Famous Chinese Pastor Chen Xizeng Dies in New York
By Ruth Wang, August 03, 2017 05:08 AM
Famous Chinese pastor Chen Xizeng (A.K.A Christian Chen) passed away on the morning of last Thursday in New York.
His three children issued an obituary on that day:
It is with a grave heart, but with much peace, that we would like to share with you that our father went to be with the Lord at 10:12AM this morning. We thank the Lord that he went peacefully. We want to thank all the brothers and sisters for your overwhelming support through your calls, emails, and heartfelt thoughts. It was simply overwhelming.
We wanted to send this out to let brothers and sisters know as soon as possible. We will follow-up with a more detailed email soon.
In His Unfailing Love,
Ezra, Esther, and Daniel
As a Chinese Bible scholar, Rev. Chen gave sermons worldwide and produced several Christian books. His sermon videos are widely circulated on the Internet and edify a large percentage of Christians in China.
A Chinese Christian WeChat account shared that Chinese Christians called on prayer for the pastor since he was diagnosed with colon cancer on July 9, 2017.
-Translated by Karen Luo
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