Timothy Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, has been discharged from the hospital and will ‘receive hospice care at home’.
“Health Update: Today, Dad is being discharged from the hospital to receive hospice care at home. Over the past few days, he has asked us to pray with him often. He expressed many times through prayer his desire to go home to be with Jesus. His family is very sad because we all wanted more time, but we know he has very little at this point. In prayer, he said two nights ago, “I’m thankful for all the people who’ve prayed for me over the years. I’m thankful for my family, that loves me. I’m thankful for the time God has given me, but I’m ready to see Jesus. I can’t wait to see Jesus. Send me home,” his son Michael Keller said on Twitter.
Keller, also an author, had been readmitted to the hospital on Sunday, one day after being released, as his family requesting everyone to continue to pray for him.
Keller, who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer, has recently been in and out of the hospital, according to numerous posts made on his social media account by family members.
His wife Kathy had previously stated on May 13 that her husband was “out of the hospital and recovering at home after complications from his treatment.” Additionally, she requested prayers for what she described as a “slow recovery.”
Keller had previously stated in April that he was “recovering from treatment for cancer down at the NIH.” He said it was going to be a “long and slow process back.”
The 72-year-old Keller has been using social media to share what his cancer diagnosis has taught him about God.