The Rev. Terence Keane, 51, died July 20 at Methodist Medical Center of heart failure.

Keane was instrumental in keeping Sanctuary of Love Church open and operational after the founding pastor suddenly left in 2006. He will be very missed by the Christian gay community.

Keane is survived by his partner of 11 years, Tony Hurst; his mother, Rita Keane; his siblings, Anne Van Lone, Martin Keane and Jimmy Keane; and nephew, John Keane.

He is also survived by his church family at Sanctuary of Love as well as the members of sister churches Promise MCC and Living Faith Covenant Church.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Promise Worship and Community Center, 2527 W. Colorado Blvd. in Dallas.