Passionate ‘Outback Pilot’ Les passes away

KNOWN as the ‘Outback Pilot’, Georges Hall resident Les Nixon graduated to heaven on Sunday. He had been in palliative care for two weeks, and passed quietly in his sleep.

Les and Martha were delighted to celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary on June 5, with their sons, David, Jonathan and Daniel, and their families.
Les spent his entire life serving God – from evangelical ministry on the streets of Sydney with Open Air Campaigners in the 1950s and bible training in the USA at Bob Jones University, to tent ministry in Australia and touring for the 1959 Billy Graham Crusades in New Zealand and Australia.
Of course, his commitment over the past 60 years as founder of Australia’s Outback Patrol, continued right through the last months of his life, and the ministry shall continue for years to come.
“The goal of Outback Patrol is to try to meet some of the human, emotional, and spiritual needs of families who live in 55 of the most remote and isolated town-ships inland,” Les wrote on his website.
“These are the people who struggle against the ravages of floods, drought and isolation and the disadvantages of remoteness. Our volunteer evangelists go to the people who live in towns that are too small for a church, but too big to overlook.”
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, July 20, at 11am, at Narwee Baptist Church, 33/39 Baumans Road, Peakhurst, with a light reception following in the church hall. All welcome.