Three weeks ago today, Rev. Dr. John Stott passed from this life to meet his Savior. It was 3 months since his 90th birthday and he had been in failing health. To be relieved of his suffering, surrounded by friends and family, was a blessing and answer to many prayers.

Since then, tributes have poured in from all over the world – literally – for this simple, humble man of integrity who loved Jesus.  His 50 books, published in the millions, and his mentoring and training of pastors will bear fruit for generations.

I never met ‘Uncle John’ personally but heard him preach at All Soul’s in London, the church where he spent his entire ministry, and more recently in New York at the American Bible Society in 2005.  Then he exhorted us not to be content to be babies in Christ, but to respond to God’s call to be mature in our faith, as evidenced in our word and deed.

Stott’s funeral was on August 8th at All Soul’s and memorial services are being planned all over the world for those who loved him and were profoundly impacted by his life.  The one in New York will take place on Weds Sept 7th @ 7.30pm at 111 E 87th St, between Park and Lexington.  Rev Richard Bewes, also a former rector at All Soul’s will preach.  This church is also appropriately called ‘All Soul’s’.

If you’ve never heard of Stott before now, or if he’s profoundly influenced your faith, come and hear what promises to be a convicting tribute celebrating the life of one of God’s good and  faithful servants.

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