DRYDEN, N.Y.—John Garner, a retired pastor, died Oct. 15. He was 84.

John faithfully taught the Word of God for 30 years. He was pastor of Bevier Regular Baptist Church, Johnson City, New York (1961–1964); Bible Baptist Church, West Springfield, Massachusetts (1964–1968); and Brooktondale (New York) Baptist Church (1968–1991). At Brooktondale Baptist Church, he participated in building the new church and classrooms as the congregation grew, and he helped start and run a Christian day school program.

John is survived by his wife, Ann; a son, Andrew; a daughter, Dianne; and a grandson.

A memorial service was held at Dryden (New York) Baptist Church, where he was a member.