A global livestream memorial service on May 29 honoured the life of our beloved founder, Christian evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias, who died on May 19 after a brief battle with cancer. The celebration of Ravi’s life and legacy is available to watch on YouTube and on Facebook.
The programme begins with a half-an-hour special retrospective of Ravi’s global influence.
Ravi Zacharias spent the past 48 years traveling the world to commend the Christian faith and address life’s greatest existential questions of origin, meaning, morality, and destiny with eloquence and grace for a variety of audiences. Through his founding and leadership of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), Ravi launched a global team of nearly 100 Christian scholars and authors who continue to speak, resource, train, and address the questions of millions around the world.
The story of the gospel is the story of eternal life. My life is unique and will endure eternally in God’s presence. I will never be “no more.” I will never be lost because I will be with the One who saves me.
Tributes to Ravi included homages from family and friends, including RZIM President Michael Ramsden, athlete and author Tim Tebow, Brooklyn Tabernacle Senior Pastor Jim Cymbala, and Passion Movement Founder Louie Giglio. Musical artists Matt Redman and Lecrae performed.
Margie and the Zacharias family have asked that in lieu of flowers gifts be made to the ongoing work of RZIM. Ravi’s heart was people. His passion and life’s work centered on helping people understand the beauty of the gospel message of salvation. Our prayer is that, at his passing, more people will come to know the saving grace found in Jesus through Ravi’s legacy and the global team at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.