Evangelist Bonnke is dead

German Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke has died at the age of 79, according to a post on his official Facebook page.

During his more than 60 years of preaching, Bonnke was best known for his work with the Great Gospel Crusades throughout Africa.

Bonnke became born-again at the age of nine to a family of a preacher. Bonnke, a native of Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany,

Reinard attended Bible College in the Welsh city of Swansea. He made his first missionary trip to Africa before he was 13 years of age.

In 1984, Bonnke commissioned the construction of the largest mobile tent that was capable of holding 34,000 people.