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Acts 29 Network's co-founder, David Nicholas, goes home to be with the Lord
The Acts 29 Network is mourning the loss of co-founder, Dr. David Nicholas, who went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.
Dr. Nicholas pastored Spanish River Church in Boca Raton, Florida, and spent much of his life and energy investing in church planters. “He was an incredible supporter of our church and mentor to me and our pastors,” said Chan Kilgore, Acts 29 Board member and planter of CrossPointe Church in Orlando.
Pastor Mark Driscoll founded the Acts 29 Network with Nicholas in 2000. Nicholas was influential in starting many current Acts 29 churches, and provided much support for many of our church planters.
“As a young church planter, Dr. David Nicholas was very generous to me with both finances and wisdom,” Driscoll wrote. “I often thank God for the massive investment that he has made in my life and ministry, as well as hundreds of other church planters. Though we miss him, it will be exciting one day in eternity to see the lasting legacy of the fruit of his long and faithful ministry.”
While we are comforted to know he is home with Jesus, we all grieve the loss of this influential brother who loved and served church planters around the world (1 Thes. 4:13).