German Christian preacher Reinhard Bonnke has died at the age of 79.
The news of his death was shared on his official Facebook page where it was revealed that he died peacefully surrounded by family members.
The statement 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.
Reinhard Bonnke was born on April 19, 1940, and was an evangelist known for his missions across the African continent. He studied at the Bible College of Wales and after graduating, pastured in Germany for seven years.
Bonnke began his African ministry in Lesotho in 1967, spreading the gospel to other countries. He is survived by three children and eight grandchildren.