Tim Keller — a prominent evangelical pastor, author, and theologian — has died at the age of 72 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Church announces its announcement
Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan — which Keller helped found — sent a statement to members of the congregation saying he died Friday morning, the Christian Post said.
We will always be grateful for his dedication, love, and leadership in sharing Christ’s love with others. We will miss him here but we know that he is celebrating with his Savior in Heaven,” Redeemer said, according to the Post which cited Church leaders.
The statement of the church added that Tim “loved what he was doing.” He loved to interact with Redeemer’s congregation and ministry leaders around the world. He loved to communicate the wonder and power of the gospel. You would be quickly disarmed and brushed aside if you addressed him as Dr. Keller. The statement continued, “Just Tim, please” according to the Post.
The Post reported that Keller was born on May 30, 1950, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The outlet reported that he received a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He also holds a Doctorate in Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary.