The Australia Southern District reported a church member died in a major crop and scrub fire that started in Pinery and swept across the Adelaide Plains north of Adelaide, Australia.
Allan Tiller, a farmer who also served as the church secretary of the Pinery Church of the Nazarene, was killed fighting this fast moving fire. He is survived by his wife, Jenny, who was previously the Nazarene Missions International president of the Gawler Church of the Nazarene. Allan was well known on the district and will be missed by his family, church, and community.
“We are comforted by knowing that Allan was a committed believer in Jesus Christ who said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die,'” said Ian Davidson, former superintendent of the Australia Southern District.
The Asia-Pacific Region Church of the Nazarene, along with the entire church in Australia, extends condolences to Jenny Tiller and their family and friends in the Pinery and Gawler congregations.