Johnny Bernstein

October 31, 1953 - August 5, 2021

Johnny Joe Bernstein, age 67, of Little Elm, Texas went to be with the Lord on August 5, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. He was born on October 31, 1953, to Joe Ann (Bond) and Emmet Herbert Bernstein in Jacksboro, Texas. On March 31, 1972, Johnny married Cindy Hill in Iowa Park, Texas. 

Johnny is survived by his wife of 49 years, Cindy Bernstein; his daughter, Jennifer Hedrick and her husband, Jeremy of Lucas, Texas; his two sons, Blaine Bernstein and his wife, Misty of Tolar, Texas, Bruce Bernstein and his wife, Jennifer of Frisco, Texas; his chosen son, Larry Montgomery and his wife, Mary Beth of North Richland Hills, Texas; his eight grandchildren, Matthew, Connor, Ryan Hedrick, Tancy Hester, Tannah, Brennan, Bryce Bernstein, and Oliva Withem; Larry’s children, Liam and Kaleb Montgomery; his mother, Joe Ann Bernstein of Iowa Park, Texas; his brother, Allen Bernstein of Burkburnet, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Johnny was preceded in death by his father, Emmet Herbert Bernstein and his brother, Kyle Bernstein. 

Johnny lived a full and faithful life. During his early career as a Supervisor at Cryovac in Iowa Park and as a Manager at Sprague Electric in Wichita Falls, Johnny was already a great leader. After eleven years in the business world, Johnny heeded the call to ministry that he had felt strongly since the age of seventeen. After working hard to receive his Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1986, Johnny spent the next twenty-four years as a Senior Pastor and Church Planter at multiple churches across Texas. The impact on those that were lucky enough to benefit from his ministry is immeasurable. He was a caring, loving, and authentic leader of his congregations. When his time in formal church-based ministry came to an end in 2010, Johnny joined Careington International where he worked hard for eleven years, most recently serving as Assistant Vice President of Customer Engagement. Johnny used each day at Careington to make a positive impact on his fellow employees as well as every customer and client he interacted with each day. Johnny is an example of living each day to the fullest while focusing on the needs of others and serving others well. 

Johnny’s call to minister to others was a life-long calling. The best example of how he did this over the last ten years is through his daily devotions. Many either followed Johnny’s online devotions each day or received his daily devotional text messages. Countless people have been able to start each day with an encouraging word that Johnny would write along with a scripture. Johnny kept writing and sending these until the end, with his last devotion sent just 5 days before he passed. Johnny knew the power of God in his life and knew the impact it could make on others. 

Family and friends are invited to a Visitation on Sunday, August 8, 2021, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 8520 Main Street, Frisco, Texas 75033. A Funeral Service will be held at Hope Fellowship Frisco West, 309 Main Street, Frisco, Texas 75036 on Monday, August 9, 2021, beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will be held at Highland Cemetery, 862 Rogers Road, Iowa Park, Texas 76367 at 3:00 PM on Monday, August 9, 2021. For those in attendance, the family request that everyone wear facial covering and respect social distancing. The service may be viewed at the following link;

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to A House on Beekman, or alternatively a check can be mailed to A House on Beekman C/O Sloan Hedrick, 390 Jackson Ave, Bronx, NY; or to Faith Presbyterian Hospice,

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Cindy, we pray you will feel the peace and assurance that only God can provide as you navigate life without Johnny. We met him twice and remember his kind face and friendliness. Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith, It is the price of love. With sincere sympathy,
Scott and Carrilyn Baker, August 9, 2021 Thanking God for this wonderful man and his family. Truly there is evidence in his life of how important God was in his life. His family and friends have been given a foundation that lives on and on. No matter where you met Johnny or Cindy you knew they took seriously the business of being God’s servant. He lived his life with God’s purpose and it showed.
Bobbi Corbitt , August 9, 2021 I will miss Johnny's Daily Devotionals each morning. What a blessing his ministry was to all who knew him. My prayers are with Cindy and the family. You are in our prayers. May God continue to bless you all. Love,
Nancy Miller Gholson, August 9, 2021 Johnny was a wonderful man that GOD used as a vessel to touch the lives of others he inspired me daily with his encouraging words, kindness and friendship he will be truly missed. Christopher scarley patrice , August 9, 2021 Thank you Johnny for being such a Godly inspiration to so many.
Becky Sells, August 9, 2021 I am sorry for your Families loss. God wants you to lean on him during these times and not to walk alone. You must know he has joined his maker and reunited with his Father. He is smiling down at you as he is no longer suffering. Forget in Heaven!! God Bless, Gat
Gary Yeamans, August 9, 2021 Johnny was an extraordinary example of a godly man. So thankful for his inspirational posts and his sharing the love of God with so many. Please accept my sincere condolences to all the family. PHYLLIS ROBERTS, August 8, 2021 You will be missed by all. Rest In Peace my Friend Rhonda Foster, August 8, 2021 Johnny we will miss you, thank you for all the wonderful memories and words of encouragement through the years. I’ll see you in heaven 
Cynthia WItherspoon, August 8, 2021 Johnny exemplified what it means to serve God by serving others. His ministry never ended because it will live on in the people he nurtured. I encountered Bruce, Johnny, and Blaine on my way to learning about Jesus and eventually giving my life to Him. They were all living out what we are called to do and that is to love one another and show the world what Jesus is. Johnny continued to minister to me with his daily devotionals and at one point this was my only connection to God. Never grow tired of telling people about the Good News of Jesus. You never know who is listening that needs to hear what you have to say. Thank you Johnny. Your life was an example of what it means to follow Jesus and I will never forget that. Tyler Davis, August 8, 2021 Johnny Bernstein was an Incredible Leader and daily source of Inspiration. He was a part of the Frisco Chamber. He believed in me when I was actually temporarily homeless and hired me for a great career at Careington 3 years ago. He truly made a difference in my life and at Careington. He left his fingerprint in every life he crossed.
Teri Diamond, August 8, 2021 I can’t find the words to tell all of you how sorry I am! As you have heard many times how much Johnny touched so many lives! I am one of those people! I looked forward daily to read all his inspirational post! Cindy I love you and I am here day or night if you need me! Johnny is resting and happy in the presence of our Lord! May God hold each of you and bring you strength and peace in the days ahead! 
Vickie Benson, August 7, 2021 John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life Danielle DuBoise-Gallemore, August 7, 2021 My love and prayers to you all. Johnny will be truly missed be us all. 
TAMA MCDOWELL, August 7, 2021 We first met Johnny and Cindy when our daughter Jennifer was dating their son Bruce. We were so glad our daughter was welcomed in to such a wonderful family. We were so thankful she had such a wonderful set of parents. We LoveCindy and Johnny. Johnny will be missed by all who new and Loved him, but he is in a much better and beautiful place. Our Love to the whole family Glenda and Michael Sissel, August 7, 2021 Johnny showed a lot of people how to live and love. Thank you for the life lessons Calixtro Nolberto , August 7, 2021 Our sincere condolences to Cindy and all the family. Johnny touched us with his strong faith in God. Throughout his journey he influenced so many! May God comfort each of you! Praying for peace through a difficult time!
Dale and Linda Spain Perry, August 7, 2021 Cindy and Family Even tho we haven’t had contact in 15 years I want you to know how much we cared for you and Johnny. We were so thankful we had you as our Pastor and wife at First Baptist Stinnett. Johnny was a true Pastor and teacher of God’s word. I still remember several bible studies Johnny taught as pastor and how in awe I was of his teachings. We are so sorry for your loss and we will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers. God bless you Love Charlie and Kathy Charlie and Kathy Sargent, August 7, 2021 To Cindy and children, We are saddened by the passing of your husband and father. We know that his loss leaves a large hole in your hearts. We wish you peace in your grieving. Since we are Jewish I will call out his name to be held in the book of life. Know that he is in the arms of G-d and the angels. Love to all
Richard and Denys Louderback, August 7, 2021 I know Johnny is going to be missed by so many. It breaks my heart to see Cindy and the children going through this and I know God has long prepared them for this time. What a joy to know that you take your last breath here on earth and the next one with the Lord Jesus in heaven in the presence of the Master. Deanna and I have been friends of Johnny and Cindy for so many years stretching back to the 1970's and been fellow members of FBC of Iowa Park together. Johnny and I surrendered to the ministry about the same time and attended seminary together and graduated together. We even pastored churches close to each other. What a joy to grow spiritually together and then grow in the pastorate together. One thing they did not teach us in seminary was how to say goodbye to a pastor-brother-friend you loved and respected so much. All I can say is, I will see you again my brother! God speed!
Bob and Deanna Lankford, August 7, 2021
For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. Thessalonians 4:14 We love you Cindy and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dear Johnny will be missed. Sam Morrison, August 7, 2021 Johnny, Don Yeager, and I were good friends in high school. Always a good time and sharp wit with those two. Both became ministers, making a difference in countless lives. Johnny had an easy, friendly, manner with a generous helping of humor. He had many, many friends. I'll remember the laugh, the smile, the friendship, the concern for the needs of others. I will always admire the strength during times of adversity, and his strong faith. I would not wish him here to endure another day of the 2 year fight with disease and discomfort, but he will be missed by many. This separation is temporary, the love he showed for all will endure. A life well lived with his loving family, serving the Lord through serving the needs of others. Peace and strength to his friends and family, as we remember him and know that he is now whole, and at peace in the presence of the Lord. Dave Cobb, August 6, 2021 To Johnny's family, What an awesome person! He will be missed by everyone's life that he touched.He was such a genuine and caring person. Always had a smile on his face...Cindy, Bruce, Blaine and Jennifer I know your loss is Huge...I pray for your comfort and healing, he will truly be missed by so many.. Love to you all, Carla Kean Carla Kean, August 6, 2021