It was only in our last issue that HEART celebrated the ministry of David Pawson on his 90th birthday, but he ‘ascended’ to be with his Lord and Saviour on Ascension Day, 21 May.
After a long battle with bone cancer and a form of Parkinson’s disease, Rev Pawson passed away peacefully, without pain, at the nursing home where he had spent the last few years.
His website states: “David has left a huge legacy with many thousands finding the Lord through his ministry. He leaves us with a wealth of biblical recorded wisdom… He was an advocate that the solution to every situation can be found by reading the Scriptures.”
Dr David Landrum, director of advocacy at Evangelical Alliance, wrote on Twitter: “What an extraordinary Bible teacher. He had a huge impact on me when I was saved 29 years ago. Eternally grateful.”
Robin Lane of Christian Friends of Israel UK shared an anecdote from a preaching seminar that David led in 2010, aged 80: “He… completed the day by preaching an evangelistic sermon. His passion for preaching was still so strong that when he finished the sermon his audience rose spontaneously to give him a standing ovation. It was a very special occasion.”