Obituary of Jan David Spaulding
Jan David Spaulding, 76, of Bedford, died at 4:44 p.m. on Monday, November 23 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Born October 28, 1944, in Lawrence County, Indiana, he was the middle child of Charles Spaulding and Dorsie (Perry) Spaulding. He was a graduate of Needmore High School Class of 1962, and he attended Oakland City College. He married Martie (Medlock) Spaulding in 1987, and she survives. Jan worked at General Motors as a tool and die maker and pastored Hilltop Pentecostal Church before starting Jan Spaulding Quality Builders. He built many luxury homes in Lawrence County but his favorite job was building the Kingdom of God. On May 25, 1997, the Lord woke up Jan with a dream, showing him that he would pastor a church in Bedford. But He didn’t say when; He just said it would come to pass. Jan and Martie moved to Fort Worth, Texas, and became very involved with Kenneth Copeland Ministries and Eagle Mountain International Church. Those seven years were a time of preparation, and before God brought them back to Bedford to begin Stonegate Faith Center, the Copelands ordained them. Jan preached his first message as the pastor of Stonegate Faith Center on Easter Sunday 2004. He ministered at many churches in Ecuador and had a passion for the nations. Jan’s testimony of faith— following God’s leading and walking in his calling—landed him on the TV program, “The Believer’s Voice of Victory” as well as on the cover of the BVOV Magazine. His greatest joy was sharing the Word of God, leading people to Jesus, and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Martie, of Bedford; a daughter, Leah Lee and husband Bryan of Keller, Texas; a son Bryce Spaulding and wife Melissa of Fort Worth, Texas; two step-daughters Mandy Ward and husband Chris of Bedford, and Autumn Bailey and husband Kevin of Bedford; grandchildren, Rhydon Lee and wife Caroline and great granddaughter Palmer of Las Colinas, Texas; Walker Ward and Waverly Ward of Bedford; Addyson Bailey, Kole Bailey, and Kade Bailey of Bedford; and Peyton Spaulding (daughter of his late son Darren Spaulding) of Stratford, Oklahoma. He is also survived by two sisters Gaytha and husband Donald Tanksley of Bedford, and Renae and husband Jim Ratkovich of Bedford; a sister-in-law Michelle “Missy” Adams and husband Jeff, and a brother-in-law Rob Medlock and wife Barb; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and one son Darren Spaulding. Due to COVID-19, there will not be any funeral services at this time; however, the family will host a celebration of life at a later date. Friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com online. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Stonegate Faith Center, PO Box 906, Bedford IN 47421 or on stonegatefaithcenter.org online.