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Died: John Edmund Haggai, Evangelist Who Trained Evangelists
Southern Baptist pastor promoted a new strategy to spread the gospel globally.
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Died: Harry R. Jackson Jr., Charismatic Bishop and Trump Adviser
Predicting a movement of black conservatives coming out of megachurches, he joined forces with the Religious Right to influence national politics.
Died: Juan Stam, Missionary Who Defended ‘Radical Evangelicalism’
The seminary professor taught Latin American Christians to apply the Bible to social and political contexts.
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Died: Luci Swindoll, Who Believed in God’s Grace and Being Herself
Woman of Faith speaker celebrated life of singleness.
Died: Thomas Howard, Author Who Said ‘Evangelical Is Not Enough’
In spiritual memoirs, son of prominent Christian family wrote about finding the fullness of his childhood faith in the Catholic church.
Died: José María Silvestri, Pastor Whose Small-Group Ministry Discipled Argentina
Founder of Iglesia Evangélica Misionera Argentina died of COVID-19.
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Died: J. Delano Ellis II, Bishop Who Promoted High Church Pentecostalism
He believed church renewal would come from ardor and order of Spirit-empowered African Americans.
Died: Stuart King, a Pilot Who Survived D-Day to Help Found Mission Aviation Fellowship
How could aircraft serve Christian ministries and humanitarian missions? The Brit was part of a cohort of aviation enthusiasts devoted to finding out.
Died: Édouard Nelson, a French-American Church Planter Who Wanted Secular Parisians to Know the Gospel
The vice president of the Evangelical Council of Churches in France was passionate about training and equipping the next generation of leaders.
Died: John K. Yambasu, Methodist Bridge-Builder and African Leader
The Sierra Leone bishop convened a pivotal roundtable to resolve longstanding UMC divisions over LGBT issues.
Died: John Lewis, Preaching Politician and Civil Rights Leader
From Freedom Rides to March on Washington, Selma protest, and House of Congress, he showed that "Sometimes you have to find a way to get in trouble, good trouble."
J. I. Packer, ‘Knowing God’ Author, Dies at 93
The influential evangelical theologian leaves a final lesson for the church: Glorify Christ every way.
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Died: Peter Maiden, Who Saw Expanded Role for International Leadership in Global Missions
The British evangelical led Operation Mobilisation through time of transition.
Died: Beka Horton, Who Developed Abeka Christian School Curriculum
With her husband Arlin, she rejected secular education and pioneered an alternative that started with student discipline.
Died: Francis I. Andersen, Scholar Who Used Computers to Study the Bible
He found ‘awesome reality of a living God’ in the grammar and syntax of Hebrew Scripture.
Ravi Zacharias Dies of Cancer
The famous apologist was 74.
Died: Joyce Lin, Missionary Pilot Transporting Coronavirus Supplies
The American crashed just months after she started flying in Indonesia.
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Died: Darrin Patrick, Who Used His Fall and Restoration to Help Struggling Pastors
(UPDATED) The St. Louis pastor spoke up about the difficulties faced by leaders and critiqued “celebrity culture” in ministry.
Died: Sy Rogers, Who Testified God Changed His Sexual Identity
Ex-gay leader encouraged people to pursue faith in “the darkest corners.”
Died: Vinson Synan, Historian Who Saw Breadth of Pentecostalism
In scholarship and ministry, he argued for an expansive and expanding Spirit-filled Christianity across traditions.

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