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Died: Herb Lusk II: ‘Praying Tailback’ Who Gave Up Football for Ministry
First NFL player to kneel and thank Jesus in the end zone said caring for souls and helping people in poverty were more meaningful than fame.
Died: Queen Elizabeth II, British Monarch Who Put Her Trust in God
In her seven-decade reign, she spoke regularly of the importance of her personal faith.
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Died: Kees de Kort, Beloved Bible Artist
The Dutch illustrator’s bold and simple work shaped “the biblical cosmos of images” for millions.
Died: Rodney Stark, Sociologist Who Said Religion Is a Rational Choice
His theories of conversion and competition shaped widely held views of church growth and decline.
Died: Stuart Briscoe, Renowned British Preacher and Wisconsin Pastor
As a child, he found the courage to be a nonconformist. As an adult, to trust the Holy Spirit.
Falleció Ron Sider, evangélico que impulsó la acción social
El autor de Cristianos ricos en la era del hambre defendió que la pobreza era una cuestión moral.
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Died: Carey Latimore IV, Historian who Held Up Black Christians’ Unshakable Faith
He saw African American history as a “window into the essence of the gospel.”
Died: Ron Sider, Evangelical Who Pushed for Social Action
Author of “Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger” argued poverty was a moral issue.
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Died: Fred Carter, Little-Known Black Artist Behind Chick Tracts
“Shy” creator drew stories of sin and salvation seen by millions.
Died: Franz Mohr, Master Piano Tuner and Evangelist
The chief concert technician for Steinway & Sons gave Bibles to the world’s greatest pianists and told them about Jesus.
Died: Gerald Coates, New Church Movement Pioneer
He preached a nonreligious Christianity that emphasized authenticity, creativity, and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Died: Gary North, Who Saw Austrian Economics in the Bible and Disaster on the Horizon
The prolific writer promoted Christian Reconstructionism, libertarian Ron Paul, the gold standard, and fears of Y2K.
Died: Ray Bakke, Who Believed Christians Are Called to Cities
Urban missiologist urged evangelicals to cross racial and cultural lines for the sake of the gospel.
Died: Duane King, Pastor Who Saw the Need for a Sign Language Bible
He didn’t know anything about deafness. But he believed the gospel is for everyone.
Died: Robert Shine Sr., Black Baptist Leader in Philadelphia
The pastor was “not a kingmaker” but called Christians to see social issues as God testing the church.
Died: George O. Wood, Who Led the Assemblies of God into Growth
As general superintendent, he brought women and minorities into leadership, added “compassion” to the denomination’s constitution, and set ambitious goals for church planting.
Died: Frank Barker Jr., PCA Founder with Passion for Evangelism
He personally led more than 10,000 to Christ and grew Briarwood Presbyterian from a storefront to a megachurch.
Died: Bill Glass, Football Star Who Changed Evangelical Approach to Sports and Prisons
The Cleveland Browns defensive end was good at sacking quarterbacks, but his real passion was witnessing for Christ.
Died: Marcus Lamb, Daystar Founder Who Believed TV Opened a Window for the Holy Spirit
After setting himself apart from corrupt televangelists and achieving incredible early success, the Christian network chief lived from scandal to scandal.
Died: Labib Madanat, Who Showed the Bible to Palestinians and Israelis in Word and Deed
Son of Jordanian missionaries organized the Holy Land’s Bible societies and demonstrated the gospel’s love and forgiveness amid war and terror.

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