‘We lost a giant in Christian history’: 5 Christian leaders react to the death of Luis Palau

Samuel Rodriguez

Samuel Rodriguez
Courtesy of Samuel Rodriguez

The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, sent an email to supporters expressing his memories of the late evangelist.

“When I think of how to describe Luis Palau, the first thing that comes to mind is his joy. His radiant smile, his enthusiasm, his energy came from a deep love for Jesus and a passion for sharing grace and truth with anyone who would listen,” stated Rodriguez.

“Although Luis would not desire to glorify himself, we celebrate his faithfulness: because of his obedience over a lifetime, more than 1 billion people around the world have heard the Gospel.”

Rodriguez went on to note that Palau’s “friendship and mentorship meant more to me than words can adequately express,” adding that “he will be sorely missed here.”

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