In Memoriam: Jack Kinsella, 1952-2013

It is with a profound sense of personal loss that we must announce the Home Going of John (Jack) Kinsella Thursday, March 14, 2013. Thankfully, the loss of this wonderful friend and colleague is but a blip –a momentary pause— in the context of Eternity. He is where we all would want to be if we could but truly comprehend the Glory that awaits the Believer in Jesus Christ.

Jack was a friend that always strove to put forward the Gospel Message, and he did so in creative and unique ways that none others could. His prolific writing, backed by research done almost exclusively by him, alone, was nothing short of flabbergasting too many lesser mortals –like me. Yet he seemed to easily manage doing other things of astounding accomplishment, such as writing much of the news text for his friend Hal Lindsey, who presents The Hal Lindsey Report each week. Jack always took time to honor the requests of friends, such as when I asked him to write a foreword for my book The American Apocalypse.


His widely distributed daily electronic, journal of essays , The Omega Letter, was , it seemed to me, each a masterpiece of issues and events analyzed under the microscope of God’s prophetic Word. Thankfully, The Omega Letter archives are voluminous, and structured in ways that will provide godly wisdom and a research data base until Christ’s Return.


The following is Jack’s initial obituary released through The Omega Letter of March 15, 2013. It reflects the quality of the man Jack was, and just how great is our loss and Heaven’s gain.

John “Jack” Michael Kinsella was born October 7, 1952 in Fort Erie Ontario and went home to be with the Lord March 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm at the age of 60.

Son of the late, Jack Kinsella and Doris Kinsella (Winn).

John lived his life as a hero beginning at age 10 when he received the Carnegie award for heroism. In 1969, John signed up to the US Marines at the tender age of 16 where he served until 1975 receiving an honorable discharge. During his service for the Marines, John also had a battle with cancer and won. He then began his career in law enforcement in North Texas reaching the rank of Captain before the age of 30. He then headed back to his hometown of Fort Erie where he dedicated his life to the service of the Lord Jesus Christ preaching, teaching and mentoring until the Lord took him from this world to grant him his heavenly rewards.

John is survived by his wife, partner and best friend Gayle Kinsella (Snyder). His brothers, Roy, Walter and Tony Kinsella, his sisters Jacqueline Anderson, Barbara Dumelie and Georgina Wisbey and all of their children, who greatly admired their Uncle “Johnny”.

He leaves behind six children, Karen Velemirovich (Mike), John Kinsella, Charlyn Fischer, Richard Kinsella (Nikki), Michael Fischer (Kerilyn) and Jessica Cook to whom he freely shared all his accumulated wisdom. John loved and enjoyed all of his 9 grandchildren, Hannah, Jacob, Michael, Taya, Bailey, Sarah, Tristan, Lorilai and Natasha.

John was also a loving cousin and nephew to the Opatovsky, Pooler, Spear and James Families.

John lived his life to the absolute fullest and made every moment count. Being ready at all times to give an answer for the hope that was in him. --Terry