Augustine David Henderson was a man after God’s own heart and a follower of Jesus Christ. An iconoclast by nature, “Dave” (as most knew him) lived his life in places most were afraid to go. He joined the fray on December 10th, 1953 in Albuquerque, NM and departed for glory on January 18th, 2022 in Annandale, VA
Dave’s eternal life began at age 17, when he accepted Jesus’ payment for his salvation, then was filled with The Holy Ghost. He led many to a relationship with Jesus through his effective and fervent Gospel preaching. He was an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician. He founded the band, “Welcome to Loco” and used his guitar and banjo skills for the Lord as he led worship, in spirit and in truth.
Dave worked as a carpenter most of his life until an unction from the Holy One grafted him into full time evangelism in Washington DC, where he founded JesusHouse Ministries. His famous “Jesus Loves You” van was an inspiration to many. Multiple times he faced death and imprisonment for his preaching in Southeast, DC. He and his brother, Jim Henderson won multiple court battles for the right to preach the gospel, including “Crist Clinic for Women vs Augustine David Henderson and James Henderson” and “Henderson vs Lujan”.
He is reunited in paradise with his beloved wife, D’Ann Sue (Denton) Henderson, his parents, Col Paul Francis Henderson II and Patricia Clementine (Quinn) Henderson, his brother Thomas Louis Henderson and niece Meriam Rebecca (Ables) Dull.
His legacy includes his 4 sons, Matthew Henderson and partner Poni of Detroit MI, Denton Henderson of Jefferson City TN, Irving Henderson and wife Jessica of Chantilly VA, and Paul (Joshua) Henderson of Annandale VA; his lone grandchild, Oakley Henderson; his 7 siblings, Mary Pat McKevitt of Clinton NY, Brian O’Malley of Sante Fe NM, Paul Henderson III and wife Carol of Somerset KY, Patricia Miljanich of Nipomo CA, Joe Henderson of Bandera TX, Mary Henderson of Holly Ridge NC, and Jim Henderson and wife Terri of Jacksonville NC; and his best friend Winston the Bulldog.
He is remembered as a loving father of 4 in the flesh and many more in the spirit; a man of whom the world was not worthy.
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