KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday for the funeral of the founder of Killeen’s Christian House of Prayer, one of the area’s largest ministries.
Bishop Nathaniel Holcomb died on Nov. 27.
He was 66.
The 2,200-seat chapel was filled for the service Thursday morning.
A private burial was scheduled after the service.
Holcomb started a Bible study in January 1980 after arriving for duty at Fort Hood that grew from 13 people into Christian House of Prayer Ministries.
He was born and reared in Philadelphia.
In 1976, he and his family moved to Los Angeles.
Holcomb, who once had a recording contract with Motown Records, later joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C., before he was assigned to Fort Hood.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III, a Copperas Cove High School graduate, tweeted Thursday that Holcomb’s impact on his family and friends “is immeasurable.”
“I know you are dancing down the streets of heaven and you probably had to take your jacket off from sweating too! #RIP,” Griffin tweeted.