Pastor James McConnell has left a poignant legacy

A letter from David Fleming

By Letters
Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 8:07 am
Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

A well known church leader in Northern Ireland, Pastor James McConnell, has died after a long illness at the age of 84.

He was founder of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in Belfast and drew attention in 2015 for a sermon on Islam, free speech and religious freedom – but, after being prosecuted, was later acquitted by a court.

Well known to my family in Northern Ireland, his ministry was Bible-believing, dynamic and one of Godly conviction. His truthful teachings which culminated with many souls being led to Christ is a poignant legacy.

The Senior Pastor of his church, David Purse, stated “It is with sadness and indescribable pain that we announce to you this morning The Lord Jesus called our beloved Pastor McConnell home to glory. However we comfort ourselves with the knowledge that he is absent from the body to be present with the Lord”.

It speaks volumes!

David Fleming

Downham Market, Norfolk

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