Dominican Republic Central district superintendent passes away

Pictured left to right: Sarah, Carmen, and René Acosta.

René Acosta, superintendent of the Dominican Republic Central District, passed away October 7.

Acosta pastored several churches from 1977 to 1986, when he became district superintendent. He served as rector of Dominican Republic Nazarene Seminary twice, from 1994 to 1996 and from 1998 to 2001. In addition to his role as district superintendent, Acosta was also the country ministry coordinator.

The seminary will hold a memorial service in his honor 3 p.m. Saturday.

Acosta is survived by his wife, Carmen Checo de Acosta, and daughter, Sarah. Carmen is a member of the Mesoamerica Regional Advisory Committee and the Church of the Nazarene General Board. She is also the director for the Dominican Republic Bible Society. 

Prayer is requested for the Acosta family. More information will be posted as it is made available.