Winter Jack Winter, 71, Founder of Daystar Ministries, International Bible Teacher. Jack Winter, minister and author, best known for a message of compassion and healing that sparked an international movement, died peacefully at his home in Pasadena, CA on August 17 following a 100-day battle with cancer. In 1964, Jack and his wife, Dorothy, founded Daystar Ministries in St. Louis Park, MN which employed more than 700 people in various ministry centers, including Camp Zion in St. Paul, Zion Harbor Christian Family Camp in Federal Dam, Eden Ministries in Weyerhauser, WI, Beth-El in Alpena, MI, as well as locations in Martinsville and Bloomington, IN, West Chicago, Tulsa, and Mercedes, TX among others. Winters seminal message, ``The Father's Love'', taught that experiencing the unconditional love of God as your Father gives the power to forgive the unforgivable and to be made whole. His compassionate, healing message was embraced worldwide. He traveled extensively, ministering in more than 40 countries as a teacher and conference speaker. In 40 trips to Korea alone, he preached to crowds as large as 10,000. His hands have blessed and his arms have hugged thousands of people of every race and class around the world and in all 50 states. Winters book, ``The Homecoming'', was also published in English, Korean, German and Portuguese. John Harry Jack Winter was born April 28, 1931 in Crookston, MN to Selma and Harry Winter. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls in 1949, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from St. Olaf College in 1953 and completed Bethany School of Missions in Bloomington in 1956. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dorothy (Hooverson); 3 children; daughters, Kris and her husband Allan Rinkus of Pasadena, CA and Kari and her husband Don Grinde of Burlington, VT; a son, John and his wife Amelia Glorieux of London; and 4 grandchildren. He also leaves a sister, Joan Magnuson of Andover; a brother, William Winter and his wife Helen, of Annandale, VA; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends around the world. A memorial service was held August 21, at 2 PM at Forest Lawn in Glendale, CA. A second memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 2 PM at Bethany Missionary Church, 6900 Auto Club Rd., Bloomington, MN 55438
Published on August 22, 2002
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