New York pastor passes away

Plattsburgh, New York

L. Duane Lum, pastor of the Plattsburgh, New York, Church of the Nazarene, passed away March 20. He was 58.

Lum was born May 10, 1956, to Leonard and Lillian (Leach) Lum. 

He began pastoring in 1991, serving at the Lake Houston, Texas, Church of the Nazarene. Lum pastored the Glenpool, Oklahoma, Church of the Nazarene for eight years before moving to New York to pastor the Plattsburgh church with his wife, Rebecca.

Lum was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in 2014 after being previously treated for colon cancer. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca; their children, Kevin (Charla) Lum and Elizabeth (Dan) Hale, and four grandchildren.

memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. March 27. The service will be broadcast through the church's Ustream channel.

Memorials may be made to:

Plattsburgh Church of the Nazarene
187 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901

Prayer is requested for the Lum and Plattsburgh church families.

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