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