Rob Frost

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Revd Dr. Rob Frost (27 April 1950 – 11 November 2007) was an English Christian evangelist, broadcaster and author who founded the Share Jesus International missionary agency. He was national evangelist for the Methodist Church from 1986 to 2007.

Early life[edit]

Robert William Frost was born in Yorkshire and trained as a Methodist minister at Hartley Victoria College in Manchester in the early 1970s.[1]

His first ministerial posting was for three churches in the Pontefract area in 1975 before moving to Tooting, London, in 1979, from where he went on to continue his Methodist ministry around south London. Following gaining his PhD from King's College London in 1995, he lectured in mission and evangelism at London School of Theology and several other theological institutions throughout the U.K.[2]

Broadcasting and media[edit]

Dr Frost wrote more than twenty theological and devotional books, including a handful of Christian novels and presented Frost on Sunday on Premier Radio for many years.[3]

He used his media presence to advance the cause of Release International, a charity which campaigns on behalf of persecuted Christians and of which he was Honorary President from 2004.[1]

Death and legacy[edit]

Frost was diagnosed with skin cancer in June 2007 and began treatment.[1] He was taken into hospital on Wednesday 7 November 2007, as his condition worsened and shortly later died from liver failure as a result of a secondary melanoma.[4]

Over 2,000 people attended his memorial service at Central Hall, Westminster, on Saturday 12 January 2008.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frost, A., 'Rob Frost - Reflections on a Life Well Lived' (2008), pub. Authentic Lifestyle, ISBN 978-1-85078-804-1
  2. ^ [1] Obituary from Network Norwich
  3. ^ [2] Details of Premier Radio show.
  4. ^ Obituary from The Times newspaper
  5. ^ [3] Memorial Service, Article from Christian Today.

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