Tim Keller Struggling from Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Tim Keller Struggling from Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

The son of pastor and best-selling author Tim Keller is asking for prayers for his father, who is currently "dealing with side effects of an immunotherapy treatment that he is undergoing" amid his battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

"Dad is currently dealing with the side effects of an immunotherapy treatment that he is undergoing," Michael Keller wrote in a Facebook post late Monday. "We ask that you continue to pray for Dad's healing and for the decisions of his doctors and medical team, who continue to provide excellent, compassionate care. Thank you for the outpouring of love and support. We deeply covet your prayers at this time," he concluded.

Keller, who was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2020, announced last month that he would be moving to the National Cancer Center in Bethesda, MD, on June 1 to participate in an immunotherapy trial.

"This has shown great promise in potentially curing cancer, though it is a rigorous and demanding month-long program (that will need updates up to six months)," he said on social media at the time.

Keller also asked for prayers because he and his wife, Kathy, would be "displaced" from their home and "separated from one another" since he would be living in the treatment center.

"Your continued prayers for truly miraculous effects of the procedure and minimal side effects would be very much appreciated," he concluded.

As reported by The Christian Post, Christ Presbyterian Church Pastor Scott Sauls, who considers Keller a mentor, urged his followers on social media to pray for Keller following the latest update.

"Friends, please pray for Tim Keller as he contends with some serious health complications, Sauls wrote. "Pray also for Kathy, their three sons, and their grandchildren, for the Lord's comfort and care," he added.

Keller, the founder of New York City's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and City to City, is a survivor of thyroid cancer, which he had back in 2002.


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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.