Dan Nicholson, 67, of Lawrence, Kansas passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 27, 1952, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the son of Roy and Helen Nicholson. He was one of two siblings.
Dan graduated from Salem High School in 1970 and then served in the United States Marine Corps from 1970-1976. Towards the end of this time, Dan became a Christian and discovered his true passion for ministry. He traveled to over 35 countries, sharing the gospel and ministering to those in need. He was the author of three books and has hosted or made appearances on multiple Christian radio and television programs. During the course of his ministry, he pastored churches in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Kansas, where he has been the pastor of Lawrence Christian Center for 26 years. Dan enjoyed nature, good food, coffee, and spending time with family and friends. He was known for his sweet, gentle, giving spirit, his love of family, and his wonderful sense of humor. An important part of Dan’s legacy to his children was his profound love for the Lord. Many people were touched by the life and ministry of Pastor Dan Nicholson and he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Liezl Nicholson and their young son, Aaron, and two adult children, Adam Nicholson and wife, Katie, and Jennifer Christensen and husband, Stephen. He also leaves wonderful memories for five grandchildren, Jacob, Lucas, Noah and Zoe Christensen and Joshua Nicholson, whom he loved spending time with.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Helen Nicholson, and his sister, Pamela Sue Nicholson.
Funeral services for the Rev Nicholson will be at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 27,2019 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with the Rev. Craig Alexander officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe account has been created to assist the family with expenses. Checks can also be made to Liezl Nicholson and sent to P.O. Box 247 Lawrence, KS 66044.
Gofundme link:https: https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-honor-of-pastor-dan-nicholson?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
Messages & Condolences
I got the sad news today of Dan going to be with the Lord, he will be greatly miss by his family and friends and the Community of Lawrence Kansas, He was my rock during the sickness and death of my husband John, sending love to his family! Rea Baxter
Dan was a friend who enjoyed ministry! He always had a word in season to those who were weary. Several times he gave me a prophetic word. It always came to pass. I remember as a pastor and healing evangelist he would Fast the entire month of January. God rewarded him openly for what he did in private. I met Dan during a transition time in my life. When other so called friends walked out, he walked in with arms wide open. I’ll always cherish the times God allowed us to fellowship, and receive from each other’s anointing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My prayers are with those who knew and loved him and grieve his passing.
So sorry to see Dan leave this life but I know he fought the good fight of faith right up until the end. He has entered his heavenly home. Dan loved everyone and went out of his way to minister to all he met. A good friend for over 25 years. I was blessed to minister for him recently. No matter how difficult the circumstances he always kept the faith. Thank God that his fight is over and now he is enjoying his heavenly home.
Dan was a man of God focused on serving Him with his whole being. His love and commitment to God, family, and ministry was an example to all who knew him. He will be missed but his life will live on through those who received his ministry.
Dan, was an incredible minister with a heart to serve and teach people. I met Dan and got to know him in Tulsa, where he traveled and ministered with Joe Jordan.
Our deepest condolences to Liezl, Aaron and all the family. We have known Dan for over 30 years. He was always a man of faith and a man of love. He will be greatly missed here on earth but we know he is in awe in the presence of the Lord.
Thank you Pastor Dan for teaching me and guiding me and putting me back together when I was broken. You continue to be a Blessing to me. 💙
I am a cousin of Dan Nicholson. He had given me a Bible earlier this year that was given to him by Jimmy Swaggart years ago, I have a few Bibles, but I will mostly treasure that one. I also have one of the books he had written years ago. My condolences to his family.
Dan was a blessing to my parents, Emerson and Hazel Knepper, and stayed with them many times in PA
I am Dan’s Aunt Sandy and live in Bridgeport, WV.26330 and I lived my nephew very much.His wity, silly jokes I could not wait to hear when I knew I was going to be seeing him.I could be a little “down” and boy, he sure fixed that.He knew exactly how I also love hus wife and little sun Aaron. Danny, as I called him, had the most faith and love for his LORD .I have never seen such faith in a person.He loved the Lord with every fiber of his being and was live and respected by all.I have never heard an unkind word about him.I am so thankful he is at peace now and resting in the arms if Jesus.
My deepest sympathy to the family. I am a postal clerk at the lawrence office and knew Dan very well and he would come inside and i would go and get his mail for him out of his post office boxes. I enjoyed talking with Dan pretty much on a daily basis and he was always very friendly. I have transferred out to the south post office but I always enjoyed Dan very much. He was a very great person
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