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A Tribute to Pastor David Hernquist, Servant Leader Extraordinaire

Created: Monday, 08 January 2024 00:26
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Rev David Hernquist Rev David Hernquist We are deeply saddened by the passing of Pastor David Hernquist, our dear friend and Ministry Colleague here at Intercessory Prayer Ministry International (PMI). He passed away on December 16 after battling pancreatic cancer. Pastor Hernquist was an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God denomination and served as the Senior Pastor of Van Nest Assembly of God Church in the Bronx for over 33 years. During his tenure, the church flourished into a multicultural, multi-generational evangelistic community with five services every Sunday and various ministry programs and activities throughout the week. In addition to serving as a Pastor, he also held different leadership positions in the denomination, including as a Presbyter for many years.


Pastor Hernquist was a veteran of the global prayer movement for several decades. He had a heart and a passion for the revival, healing, and transformation of nations, starting right here in New York City. Consequently, he was actively involved in various NYC prayer and evangelistic initiatives, such as March for Jesus, Bronx National Day of Prayer, Bronx Clergy Task Force, the Billy Graham Crusade, and the Annual Pastors Prayer Summit hosted by Concerts of Prayer Greater New York. He served as a board member of the organization for many years.


Since joining IPMI as an Advisory Board member in 2008, Pastor Hernquist has served the organization faithfully and exceptionally well at various times as an advisor, Conference Speaker, Planning Committee Chairman of the Annual Pastors and Leaders Prayer Symposium, and Facilitator of the First Friday Monthly Global Prayer Call (MGPT).


Those of us who knew Pastor Hernquist very well and benefited from his enormous love, wealth of experience, wisdom, profound humility, and exemplary prayer life demonstrated through his passionate prayer for the nations all shared our grief at the news of his passing. Pastor Hernquist has made an indelible mark on our lives here at IPMI and will long be remembered.


As we honor the life of this great servant leader at IPMI, let us cherish the remarkable legacy he has left behind, a legacy that was built and nurtured through prayer.

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