Here’s the reason the late Bishop Harry Jackson underwent noticeable weight loss. The Pastor of Maryland died at the age of 66.
Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., the Evangelical advisor to Donald Trump, passed away on 9th November at the age of 66.
Jackson’s Congregation, Hope Christian Church, released a notice on their website announcing the death of the well-renowned conservative pastor. The cause of death, however, was not immediately disclosed.
Jackson was a regular guest to the White House who acted as Trump’s non-official evangelical advisor and participated in a variety of high-profile events this year, most notably the Republican National Convention as well as the event where Justice Amy Coney Barrett was formally elected Trump’s Supreme Court candidate.
Bishop Harry Jackson’s Weight Loss was Triggered by Esophageal Cancer
There appears to be curiosity amongst the internet users to learn about the late Bishop Harry Jackson’s weight loss. Although there’s no official confirmation about him losing weight, his significant change in the physique is mostly down to medical reasons.
Back in 2005, Jackson was hospitalized with esophageal cancer, with a mere 15 percent chance of survival. To make matters worse, he suffered a stroke during his recovery.
Bishop Harry Jackson underwent weight loss due to esophageal cancer.
Source: Gay City News
In 2015, he told The 700 Club revealing he was “24 hours away from dying.” In the interview, the pastor said he believed God spared him his life because there’s much left for him to do.
If my assignment is not over here on Earth, I am immortal until I’ve finished that assignment.
Within a couple of days after being sentenced to death for diagnosis, Bishop Jackson said to his oldest daughter.
I would win no matter what happened. If what I preached was true, death would bring me into the Lord’s presence (a win!). And if God healed me, I would go forth with a renewed sense of mission in my life (a win!)
Bishop Jackson believed in the Lord, and he also opted to seek intensive medical care at John Hopkins.
The doctors mounted a feed hose, attached the chemo package to his hip, and scheduled arrangements for regular radiation therapy.
The following year on his birthday, 4th February 2006, Harry underwent a seven-and-a-half hour operation to remove a toxic golf ball tumor and part of his esophagus.
Although the operation was a success, Bishop Harry Jackson’s life was still in danger. He suffered a severe heart arrhythmia as he was lying in intensive care.
Although the cause of his death is unknown to this moment, it could have something to do with his past fatal illness, which invariably contributed to his declining health and the subsequent weight loss.
As per cancer.org, the majority of patients with cancer could lose pounds at any point in time.
If you drop weight for no known cause, it’s considered an unexpected weight loss. The earliest symptom of cancer might be a sudden weight loss of 10 lbs or more.
This occurs most commonly in cancers of the pancreas, liver, esophagus, or lung.
Bishop Harry Jackson Passed Away at 66
Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., pastor of Maryland and non-official faith advisor to President Donald Trump, took his final breath on 9th November at the age of 66, his church confirmed.
Hope Christian Church wrote on their website:
It is with a heavy heart that we notify you that our beloved Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr. has transitioned to be with the Lord on November 9, 2020. Information about the memorial service will be forthcoming.
The statement continued,
Please pray for the Jackson Family’s comfort and respect their right to privacy at this time.
Jackson spoke with Trump several times and witnessed the President’s closing remarks at the Republican National Convention back in August and the White House event unveiling the addition of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court a couple of months ago, the Religion News Service stated.
Pastor Jack Graham took to Twitter, where he wrote:
Bishop Harry Jackson transitioned to Heaven today. A dear friend and co laborer and advocate for justice and Jesus above all. One of the great ones!
Bishop Harry Jackson transitioned to Heaven today. A dear friend and co laborer and advocate for justice and Jesus above all. One of the great ones! pic.twitter.com/6wNPdfyEKz
— Jack Graham (@jackngraham) November 10, 2020
Meanwhile, author Eric Metaxas wrote:
I am stunned and saddened to learn of the death of my friend and brother in Christ Bishop Harry Jackson.
I am stunned and saddened to learn of the death of my friend and brother in Christ Bishop Harry Jackson. It was he whom my wife and I were squiring through the Antifa mob outside the White House just two months ago to find his Über. May the Lord comfort and bless his family. pic.twitter.com/qmBmZ57QIV
— Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) November 9, 2020
May his soul rest in peace!