Canadian pastor, evangelist and founder of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. Rev. David Mainse passed into eternity today at the age of 81
The man widely regarded to be ‘Canada’s Pastor’ and the founder of the longest running Christian TV broadcast, Crossroad’s 100 Huntley Street, David Mainse, has died aged 81. Mainse passed away on Monday after a five-year battle with leukaemia.
“He will be dearly missed by the Crossroads family, and by the millions of Canadians whose lives have been touched by his public ministry,” said Crossroads Chairman Gil Scott in a statement. “He never really retired. He continued to visit with ministry supporters in person, his daily Bible reading blog and through occasional appearances on air.”
“David Mainse had such an excitement about what God Is (sic) doing and had such a heart for Canada, especially for indigenous people groups. The gentle, loving qualities of his character continue to be evident in the ministry of 100 Huntley Street. Our love and prayers are with Norma Jean and the whole Mainse family,” wrote one tribute on his ministry’s Facebook page.
“One of my heroes, when I first got saved I rushed home to watch 100 Huntley street daily, David Mainse was truely (sic) a mentor to me, I was honoured to meet him during his cross Canada tour.”
“Canadian pastor, evangelist and founder of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. Rev. David Mainse passed into eternity today at the age of 81. Rev. Mainse, a broadcast media pioneer, lived his life serving Jesus and sharing the Gospel message with all who would listen. He will be dearly missed by the Crossroads and 100 Huntley Street family, and by the millions of Canadians whose lives have been touched by his public ministry in television and media,” 1000 Huntley Street Facebook page posted.
“Rev. Mainse was diagnosed with MDS leukemia in 2012, and lived the last years of his life (even while he fought the disease) as he lived his entire life: proclaiming the Good News – that Jesus loved them.”