CTS (now YES TV) was founded in 1998 as a broadcast corporation separate from the Crossroads ministry, and rebranded as YES-TV in 2014. Mainse has requested that a memorial fund, The David Mainse Memorial Fund, be established after his death to support Crossroads and three charities led by his children.
Mainse is survived by his wife of 59 years, Norma-Jean, and four children, 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The memorial fund will be administered by Crossroads Christian Communications, Inc."David's greatest hope was not rooted in this world, but in eternity," Crossroads Chairman Gil Scott stated.
Mainse, an ordained pastor with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, is known for pioneering Christian television in Canada by founding the non-profit Crossroads in 1962, which produces 100 Huntley Street, the longest running daily Christian television program in Canada."He will be dearly missed by the Crossroads family, and by the millions of Canadians whose lives have been touched by his public ministry," said Crossroads Chairman Gil Scott in a statement.
Gil recalled that despite Mainse stepping down officially as CEO and host of 100 Huntley Street in 2003, "he never really retired.
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