Pastor Dante passed away last week Friday, from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was 73.
Many don’t know this man, but once you knew him, he was definitely hard to forget. He preached with an energy so few have. His laugh, from deep inside, was contagious, as was his smile. He loved his wife and family with everything he had, and fought to stay with them as hard as he could.
His life was also turned around by God and the power of the Holy Spirit. His was a life of drugs, crime and jail time until God changed his heart. He had a passion for prisoners, drug users, and the ones trying to stay clean, the lost, lonely, and forgotten, and loved them back to their Savior.
He was loved by so many and he will be sorely missed, myself included.
Rev. Dante Alighieri Venegas, 05 October 1933 – 13 April 2007