Jeremy Marshall, a former banker who led many people to faith and taught Christians of different denominations to come together and share the gospel, has died at the age of 60.
Mr Marshall was involved in numerous projects that aimed to make Jesus known in the UK ad abroad. He helped purchase a Christian bank, supported organisations like Christianity Explored, invested in training of ministers across the world and acted as a mediator between White British Evangelicals and Black African Pentecostals.
He became the CEO of Hoare’s Bank, the UK’s oldest private wealth fund. The people he worked with all agree that he had always acted with humility, kindness, and generosity. His father had smuggled Bibles behind the iron curtain on family holidays and preached the gospel in the town centre using a sign board.
Mr Marshall was a faithful servant of God. When he was diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer in 2013, he did not surrender to self-pity. He launched a second career as a senior statesman of the UK’s evangelical movement. In his book Beyond the big C: Hope in the face of death he portrayed a vision to unite and empower Christians from different backgrounds and denominations to share the gospel with passion and courage. He also created wider networks of community and friendship among believers, encouraging them to look after one another.
According to Graham Miller, CEO of London City Mission: “Jeremy was a faithful servant of God who used his gifts and resources to advance God’s kingdom. When he was diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer in 2013, he did not succumb to self-pity or despair. Instead, he launched a second career as a senior statesman of the UK’s evangelical movement. He achieved much more in his ten years of illness than most of us will in our entire lives.”
Gavin Calver, CEO of the Evangelical Alliance noted: “Another elder statesperson within UK evangelicalism has gone home to be with the Lord. So sad to hear of the passing of Jeremy Marshall, who was an amazing man. Praying for all his friends & family as they grieve his passing. What a legacy he leaves behind in so many lives. His legacy is an enormous community of gospel-empowered, Jesus-focused partnerships.”