Evangelical Leader Rev. John Stott Dies

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Renowned Christian leader Rev. John Stott passed away in his sleep, Wednesday, at his home in London.

Stott, considered one of the greatest evangelical thinkers of the 20th century, led an evangelical resurgence in England in the 1960s and 1970s.

He influenced Christians worldwide through his preaching and writings. He authored 50 books during his lifetime.

Stott was ordained by the Church of England in 1945 and served at All Souls Church in London for more than 60 years.

His ministry spanned the globe with a variety of outreach programs. His ministry also has offices in the United States.

Stott believed God wanted to see the church grow in maturity and not just numbers. This was a major emphasis of his work. 

Along with the Rev. Billy Graham, he helped craft the 1974 Lausanne Covenant, helping define the evangelical movement.

"The evangelical world has lost one of its greatest spokesmen," Graham said of Stott's passing. "And I have lost one of my close personal friends and advisors."

In 2005, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.  Stott was 90 years old.

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