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Tribute for Pastor Quinn

Pastor Quinn Davis

December 6, 1966 — December 12, 2018

 

Beloved husband, father, son, brother, friend, pastor and mentor of many, Quinn Davis graduated into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 3:45 am on December 12, 2018 leaving a remarkable legacy of one who walked with the Lord in truth with all of his heart and soul.

 

Quinn was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1966. Early in his life the Davis family moved to Victoria, B.C. where Quinn attended elementary school. The family returned to Regina in 1976 and his parents eventually purchased a farm in Lemberg where Quinn completed his schooling. On January 21, 1982 Quinn asked Jesus to be his own personal Lord and Savior while attending an evangelistic meeting with his best friend, Brooke Mercer.

 

After graduating from high school Quinn began a career in radio and television broadcasting. In March of 1987 he began seeing Pamela Dimler, of Grenfell Saskatchewan. Quinn responded to the Lord’s call into ministry by enrolling in the Full Gospel Bible Institute, now Eston College located in Eston, Saskatchewan. Quinn and Pam attended Full Gospel Bible Institute together and it was during this time that Quinn met Pastor Glen Nudd. After his first year of bible college, Quinn had the opportunity to do his summer internship with Pastor Glen in Calgary. After his second year of bible college Quinn married Pam, the love of his life, on July 15, 1989.

 

Following their wedding, Quinn and Pam moved to Calgary where Quinn served as an Assistant Youth Pastor with Pastor Glen. In January 1991, Quinn and Pam moved to St. Stephen, New Brunswick where Quinn served as the Youth Pastor and Pam as the Christian Education Director at Gateway Cathedral. It was here that Quinn and Pam met Jennifer Cooke, who was to become the perfect helpmate for Glen! During this time the Lord blessed Quinn and Pam with the birth of their first daughter, Kiersten.

 

In March 1994 the Davis’ moved back to Saskatchewan where Quinn served as the Assistant Pastor at the Estevan Apostolic Church. In June, 1996 the door opened for Quinn to join Glen on staff at Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel while working part time at Floater Staffing. Shortly after Quinn and Pam moved to Calgary their family was completed with the arrival of their second daughter Jessalyn.

 

For the last 22 years Quinn served with excellence as the Executive Pastor of RMCC where he played a pivotal role in starting and overseeing many very fruitful ministries including the children’s ministry, youth ministry, young adults ministry and men’s ministry. As well, Quinn initiated ministry opportunities in Peru and Israel as well as a long list of outreach activities in the Calgary area.

 

Quinn had a contagious love for Jesus! He loved children and he loved to see people on fire for serving Jesus. He had unlimited energy and enthusiasm for seeing people saved and equipped for ministry and he devoted endless hours to training and encouraging men and women in the study of the Word of God and service to the Lord, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

He started and led a variety of discipleship programs at RMCC laying the foundation that others are now building on including the development of Calvary Next, a new discipleship ministry focused on training the next generation to serve the Lord. Quinn’s desire was to see all of the Lord’s children serving and growing. He set a high standard for his own service and for others, something his pastor and best friend Glen deeply appreciated.

 

On Father’s Day in 2018, a month before being diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Quinn gave his last sermon to the fellowship at RMCC. Teaching from 1 Kings 2, Quinn exhorted the church that we are to walk before the Lord in truth with all our hearts and souls and he ended his message with the following charge to the church: “Let us never neglect the Word of the Lord!”

 

Quinn’s last words to the church reflect how he lived his life as a Christian. He put his life verse of Romans 12:1-2 into practice every day by rising in the early hours of the morning to present himself as a living sacrifice to the One who he loved with all his heart.

 

Quinn will always be remembered as a great husband, a great father and a great man of God. He left everyone who knew him a tremendous example of wholehearted service to the Lord through an unwavering commitment in living out the Word of God practically to all those he encountered.

 

Aside from his relationship with Jesus Christ, Quinn’s top priority was loving and serving his family in his own home. His greatest passion in life was to be a thoughtful, loving husband to Pam and a fun-loving, faithful Dad to Kiersten and Jessalyn. His extended family were of utmost importance to him and they always knew of the deep and abiding love he had for each of them.

 

As the Apostle Paul wrote to the Philippians in chapter 1 and verse 20 … … so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. Quinn’s life and his passion magnify the Lord. He will be greatly missed by Pam, his wife of 29 years, his daughters Kiersten and Jessalyn, his parents Jack and Heather Davis, his sister Rhonda Croal, Pam’s parents Richard and Marcia Dimler, Pam’s brothers Ken and Mark Dimler and many other close relatives and good friends including his best friend and partner in ministry Pastor Glen Nudd.

 

A celebration of Quinn’s life will be held on Monday, December 17 at 11:00 am at First Alliance Church, 12345 – 40 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta. A light lunch will follow the service. For those who are considering sending flowers to the family, please consider a memorial donation in support of Calvary Next c/o RMCC (calvarychapel.ca).

 

The Davis family sincerely thank Quinn’s family doctor, Dr. Ana-Maria Oelschig, Oncologist, Dr. Dean Ruether, Dr. Boles from Tom Baker Cancer Clinic Unit 47, and Homecare Nurse, Thea Trottier as well as the countless numbers of nurses and doctors who cared for Quinn in Vienna, Austria. All of these professionals provided wonderful care to Quinn and their kindness and sensitivity during very trying circumstances is greatly appreciated.

 

Condolences can be sent to www.myalternatives.ca.

December 14, 2018

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