From his beginnings in Virginia, he became a born-again Christian at age12 and surrendered his life to ministry at 14.
He became known around the globe for his long-term ministry as senior pastor and pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, for his service as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, through his many books, and by the thousands of In Touch telecasts seen around the globe.
Certainly, he was a living testament to his famous saying, “Fight all your battles on your knees and you win every time.”
How often have I also been reminded of his often-quoted quip, “Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him!”
I can’t begin to imagine what life would have been like without Dr. Stanley’s wisdom shared so openly and fervently concerning salvation,