Joe Nay

Joe Phillip Nay

Saturday, June 8th, 1929 - Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Reverend Joe Phillip Nay, 91, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 in Mansfield, Texas.

Joe will be honored at a Celebration of Life service on Wednesday, July 8th at 11:30 a.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Tx 76013. The family will have a private graveside service at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date.

Joe was born in Borger, Texas on June 8, 1929 to Earl B. and Olive Essie (Roach) Nay.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 – 1953. After his military service he attended University of North Texas. He was raised a Southern Baptist and initially trained in Southern Baptist Seminary. He has served in the ministry for 49 years. At age 38, he was born again and called into the ministry full time. God’s plan did not include a ministry in the Baptist denomination, as he received the infilling of the Holy Spirit and his first three years of ministry was traveling with Kenneth Copeland Ministries. In 1970, Joe Nay Ministries was founded and he was ordained in 1971 by Kenneth Copeland and licensed through ICFM and Tom Underhill Ministries. He began holding meetings all over the United States and in foreign countries.
He pastored for five years before returning to the road ministry. Joe co-authored “Awaken the Genesis Within”.

Joe was a New Testament Prophet, Evangelist and Teacher. He was motivated by love and his passion was to teach and encourage the Body of Christ to be all they are intended to be. He had an intense desire to see God’s people fully understand and experience the benefits of the covenant and the Gifts of the Spirit. Mind Renewal was at the center of his teachings.

He was especially impassioned to see the church experience, the fullness of God’s grace and love and had a burning desire to see the misconceptions of the offices of the five-fold ministry dispelled so that all members of the Body of Christ had a true understanding of and the function of these offices and their own ministry gifts.

Words of Knowledge, Words of Wisdom, Prophecy and the Gift of Faith flowed freely with the ministry of the Word. Faith was energized and expanded and the spirit man encouraged and empowered to receive all that God has made available to the believer as the Word was preached through this charismatic and dynamic man of God.

Joe will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather with a lifetime of ministry and a Love for the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his parents, former spouse, Joan Nay, brothers, Earl B. Nay, Jr., Bart Nay and sister, Yvetta Hughes.

Survivors: Wife of 27 years, Anita J. Nay; daughters, Phyllis Cotter and husband, Jim, and Kimberlee Ennis and husband, Bill; son, Stephen Roberts and wife, Dixie; grandchildren, Jennifer Hoffman and husband, Joseph, Jeff Cotter, Chelsea Noll and husband, Nick, Ashlee Kendrick and W.T., Krystal Roberts, Alicia Thompson and husband, Phil, Madyson Roberts; great-grandchildren, Ella, Ava, Kylie, Addison, Emily, Anniston, Aubrie, Elijah, Bentley, Makenzie, Hailee,Noah, Ashston & Corbin; and numerous other family members and friends.


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  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 11:30am
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Parkway
    Arlington, Texas 76013
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  • Interment

    Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Candy Tilton

Posted at 01:54pm
Phyllis & Anita I want you to know that it was my pleasure to call Joe, Uncle. I loved him & am proud to be call his niece. He helped me in ways all will never no! I am proud to say that he is with our Lord & Savior.

Bobby & Vicki Mihlhauser and James Greer

Posted at 05:53pm
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John Whelan

Posted at 04:36pm
Anita deepest sympathy for you and your family that Joe so treasured. Joe was a remarkable man and a wise spiritual teacher who walked with such love for our Savior and his fellow man. He was an example to us all and will be so missed but there is comfort in knowing that he is now at peace with the Lord he truly knew and loved. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant...enter thou into the joy of the Lord" Mathew 25:21. I have been so very 'blessed' to have had such a loving true friend and a friend who also had such a fantastic sense of humor. I am going to really miss our talks, our lunches and our connection. John W.

Tamara Wood

Posted at 05:19pm
Kimberlee, Words can't express the sorrow I feel for you and your family. Your father was such a Special Person to me, I loved Pappa Joe dearly, and his sweet smile will be missed so very much. He always made me feel so welcome. I will keep you, Anita and the entire family in my prayers. Tamara

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