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Mon Sep 25 10:48 pm  #1

David Mainse: "One soul is worth more than the whole world.”

David Mainse touched millions of hearts since founding television program 100 Huntley Street and Crossroads Christian Communications.  He passed away on Mon. Sept. 25.  Here is the announcement and loving tribute shared by his son Reynold...
It is with great sadness and joy that I announce my father, David Mainse's, entrance to heaven. Thank you to all our family and friends for your love and prayer support. The following is our family announcement:

It is with great sadness yet divine peace that Norma-Jean and the entire Mainse family share the news of the passing of their beloved David. He went into the presence of his precious Saviour this morning, September 25th, surrounded by his family, ending a 5-year battle with MDS leukemia. The Lord graciously extended his life 3 years beyond what the doctors initially predicted, allowing his family and friends to enjoy for a little longer his deep wisdom, caring heart and passionate encouragement.

David was a beloved husband to Norma-Jean for 59 years (as of September 19th) and also leaves behind four children, daughter Elaine and her husband Bruce Stacey, daughter Ellen and her husband Nizar Shaheen, son Reynold and his wife Kathy, and son Ron and his wife Ann, as well as 16 grandchildren with many spouses, and 13 great-grandchildren…all of whom have been amazingly blessed and forever influenced by his genuine love and Godly example.

David’s passion for Jesus spilled out into every area of his life and fueled him as an enthusiastic evangelist, visionary leader, and beloved mentor to so many. Having been in TV ministry since 1962, David was greatly loved by countless people with whom he connected daily, sharing the love of Jesus and wearing his heart on his sleeve. He was a man of impeccable integrity whose public and personal life were in clear alignment, enabling him to powerfully impact the masses and the individual…especially his family. Through his words and actions, David lived out his oft-quoted words, “One soul is worth more than the whole world.” His life-long desire was to see precious lives transformed for all eternity through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ…a desire he satisfied with great success.

Although he will be greatly missed, David’s influence will live on through his family, the ministry he founded (Crossroads), and the many lives he touched and inspired in his beloved Canada and around the world during his 60+ years of ministry.

David Mainse requested that after his passing, a memorial fund be established in his name to support four charities especially close to his heart, including Crossroads and three charities led by his children. If you or someone you know has been touched by the life of this servant of God, memorial gifts can be made to The David Mainse Memorial Fund, administered by Crossroads Christian Communications, Inc. For more about the fund or to make a donation, visit .

Andy McNabb

Tue Sep 26 7:31 am  #2

Re: David Mainse: "One soul is worth more than the whole world.”

Canada's Pastor for over 50 years. He had at least one of his programs on almost every local tv station in Canada. I remember watching him as a small child on CKNX TV. The program was tape delayed by a full day. It was live on Global. He will be missed.

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