Jerry Bridges, American evangelical Christian author, Died at 86


Jerry Bridges was born on December 4, 1929, in Tyler, Texas and died on March 6, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He was an evangelical Christian author, speaker and staff member of The Navigators.

Jerry has authored more than a dozen books, including The Pursuit of Holiness, which has sold more than one million copies.

Bridges devotional Holiness Day By Day garnered the 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award for the inspiration and gift category, and The Discipline of Grace received a similar award in 1995 for the Christian living category.

He received his undergraduate degree in engineering at the University of Oklahoma before serving as an officer in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

Also, Jerry joined Christian discipleship organization The Navigators in 1955, where he served as administrative assistant to the Europe Director, office manager for the headquarters office, Secretary-Treasurer of the organization, and as Vice President for Corporate Affairs before moving to a staff development position with the Collegiate Mission.

Before the time of his death, he was a widower, remarried to Jane.

Jerry Bridges passed away at 86 yrs old.