The prominent Christian pastor, theologian and author was born on September 23, 1950, in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Keller is widely recognized for his influential work in Christian apologetics and his efforts in connecting the Christian faith with contemporary culture.
Keller co-founded Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City in 1989, which grew into a thriving congregation with multiple locations. Under his leadership, the church became known for its emphasis on reaching urban professionals and skeptics with the Gospel message.
Keller retired from his role as senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in 2017, but he continues to be involved in ministry and writing.
Throughout his career, he has authored numerous books that explore various aspects of the Christian faith, addressing topics such as theology, apologetics, Christian living, and the intersection of faith and culture.
Some of his notable works include “The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism,” “Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical,” and “The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith.”
Keller’s approach to ministry emphasized the importance of intellectual engagement with faith, thoughtful cultural engagement, and the transformational power of the Gospel.
His teaching and writing have had a significant impact on many Christians and non-Christians alike, as he sought to address the questions and doubts of a skeptical generation while remaining grounded in orthodox Christian doctrine.