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Pastor James McConnell: End of a remarkable and often controversial life

Obituary: Pastor James McConnell personified old-style evangelism

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Pastor James McConnell preaching at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in Belfast in 2010. Credit: Stephen Hamilton

Pastor James McConnell preaching at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in Belfast in 2010. Credit: Stephen Hamilton

Pastor James McConnell preaching at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in Belfast in 2010. Credit: Stephen Hamilton

The death of Pastor James McConnell at 84, after a long illness, marks the end of the remarkable career of a man from humble beginnings who forged a strong evangelical ministry converting thousands of people to fundamental Christianity, and often creating controversy along the way.

In May 2014, for example, in a sermon at the Whitewell Metropolitan Church, which he founded, he claimed that Islam was “spawned in hell.” Subsequently after a 2015 court case he was found not guilty of making “grossly offensive” remarks about Islam.


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