Tim Keller, retired New York megachurch pastor and bestselling author, dies at 72

by | May 19, 2023 | Religion

(RNS)— Tim Keller, an influential Presbyterian Church in America minister who founded a network of evangelical Christian churches in New York City, has died.He was 72.
Known for his brainy and winsome approach to evangelism, Keller founded Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan in 1989, and grew the congregation into a hub for a network of church across the city. His 2008 book, “The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism,” reached the New York Times bestseller list. His books have sold more than 3 million copies.
He had been under treatment for pancreatic cancer after announcing in June  2020 that he had the disease. On Thursday (May 18), Keller’s son, Michael, posted a message that his father had been released from the hospital and would receive hospice care at home.
“It is with a heavy heart that I write today to inform you that Redeemer Presbyterian Church founder and long-time senior pastor, Tim Keller, passed away this morning at age 72, trusting in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection,” Bruce Terrell, a leader of the Redeemer Leadership Network, wrote in an email announcing Keller’s death.
“We are forever grateful for his leadership, heart, and dedication to sharing the love of Christ with others. While we will miss …

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