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Popular Christian author Tim Keller dead at 72

"Timothy J. Keller, husband, father, grandfather, mentor, friend, pastor, and scholar died this morning at home," Keller's son Michael wrote on social media.

Published: May 19, 2023 2:15pm

Best-selling Christian author and pastor Tim Keller passed away at his home Friday due to pancreatic cancer, according to his church. 

Keller was the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and was diagnosed with cancer in May 2020. 

"It is with a heavy heart that I write today to inform you that Redeemer Presbyterian Church founder and long-time senior pastor, Tim Keller, passed away this morning at age 72, trusting in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection," Bruce Terrell said on behalf of the Redeemer Network Leadership Team. "We are forever grateful for his leadership, heart, and dedication to sharing the love of Christ with others."

Keller's son Michael wrote on Twitter earlier this week prior to his father's death that "Dad is being discharged from the hospital to receive hospice care at home." 

Michael also announced his father's death via social media. 

"Timothy J. Keller, husband, father, grandfather, mentor, friend, pastor, and scholar died this morning at home," he wrote. 

Keller has authored many Christian books, including "Prayer" and "The Prodigal God."

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