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Ravi Zacharias has died from cancer

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/19/20, 10:01 am

Ravi Zacharias, the Christian author and apologist who traveled the world teaching others to defend the faith, died on Tuesday of cancer, his family announced. He was 74.

What is his legacy? Born in Delhi, India, Zacharias converted to Christianity as a teen. He studied theology in Canada and went on to found Ravi Zacharias Ministries International in 1984. The organization now employs about 75 apologists who train Christian leaders around the world. His wife of 48 years, Margie, survives him, as do three children and several grandchildren.

“My dad’s humility, grace, tenderness for people, and above all love for the Lord are forever imprinted on my mind, my heart, and my life,” his daughter Sarah Davis wrote.

Dig deeper: Read Katie Gaultney’s obituary of Zacharias for more stories about his life and ministry.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • PAMom
    Posted: Tue, 05/19/2020 05:07 pm

    So sad for his family and for those of us who admired his way of making apologetics understandable for the rest of us, but so happy for him. I can only imagine the rejoicing in heaven today! Well done, faithful servant.

    Posted: Wed, 05/20/2020 08:03 pm


    I agree with all of what you said.

    Posted: Tue, 05/19/2020 10:09 pm

    Dig deeper? Katie Gaultney’s "obituary" of Zacharias has limited stories about his ministry.