David Allen Reeves
Pastor David Allen Reeves, 53, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss. The funeral service will be Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Oasis Church of All Nations with Robbie Wier, Alvin Woods, Bob Wilburn, Val Treece, Linus Vaughn, Rick Wier, Tommy Kelly and Chris Roy officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, from 5 until 7 p.m. in West Hall at Waller Funeral Home and again prior to the service beginning at 9 a.m. at the church.
Born Oct. 1, 1964 in Greenville, Miss., Pastor Reeves received his BA from Tomlinson College in Cleveland, Tenn. Throughout his teenage years and into early adulthood, Pastor Reeves felt called towards serving others in the name of his Father. Following His direction, he completed his Doctorate at Christian Life School of Theology and began working towards building a community to serve all of God’s children. Under his leadership, Oasis Church of All Nations was formed.
As Senior Pastor for 19 years, Pastor Reeves served as a spiritual mentor to countless people. He shared deep devotion and such a great love with his spiritual sons and daughters that they affectionately called him Father. His desire to lead people to know Jesus and experience the love of Christ could not be contained within the walls of his church. His passion for outreach led him to minister throughout the United States and across the world into Australia, Africa, Mexico and Europe. He was an example of a man of action living his life following the direction of his favorite quote: “If love doesn’t work, don’t try anything else.”
In addition to husband, Father and friend, he was the beloved “Coach” to many young people, volunteering his time serving as a youth football and baseball coach. He often said, “This life is but a dressing room for eternity.” His family finds comfort knowing he spent his life leading others to experience the love of Jesus and he now rests in his eternal home.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Goss Reeves of Oxford; a daughter, Amber Reeves Appel and her husband, Steve of Oxford; a son, Christopher A. Reeves and his wife, Mary Beth of Oxford; his mother, Barbara Dearman Reeves of Oxford; his father, David Burgess Reeves and his wife, Daisy of Abbeville, Miss.; a sister, Adonis Long of Oxford; three grandchildren, Brayleigh Reeves, Oliver Appel and Avery Reeves and his father and mother-in-love, Roy and Josie Goss of Greenwood, Miss. Additionally, he is survived by several nieces and nephews that he loved as his own.
Memorial contributions in Pastor Reeves’ memory may be made to www.pastordavidreeves.com or the Pastor David Reeves Fund, 861 Hwy 6 West, Oxford, MS 38655.
For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com or call 662-234-7971.