Bible teacher and prominent Southern Baptist minister Voddie Baucham Jr. was scheduled to undergo coronary bypass surgery on Saturday after suffering a setback in his recovery from heart failure. Baucham had been treated for his condition at the Mayo Clinic in Florida.
Baucham had been hoping to make a full and quick recovery as he is in the midst of launching a major book project called "Fault Lines," which addresses the "looming catastrophe" facing the church due to the infiltration of the "social justice movement." Interviews and speeches relative to the release have now been temporarily postponed.
"While preparing to embark on a two-week book tour for the national launch of 'Fault Lines,' doctors at the Mayo Clinic this week discovered another blockage in Voddie's heart," a spokesperson said. "It was determined that he must have another procedure this weekend to deal with the blockage. Please pray for Voddie and his doctors as he undergoes this new procedure. We expect to have the next update on his condition early next week."
🔦 While coronary bypass surgery does not cure heart disease, it often provides significant relief for those who undergo the procedure, lessening symptoms like chest pain and shortness of breath, as well as typically improving heart function.