Amarillo pastor diagnosed with Leukemia


Don Lane, pastor and founder of Citychurch in Amarillo, was diagnosed with leukemia on Nov. 15. He is undergoing 14 chemotherapy treatments at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he received a liver transplant several years ago.

On the Citychurch Web site, Lane’s son, who is a co-pastor at the church, commented on his father’s condition.

Last week Dad was admitted into B.S.A. hospital here in Amarillo with what we thought were some symptoms related to his liver transplant he recieved in 1996.  We soon learned that his symptoms were caused by a blood condition that was causing his white blood cell count to reach dangerous levels.  He was then transported by ambulance to the Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he recieved his transplant and they are the most familiar with his particular needs.It was in Oklahoma City that they diagnosed him with leukemia.  

The leukemia had caused the elevated white blood cell levels and will require immediate chemotherapy.  We expect that he will be in O.K.C. for 3 to 4 weeks while he is undergoing this treatment.  During this time, he is taking a leave of absence from his daily work here at Citychurch, but is still working as much as he is able to communicate the Gospel and love his family.

More infomation about Lane’s condition and his ministry can be seen in an article by Cheryl Berzanskis at the Amarillo Globe News. To view the article, click here.

Please keep Lane and his family in your prayers as he goes through treatment for the leukemia. If you wish to send a message to Lane, e-mail it to the church at

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