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‘A Giant Of The Christian Faith’

by | Wed, Jan 11 2023

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Prolific Christian author and hymn writer Pastor Jack Hayford has passed away at the age of 88.

CBN News remembered him as “A giant of the Christian faith”.

The man known affectionately as ‘Pastor Jack’ was the founding pastor of The Church On The Way  megachurch in Los Angeles.

The church grew from 18 members to more than 12,000 by the time he passed on the mantle of senior pastor in 1999.

He wrote more than 50 books and composed more than 600 hymns and choruses.

They included the widely recorded worship song Majesty.

‘Pastor Jack’ also founded the evangelical King’s University in Texas and served as chancellor.

He played a major role in the Promise Keepers men’s movement and was president of The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel  from 2004 to 2009.

Current president Randy Remington told Charisma Magazine  that Jack Hayford was: “A kingdom ambassador whose influence transcended denominational, generational, and global boundaries.”

“Pastor Jack lived a life devoted to Jesus, one which he never wavered in or strayed from. Thousands of pastors found encouragement, inspiration, and lifelong ministry principles through his Pastor’s Schools and conferences. His books, songs, and teachings will continue to inspire and mentor generations to come,” he said.

His kingdom work will continue through the resources he left behind with Jack Hayford Ministries.