Timothy Keller to step down as lead pastor of Redeemer July 1
Prolific pastor, teacher and author Tim Keller is reportedly stepping down as Senior Pastor of the church he founded in Manhattan effective July 1, according to Bethany Jenkins, contributor to The Gospel Coalition, an organization Keller helped start, among others.
The announcement is reported to have been made this morning at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and then tweeted by Bethany Jenkins who serves as Director of The Gospel Coalition’s Every Square Inch, the Director of Vocational & Career Development at The King’s College, and the Founder of The Park Forum.
Keller founded Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan in 1989 despite his relative lack of experience and after two others had turned down the position. Today the church’s attendance is over 5,000 each week.
Keller is the author of numerous books bestselling books including The Prodigal God, Center Church and The Reason for God. He is also founder of Redeemer City to City, a church planting network targeting the largest cities in the world with Gospel centered churches.
According to Jenkins, Keller will transition leadership of the church to its existing leadership team while Keller continues his work training leaders through their seminary, church planting network and other initiatives.