International Evangelist R.W. Shambach Dies

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Christians around the world are mourning the loss of international evangelist R.W. Schambach.

The East Texas-based pastor died of a heart attack Tuesday. He was 85.

Schambach and his wife ministered through international crusades and inner city tent meetings for more than 60 years.

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Schambach preached in more than 200 countries boldly proclaiming, "You don't have any trouble … all you need is faith in God."

"Legendary father of faith, R.W. Schambach, was received by the Lord to his reward Tuesday, Jan. 17, when his heart failed," a statement on his ministry website said.

"His life and ministry were a divine military mission, which began on a destroyer off the coast of Japan in WWII. He and his wife Winn served in international crusades, inner-city tent meetings, bringing countless thousands to the saving knowledge of Jesus for over six decades," the statement read.

Schambach was a graduate of the Central Bible Institute in Springfield, Mo., in the mid-1940s.

His daughter, Donna, now runs the Schambach Ministries located in Tyler, Texas.

Memorial services are scheduled for 7 p.m., Feb. 3 at the Rose Heights Church of God in Tyler, Texas.

--Published Jan. 19, 2012. 

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