David was such a precious gift from God to His world! His utter devotion to the Lord, his compassion, his love, his joy, his vibrant outpouring of all God planted in him will continue to bless and minister to all of us. May his legacy in his precious family continue to do the same.
Thank You, Lord!
To The Mainse/Crossroads Family & Friends,
I am so very grateful to have been a part of this wonderful ministry. David Mainse's story is an incredible message of hope and a significant reminder of Jesus' Faithful Companionship to those who love Him. David made his life work about making Jesus' Will, his command. What a testament to his faith. I am sure he is being welcomed Home in a Heavenly Celebration. His earthly journey has ended, and yet David's dream and his love will live on in his family, friends of Crossroads, as they carry on God's Work.
My Thoughts & Prayers Are With You All!
I loved His heart. I felt Jesus through him!!
Thanks for teaching me more about the heart of God, Mr. Mainse. See you again one day. ????
Humanly speaking, it was truly sad to hear of the medical struggles David endured for the past five years but totally amazed as he fought through this great battle with such great faith as he continued to keep his eyes on Jesus, His Lord and Saviour, as he continue to share his faith always pointing to the Saving power of Jesus Christ, and actively promoting the reading of the Word of God through the 100words blog and, in the past year and half, the vlog. What a powerful testimony of the faithfulness to God as he laid his hands on one man to be his instrument in sharing and promoting the Gospel. What a powerful testimony in the Celebration of Faith Service as we joined together to give thanks to God for His Life, Ministry and Devotion. What hope we have in Christ! Absent from the body and present with the Lord. "A Living Hope, a place reserved in Heaven"!! Blessings, encouragement, strength, comfort and peace to his wife of 59 years, Norma-Jean, and to his amazing family of sons and daughters, their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. May God continue to be glorified as we all have been challenged by David Mainse's life of faithfulness in sharing the gospel, holding to the Word, fervent prayer and a commitment of reaching souls for Christ. I know I have been deeply challenged by his life. May God continue to use all of us for His Glory. (Samuel Fame)
I started watching 100 Huntley in 2010. It brought me peace and hope during a difficult time. I listened to the many inspiring stories on the program which brought me to another level in my own relationship with God. The prayer team was also a great support. Though what touched me the most was the absolute warmth my mom and I experienced from David Mainse and his lovely wife Norma Jean, upon visiting the Crossroads Centre for a healing prayer service back in 2014. We were the first to arrive and never having been there before, perhaps felt a little awkward. Not to mention we are also Catholic, but does that really matter when we all love and believe in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ? Suddenly, in walks David Mainse and approaches us with the biggest smile. He graciously welcomed us and made us feel at home. Before leaving the Centre my mom was sitting in the lobby waiting for me. When I returned she told me that Norma Jean came up to her and gave her a kiss on the cheek. I was so touched! What a beautiful and god-filled man, along with his wife. I pray that now David our friend and brother, is in his eternal home with God the Father. Thank you for all you have done through your ministry.and for your wonderful family and team that will carry on your legacy. We will miss you David Mainse.
May you feel Jesus right beside each member of your family! May everyone see the reflection of Jesus in this celebration of the life of Pastor Mainse!
The lives He touched out number the stars !
He was a blessing to my soul and will always be in my heart.
He wrote to me personally to teach me about how God wants my attention always not just sometimes. It was a letter of honest love even though he did not even know me. He answered my questions!
God love your family and bless all you will do in the future.
Saddened to know that we have lost a spiritual giant, but happy to have personally met him several times.
I remember the evening that my phone rang, when the voice on the other line spoke, there was no mistaking that voice. He asked if it was possible For me to set up a meeting with a meal & invite some people. It was a beautiful time of fellowship & of course he wanted done testimonies. Lol
He will surely be missed, but his legacy lives on & in capable hands, support if family & a strong ministry
Our heart & love goes out to beautiful Norma Jean & his huge beautiful families.
Now rejoicing with the angels, waiting for his family & friends to join in the heavenly celebrating with Jesus, our Saviour & Lord Praise the Lord
The Norman Family
My mother and I have watched 100huntley for years. She's gone on now . So it's just me , I also look forward to your 100 words blog each morning with my coffee. Sending love and prayers to all your family and staff at 100huntley. You will be missed by so many. My favorite bible verse. The joy of the Lord is my strength.
OK so I'm Catholic, and I am not a member of his congregation. Still, I believe David Mainse is a man who truly loved (and loves even more now) Jesus. Because of this, I think he is beloved by Him. Please pray for him and the repose of his soul to join into the creator he so loves.immediately. Prayer is never unanswered - and it won't hurt to do this nor for anyone who so loves the Lord.
Words cannot describe the tremendous sense of loss we feel; this old world is so much poorer -- but Heaven is so blest to receive our precious David Mainse. In all of my long years as a child of God, I have never known another whose total, joyous devotion to the Lord came close to that of this servant of the Lord. Every fibre of his being, body, soul, and spirit, was vibrant with his enthusiastic worship of his Master and his passion to draw the lost into the arms of the Saviour Who had died for them. He was one instance of total devotion to his Lord, and to the lost He had paid the ransom for. The Master will have welcomed him with great joy, and his reward will be great. He will see our Jesus, face to face, with great joy.
May the Master comfort those treasures he has left behind, and help them to take up the torch.
I missed signing the book when I was at the service, so will share here as I have on social media. I remember 1978 turning on the television and having a profound awakening, excitement that my faith really was alive. I listened to the testimonies on 100 Huntley Street and knew joy. By1979 I joined the team and grew up in my newly ignited faith as I summarized the programs, part of my job in the control room. David was our workplace shepherd and patriarch. I say David, but really, it was both him and Norma-Jean. It was a diverse, welcoming place where flaws and all -- and we had some -- there was the humility of our TV family father teaching us by his life and vision. I crossed Canada on that very special tour with 100 Huntley Street. I witnessed so much hope among Canadians and back home, the valuable volunteers, sincere, praying and praying for souls. There were so many wonderful memories of the Christian family, lighting the streets and nation with the Gospel. I thought that time with David would become a distant shadow as I left to teach public school. Then three years ago I bumped into David and Norma-Jean at the Sea of Galilee. It had been almost two decades. The memories rushed in. David really was more than a boss and a friend. He was a presence that stayed, and still stays , the Holy Spirit bringing us all together. Thank you, David, for your obedience and persistence to do God's will, no matter what.
Sincere sympathy to the family. David did a great work for the gospel in Canada. We trust that is he celebrating today in the Kingdom of Heaven.
I've been so blessed by the ministry of 100 Huntley St. So many prayers answered and always encouraged. David was always a giant of a man of faith and love for all people, Thank you Lord we will all be together again one day soon.
I was very grateful to meet David in person while employed at Expo 86. My sincerest condolences to his family.
It would have been during Pastor Mainse's time at Bethel Gospel Tabernacle in Hamilton (ON), that a relationship developed with my Dad. As a result, my Dad was often invited as a guest soloist in the mid 1970's and 1980's to 100 Huntley Street. I remember as a young boy and into my teens hanging around with my siblings at 100 Huntley Street. It was an experience I will never forget. Pastor Mainse was so full of life, passion and it was evident he loved the Lord and proclaiming the Gospel message. During those visits, I have no doubt he made an impact on me as a young boy. Growing up, my parents and Grandparents (Goobie) often watched 100 Huntley Street. They would have the t.v. on and turned up the volume when someone was singing. Even though I pretended not to be interested nor cared (at that time in my life), I listened to Pastor Mainse and his guests. Now, I can say there was a seed planted within me as a result of his ministry.
In the summer of 1990, my youth group at Bethel Gospel Tabernacle attended Circle Square Ranch. It was there that I had a powerful encounter with Jesus. Gave my heart to the Lord, surrendered to Him and shortly after, decided to go into full-time ministry. God has used men like Pastor Mainse to impact my life even when I did not realize nor recognize it.
I am grateful to the Lord for David Mainse, his life; vision; passion; his ministry and the impact he has had on Ontario; Canada, and the world. There is 100 % no doubt that he has been the greatest evangelist and pioneer in Christian television in Canadian history. I am grateful that Pastor Mainse obeyed the Lord's call on his life. Although he has gone home to be with the Lord, his legacy and impact will be felt for generations to come.
My sincere condolences to Norma Jean, the family, friends, staff, etc. My prayers are with you and may the Lord comfort each one of you during this time of sorrow.
My deepest sympathy to your family, your dad was a wonderful man of God and prayer warrior ! He prayed for me and my children when my husband abandoned us, and I will never forget him ! He went Home to Our Heavenly Father! And His reward ! Lovingly Nancy xx oo
A Man of God
A man of passion and humility
Thank you to David and Norma
For your love and prayers
for all you poured into me
In my time of need
Sharon Lee Carlson (Balkan)
We have been watching 100 Huntley for years and have been supporters of this ministry. We thank God for this program that brings hope and love across our nation. We will miss you David, but glad you are not suffering anymore. You have run the race and stayed the course and God will say, well done my faithful servant! We thank God for you & Norma-Jean who shared your lives with us and cared so much for our nation. Your legacy will continue on for the generations to come. Norma-Jean we will keep you and your family in our prayers for the days ahead. Keep staying strong for the Lord!
We have had the privilege of watching the development of Crossroads and 100 Huntley Street from it's earliest days.
Our children used to listen to the Circle Square program and all of the songs on Saturdays. David has been an example and inspiration to us and to our nation over many years. There has never been to our knowledge any hint of anything in his life or ministry that would bring reproach on the name of Jesus or the Christian world. As many have mentioned David was the same away from the camera as he was on the program.
When we were Pastors in Pangman. Sk. in the early 70s
David came through our area to minister and we had him visit us in our home on a couple of occasions. Later, in the early 80s when we were Pastoring in Calgary, David came to our church to get to know Don Wederfort, a helicopter pilot. Don then spent the next couple of years flying in Ethiopia assisting in the famine relief there as Crossroads reached out to starving people.
In 1994 we were in Israel and had the privilege of joining with David's tour group for a service together at the Garden Tomb which was a real highlight. Our youngest son was Director at Circle Square Ranch at Halkirk. Ab. for a few years and we again had opportunity on occasion to cross paths with David.
Although David is greatly missed, not only by family but also by people all across our country and the world. He leaves behind such a wonderful legacy. In many ways we are poorer but heaven (if it were possible) is now richer.
Our love, prayers and sympathy to all of David's family as well as all of the Crossroads family.
Thank you David Mainse for your faithful dedication to Canadians everywhere. Thanks to you and your wonderful prayer lines I found a fantastic church and gave my heart to the Lord at age 19. I have followed the Lord ever since and your T.V. program has been a beacon in the darkness for me. I cannot think of a more valuable cause to be a monthly contributor to and I pray that your legacy continues to shine the light of Jesus to every corner of Canada. Strength, Peace and comfort to Norma-Jean and all your family.