Frank Pastore, who died Monday at the age of 55, was once a major league baseball pitcher. But when a line drive hit to the elbow crippled his throwing arm, his life changed. One of the greatest changes that came about was his eventual role as host of an extremely popular Christian radio talk show at KKLA-FM in Los Angeles.
He was also a great friend to Chuck Colson, BreakPoint, and Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Below is a video clip of a PFM event that he emceed in 2009. In a very moving ceremony, he introduces Chuck, and mentions what Chuck meant to his life.
Pastore's passing has drawn some very interesting commentary. Mark Joseph, at the Huffington Post, said that "the aspect of the faith that would be the most appealing to me is the confidence and peace with which many of its adherents face death." It seems that just a few hours before the motorcycle accident that claimed his life (after a few weeks in a coma), Pastore had said this to his radio audience: "But at any minute I could be spread out all over the 210 but that's not me, that's my body parts. That key distinction undergirds the entire Judeo-Christian worldview and also your pursuit of reality."
It impressed Joseph so much that he titled his article "Frank Pastore Gets the Last Word."