May 19, 2024

Renowned Christian Author and Theologian Tim Keller Passes Away After Battle with Pancreatic Cancer

Tim Keller
Tim Keller

Christian author and theologian Tim Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, passed away Friday at the age of 72 after battling pancreatic cancer.

Keller was initially diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in May 2020. His church, through Bruce Terrell on behalf of the Redeemer Network Leadership Team, announced his death and expressed gratitude for his leadership and dedication to spreading the love of Christ.

Keller’s son, Michael, shared on Twitter that his father was being discharged from the hospital for hospice care at home, and later confirmed his passing, stating that Keller died at home with his wife by his side.

Throughout his illness, Keller underwent two years of chemotherapy and participated in an immunotherapy drug trial at the National Institute for Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Although the immunotherapy initially showed promising results by eliminating 99% of the cancerous tumors, Keller revealed in a Facebook post in March that additional tumors had returned, necessitating a modified immunotherapy treatment. Despite the challenges, Keller remained resilient and optimistic.

Keller’s battle with cancer was not his first encounter with the disease. In 2002, he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which he successfully overcame. His determination to continue serving and sharing his faith despite personal hardships inspired many.

The passing of Tim Keller leaves a void in the Christian community and beyond. His teachings, books, and sermons have touched the lives of countless individuals seeking spiritual guidance. Keller’s legacy will be remembered for his intellectual rigor, his commitment to Christian principles, and his unwavering faith.

As the news of Keller’s passing spreads, tributes and condolences pour in from individuals who were influenced by his words and teachings. The impact of his life’s work will certainly continue to resonate, and his contributions to theology and Christian literature will leave a lasting imprint.

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