix Baptist Church felt for McCain and "the faith he has placed in Jesus Christ."
McCain died Aug. 25 at age 81, a year after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.
During the funeral's invocation, Garcia called McCain "a true American hero" and "a man loved by this church." After reading from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14, Garcia prayed, "We will grieve. We will mourn, Father. But we will do so with a different hope because of the faith [McCain] has placed in Jesus Christ. We can with confidence grieve with the hope to know that this very moment he is spending eternity with Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior." Read More