Monday, 30 March 2009

Wynne Lewis

We received the sad news towards the end of last week that Wynne Lewis had gone home to be with the Lord.

It feels like the end of an era. Wynne was a very influential leader within the Pentecostal movement in general and within Elim in particular. He saw God's blessing wherever he went. His years at Kensington Temple will be remembered as a time of explosive growth as he took KT into realms of expansion that had seldom if ever been seen in any church of any denomination in the UK in the twentieth century.

In recent years, Wynne became a good friend and spoke at leaders' events in Crawley and at our Sunday gathering. I have benefited enormously from Wynne's leadership, encouragement and wisdom.

At times like this one can begin to understand David's reaction to the death of Abner:

"Then the king said to his men, "Do you not realize that a prince and a great man has fallen in Israel this day? And today, though I am the anointed king, I am weak." (2 Samuel 3.38-39)

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