Tim Keller, best-selling Christian writer and noted theologian has been admitted to hospice care at home after a long battle with pancreatic carcinoma, according to his son.
“Today Dad will be discharged from hospital and receive hospice care in his home. In the last few days, Dad has asked us to often pray with him. Michael Keller posted on their Twitter page his father that had expressed his desire many times to go to Jesus in prayer. “His family feels very sad because we wanted more time but we realize he only has a short amount of time left.”
Keller’s family updated their status and said that Keller was grateful to all who had prayed for him.
“I am thankful for the love of my family.” According to the latest family update, he said, “I’m grateful for the time God gave me, but am ready to see Jesus.” “I cannot wait to see Jesus.” “Send me home.”
Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic carcinoma in May 2020.
He has been undergoing chemotherapy for two years. In January, he was participating in an immunotherapy drug study at the National Institute for Health Bethesda in Maryland.
“I can’t wait to see Jesus. Send me home.”
Keller, however, announced on Facebook in March that despite the fact that the immunotherapy had successfully killed 99% of cancerous tumors, additional cancerous tumors returned, and he would need to undergo another variation of his previous immunotherapy.
Keller wrote: “They were in inconvenient locations, so doctors encouraged us again to undergo the treatment, targeting a new genetic marker for cancer.”
In April, he said he had recovered from his treatments and that it would be “a long and slow process to get back.”
Thank you for your prayers. I’m still recovering from treatment for cancer down at the NIH. I’m not out of the woods yet, as it will be a long and slow process back.
Today’s lunch was a PB&J sandwich; don’t eat the crust. pic.twitter.com/GXtPwScnTr
— Timothy Keller (@timkellernyc) April 15, 2023
Kathy Keller, Keller’s spouse, posted a Saturday health update on social media, asking for prayers for her husband, who had suffered from “complications” after his recent cancer treatment.
“Tim has been discharged from the hospital after complications with his treatment. He is now recovering at home.” “Please continue to pray throughout this slow recovery,” wrote the woman.
The 72-year-old longtime pastor revealed that he spent a large part of this year undergoing cancer treatments. He then used the remainder of his free time to write, mentor and spend time with his family.
Keller has also survived thyroid cancer. He was diagnosed in 2002.