John Joseph “Pastor Jack” Rigney Jr.

October 12, 1944 - April 28, 2024

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With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we bid farewell to a cherished soul, John Joseph “Pastor Jack” Rigney Jr., who peacefully departed this life on April 28, 2024, at the Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House, surrounded by the love of his family and the grace of God. He was 79 years old.

Pastor Jack was a beacon of light in our community, born on October 12, 1944, in Ft. Myers, Florida, to the late John and Janet Rigney. His life was a testament to faith, service, and unwavering devotion to God. From his earliest days at Bishop Hendricken High School, where he graduated in 1962, to his studies at Bryant College, John’s path was marked by a deep commitment to spiritual growth and service to others which was evident even through his service to our great country as a U.S. Navy Veteran. 

Throughout his journey, Pastor Jack wore many hats with pride and purpose. As a proud foster parent, he opened his heart and home to those in need, embodying the true spirit of compassion and generosity. As a successful business owner, he not only provided for his family but also extended his hand to uplift those around him, fostering growth and prosperity in the community.

However, Pastor Jack’s most profound legacy lies in the founding of His Heart Ministries International (HHMI), an organization dedicated to spreading the love and teachings of Jesus Christ to every corner of the globe. His vision, fueled by an unwavering faith, touched countless lives and brought hope to the hearts of many.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Pastor Jack was a man of diverse passions and interests. Whether he was riding his motorcycle, casting a line into the tranquil waters, or spending time in the great outdoors, he found solace and joy in the beauty of God’s creation. Pastor Jack enjoyed volunteering within the community. He faithfully served as the Captain of the COP and dedicated 18 years of his life to the Youth Advisory Board at Hastings Youth Academy, where he tirelessly ministered to youth in crisis situations every week. His adventurous spirit and zest for life were truly infectious, leaving an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Pastor Jack is survived by his devoted wife, seven children, thirteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a loving sister. His legacy of love, kindness, and unwavering faith will live on in the hearts of all who were blessed to know him.

A celebration of Pastor Jack’s remarkable life will be held on May 18, 2024, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at The Rock Transformation Center, 2200 North State Street, Bunnell, Florida 32110. The service will be officiated by Donna Rigney and John Rigney III, honoring the life and legacy of a truly extraordinary man.

To all our family and friends who have offered their love, support, and prayers during this difficult time, we extend our heartfelt gratitude. Your presence and compassion have been a source of strength and comfort, and we are forever grateful for your unwavering support.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Pastor Jack’s, His Heart Ministries Int. Memorial Fund,  The donations will be put towards the Glory Revival Center he spearheaded.

Heritage Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.


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