Remembering Evangelist John Stott

By   •   July 27, 2011

“The evangelical world has lost one of its greatest spokesmen,” said Billy Graham in a statement today, “and I have lost one of my close personal friends and advisors. I look forward to seeing him again when I go to Heaven.”

Rev. Stott’s death was announced on the website of All Souls Langham Place, the church he attended as a child, then led as rector after he was ordained. It was there, during the 1954 London Crusade, that Mr. Graham first met Stott.

In 1955, Stott introduced Mr. Graham to C.S. Lewis and in 1960, Stott participated in a gathering of 33 Christians leaders in Switzerland, led by Mr. Graham, that discussed God’s Strategy in Missions and Evangelism.

That meeting foreshadowed another in 1974 when Billy Graham convened the first-ever Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Lausanne, Switzerland. While he was the visionary for this Congress—possibly the greatest Evangelical gathering of missionary leaders in history up to that point in time—John Stott was the chief author of the Lausanne Covenant, the document which came out of that conference.

John Stott Ministries President Benjamin Homan reported that Stott’s death has come following a few weeks of discomfort, and that the death was simply related to complications related to old age.

A memorial service will be held at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. Please visit the John Stott memorial page for more details and to sign the remembrance book.

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5 Comments

  1. Dieudonné says:

    God is so great! I am an Evangelist from Rwanda. I want to become like John Stott especially in remaining faithful to the Evangelical and Apostolic Gospel-Which only saves!

  2. Oladipupo says:

    Great is the faithfulness of our God….

  3. Daniel Valencia says:

    He was one of the writers God used to help me to keep my faith alive during the University years. Thanks God for such a man.

  4. Linda says:

    OUR FAMILY LOVES UNCLE JOHN STOTT!! THE LORD JESUS USED UNCLE JOHN TO TEACH ME HOW TO PRAY!

  5. Grace Berger says:

    Dear Mr.Graham Peace be with you. When the LORD calls our loved ones home JESUS leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Jesus said all souls are mine so we thank the LORD for the time Jesus has given us with Mr. Stott, his laborer sowing his seeds. Mr.Stotts saved soul and remember when Mr. Stott saw Jesus he had such joy that no MAN could take it from him. When we all get to heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be,when we all see Jesus will sing and shout the victory!!!!! It is better to go to the house of mourning. Better is the end of a thing than the beginning to die is to gain. Sorrow is better then Laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. The LORD is close to the broken hearted and those that are crush in SPIRIT. Mr. Graham Peace be with you, Blessed is he that come it in the name of the Lord. The church cry's come sweet JESUS. God Bless.