Former General Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance and senior UK church figure, Rev Dr Joel Edwards, has died from cancer.
On Wednesday morning, the family confirmed the passing of the 70-year-old pastor by posting a letter Rev Edwards had written thanking people for their prayers.
“This is to say a final goodbye. First, my incredible thanks for your prayers, love and holding on with me to that fingernail miracle,” the letter said.
“Words cannot express the depth, breadth and height of my gratitude, but I have gone home.
“My earnest prayer is that your faith and tenacity on my behalf will not be considered a pointless religious exercise, but that it will have strengthened your faith in a God who is marvellous, mysterious and majestic in all that He does: The Faithful One.”
My friend Joel Edwards went home to the Lord Jesus today. We were exchanging messages until the end and he was always kind and wise and irreverent. It’s so typical of him to lead well and point beyond himself to Jesus – even in his dying. pic.twitter.com/n59BKFLXUj
— Pete Greig (@PeteGreig) June 30, 2021