Reinhard Bonnke, Evangelist and Founder of Christ for All Nations, Dies at 79

Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, seen at age 75. | Facebook

Evangelist and Christ for All Nations founder Reinhard Bonnke has died at the age of 79.

In a statement, Bonnke’s wife, Anni, said he “passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family.” Bonnke is also survived by his children, Kai-Uwe, Gabrielle and Susie, and eight grandchildren.

“Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, it is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, evangelist Reinhard Bonnke,” she said.

“He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 7, 2019. For the past 60 years he has preached the glorious Gospel of Jesus throughout the entire world.

“We want to thank you on behalf of him and our family, for your kind love and unwavering support, which enabled him to preach the matchless message of salvation to countless people.”

The Bonnke family have asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to Christ for All Nations’ Gospel Crusades — large scale evangelistic events held in Africa.

News of his death Saturday was shared by Daniel Kolenda, Bonnke’s successor as president of Christ for All Nations.

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SOURCE: Christian Post; Christian Today