R. C. Sproul, Influential Pastor, Author, and Founder of Ligonier Ministries, Has Died

Veronica Neffinger

R.C. Sproul, the influential Christian leader who founded Ligonier Ministries, died today, December 14, 2017.

Ligonier Ministries made the announcement via Twitter. They included a picture of the notable Christian apologist, author, pastor, and ministry founder along with the sad news:

“The Sproul family has shared the sad news with us that our founder, Dr. R.C. Sproul, went home to be with the Lord this afternoon. Please pray for the Sprouls. Further updates will be available soon.”

Sproul had been hospitalized with a serious respiratory condition, as previously reported. Last week, Ligonier Ministries posted an update on his health:

“Dr. Sproul remains in a serious condition, his breathing being supported by a ventilator. He is currently sedated as the medical staff in ICU continues to monitor his health, even as they attempt a number of techniques to eliminate any infection.”

Sadly, the doctors were unable to successfully treat Dr. Sproul’s condition, but we rejoice that he is at home with the Lord.

Sproul was born on February 13, 1939. He was 78 years old when he died.


Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Publication date: December 14, 2017