Porter, Jerald "John" Pastor Jerald "John" Porter went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 19, 2018 surrounded by his family after a valiant fight with cancer. His legacy is carried on by his bride Melissa Porter, his children Ashley and Ethan Garner, Ariel and Ron Howard, Austin and Kasey Porter, Aaron and Kaelin Porter, Addison Porter, his grandchildren John Theodore Garner and Eleanor Bea Howard, his late father Jerald Clifford Porter, his mother Linda (Robert) Franzen, his sister Mia (Lance Geer), his brother Scott (Anja) Porter, many nieces and nephews, and countless people that he has impacted throughout his lifetime of ministry and friendships. John will be remembered for his love for people, service to others, passion for anything with an engine, enjoyment of fish and dogs, taking his boys to the movie theater, and his tremendous love and dedication to his wife and marriage. John served faithfully and loved the people of Radiant Church for over 20 years. John's legacy and mission will be carried on by his family and friends. We love you Papa Porter! Family will receive friends and family Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 3-7pm at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009. A Life Celebration service will be held at Radiant Church on Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 11am at Radiant Church, 8157 E DE Ave, Richland, MI 49083. Memorial donations may be made to the family to invest into Addison's future education.