Vice President Mike Pence, professional athlete Tim Tebow, rap artist Lecrae, and many other Christian leaders paid tribute in an online memorial service to renowned theologian and apologist Ravi Zacharias, who passed away on May 19 from a rare form of cancer at the age of 74.
One by one, Christian influencers stepped on stage at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, to honor one of the greatest "giants of the faith."
Pence spoke of Zacharias' ability and passion to lead millions of people to Christ.
"Yesterday, President Trump said by making the intellectual case for Christianity, Ravi Zacharias was instrumental in helping millions of people around the world come to know the love and mercy of Jesus Christ," Pence said. "In the late Billy Graham, it's been observed that God gave us the greatest evangelist of the 20th century. In Ravi Zacharias, God gave us the greatest Christian apologist of this century."
Former NFL player and professional baseball player Tim Tebow called Zacharias a "mentor, teacher, pastor, friend, and hero." He encouraged Christians everywhere to honor Zacharias by honoring Christ.
"If Ravi touched your life, then let's honor him by honoring the one that he honored more than anything else, Jesus Christ," Tebow said.
Christian rap artist Lecrae shared how he could not get enough of Zacharias' teachings because they helped him grow in his faith. Lecrae also performed his hit song "Tell the World" as a tribute to the apologist's passion to share Jesus with the world.
"Sincerely, what in the world does tie a kid straight out of hip-hop culture to a scholar from Delhi, India?" Lecrae said. "I used to find myself rapping, traveling on the road, and leaving the stage to hurry back to my tour in order to devour his videos and his lectures."
? Watch Ravi Zacharias entire memorial service here.