I just learned of the passing of Pastor Ken Silva. The following was posted by our friends at Stand Up For The Truth website:
One of our dear comrades, Pastor Ken Silva, has passed away after a long illness.
Ken died last night in his New Hampshire home. A veteran researcher and reporter, Ken founded Apprising Ministries as well as Christian Research Network, two foundational apologetics sites where he wrote about trends in the church. Ken loved the Lord and loved sharing his faith. In recent years his degenerative illness worsened, and it became more difficult for Ken to write.Ken has also been a pastor at Connecticut River Baptist Church in Claremont, New Hampshire, since 2003.This past July, Ken reached out to many of us in “discernment ministries,” with word on what he was going through physically, financially and spiritually:“…Our plan is for me to still try and battle through all of this because it truly does seem like, at its root, it’s a spiritual thing. Unfortunately though, I’m certainly not Job. We really need much prayer support to weather this.As always we are very grateful for those of you who have been praying for, and financially supporting, AM these past nine years. That said, I must tell you that we are currently in the worst financial slump we’ve yet faced.”Please pray for his many friends and family members, especially his wife Donna.
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“And I pray there is someone to carry on the ministry at Apprising.org. With several Christians in ministry that I know of passing away recently, I've been thinking about our "legacy" and pondering how to train others to carry on our discernment ministries.”
We need more Ken Silvas. We need men and women of courage who, if called for this kind of ministry, will do so without fear, and knowing that they have the responsibility to expose corruption, false teaching and compromise, no matter where and who the source is from.
(source, emphasis mine)
- This doctrine is to be believed and held by all the faithful in accordance with the ancient and unchanging faith of the whole Church…