In 1998 I moved to NYC mainly because Cru’s Metro Team at the time had formed a partnership with Redeemer Presbyterian Church and I wanted to be a part of that partnership. I had been spending my summers starting in 1995 in NYC for the summer project’s there and every Sunday attending Redeemer to listen to Tim Keller’s teaching.
At that time he was teaching twice a day for a morning and evening service – different sermons for each one – as well as doing a Q&A after the morning service for an hour. I soaked it all up. And wasn’t even disappointed when at times his wife Kathy would fill in for him at a Q&A.
From ’98 for the next decade I sat under his teaching. And it was from his fruitful “field” of thinking that grew my ministry in the Arts that is still going to this day.
I could not overstate how much Tim Keller’s teaching has had on me personally and in my ministry. Each time I read something about him or by him I am grateful to God for his moment in history.