The death of a renown German Pentecostal evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke has been announced. He died at the age of 79.
Popularly known for his gospel missions throughout Africa, Bonnke passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, December 7. His death was published on his Facebook page and reads“It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.“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,”
Bonnke first visited Nigeria in 1991. His visit to Kano, northwest Nigeria, caused riots in the city as some Muslims protested over remarks he had reportedly made about Islam in the Kaduna. He, however, returned to preach in Nigeria nine years after the incident.
Many of his well wishers and fans have taken to social media to sympathize with his family and the entire Chritian body.