Popular Pastor, Bestselling Author Tim Keller Dead At 72

Tim Keller, a renowned theologian and best-selling Christian author, died on Friday after a courageous fight against pancreatic cancer, according to an announcement from his church.

Keller, who served as the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, received a diagnosis of stage four pancreatic cancer in May 2020. Despite the severity of his condition, he remained resilient in his battle against the disease.

“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.