Jump directly to the content

Peter Gillquist, Leader of an Evangelical Exodus Into Eastern Orthodoxy, Dies of Cancer

Former Campus Crusade for Christ leader led thousands into the Antiochian Orthodox Church in the 1980s.

Peter Gillquist, the former Campus Crusade for Christ leader who led an exodus of thousands of evangelicals into the Orthodox church in the 1980s, died of cancer on Sunday, July 1, in Bloomington, Indiana. He was 73.

Gillquist, director of missions and evangelism for the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese until he retired this past January, helped revive the Orthodox church's evangelistic roots. "Up until recently, Orthodoxy has been the best-kept secret in America," said Gillquist to CT in 1997. "Those days are over."

In a major cover story, CT reported on those who argue that the future of evangelicalism lies in the past as more and more evangelicals reconnect with the early church. Others appreciate Orthodoxy but explain why they don't convert.

CT has also reported how evangelical seminaries have wrestled over whether faculty who convert to Orthodoxy can still sign faculty faith statements.

Support our work. Subscribe to CT and get one year free.
Related Topics:None
Posted:July 5, 2012 at 1:09PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
Ken Starr Fired? Baylor Reviews Investigation into Football Sex Scandal
America's biggest Baptist university expected to announce changes next week.
Why Most Pastors Don't Do Prison Ministry
Most have gone to jail (to visit), but few have former inmates in their pews.
Where Successful Church Plants Get Their Money
Here's how church plants become self-sufficient—and what financially stable churches have in common.
Evangelicals Cheer Pro-Life Vote at Methodist Conference
(UPDATE) On the last day of the General Conference, Methodists repeal four decades of Roe v Wade support.
Christianity Today
Peter Gillquist, Leader of an Evangelical Exodus Into Eastern ...