Nathaniel Holcomb, Founder and Pastor of Christian House of Prayer in Central Texas, Dies at 66

Bishop Nathaniel Holcomb and wife Valerie Holcomb

Nathaniel Holcomb, founder and longtime pastor of the Christian House of Prayer, one of the largest churches in Central Texas, died Tuesday. He was 66.

Holcomb’s death was first announced in a brief statement on his church’s website and social media.

“Our beloved apostle, bishop and Pastor Nate Holcomb received his promotion this afternoon and is now in the presence of the Lord,” the statement read in part.

The news of the beloved preacher’s death spread quickly on social media, prompting reactions from many in his community.

“I’m saddened by the news that Bishop Nathaniel Holcomb, pastor of my church the Christian House of Prayer has passed away and gone on to be with the Lord,” Killeen City Councilman Gregory Johnson began in a statement on Facebook.

“He lived a rich and fruitful life that inspired many generations to follow and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. He has left a true legacy and example for aspiring servant leaders like myself to follow. Over the years, I’ve come to admire his professionalism, meekness, faith in God and dedication of service to those he was called to serve,” he continued. “Rest in Peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones and the Christian House of Prayer family.”

Bishop LaDell Thomas Jr., with Cathedral of Deliverance and Praise in Harker Heights, Texas, said Holcomb will “never be forgotten.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair