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RIP David A. Gentiles, 1951-2009

December 19, 2009

Sad, sad news tonight. The kind of news that makes you feel you’ve been punched in the gut. David Gentiles, co-pastor of Journey Imperfect Faith Community, has died from injuries sustained in an accident earlier this week. I don’t have details on the accident, but I have been watching the online tributes pour in. And I stopped by the church today where there was a round-the-clock prayer vigil. This man gave and received love like nobody’s business. He was decent and genuine and faithful, and he adored his three daughters. And this just seems pretty unfair.

I’ll write more tomorrow.

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  1. B. Alan Bragg permalink
    December 20, 2009 11:19 pm

    Hi Eileen,

    If you ever met David, a pastor at Journey Imperfect Faith Community, you would remember him. He was small in stature, but a spiritual giant because of the generous way he loved people, no strings attached. He was at Planet Fitness on Anderson Lane on Monday/early Tuesday and after closing they found him not breathing with the barbell across his neck. Here’s some additional information. It’s painful when anyone dies, but when a genuinely good and extraordinarily loving person goes, seemingly before their time, it seems even more painful.

    http://burnsidewriters.com/2009/12/20/the-patron-saint-of-burnside/

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1039903841#/group.php?gid=27880117067&ref=ts

    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/davidgentiles/createorsignin

    Wishing you and yours the blessings of the season,

    Brady

    Direct Line: 512.470.3311

  2. Kirby Hale permalink
    December 23, 2009 12:34 am

    I am very sad to hear about the passing of David.
    He was my youth pastor at Covnant Babist Church in San Antonio
    and we went to camp with Hunters Glend where he was when he left us
    in 1989.David was a great person and he always commeted on us and he was always
    intrested in us at Covnant.I saw David 16 years ago at Camp when he was at River Bend and
    Kenny Wood and him were working together.

    Kirby Hale

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