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Whitaker House author, pastor R. Loren Sandford, passes away from COVID-19

New Kensington, Pa., September 22, 2021—Whitaker House author and lead pastor at the nondenominational New Song Church and Ministries in Denver, Colorado, Pastor R. Loren Sandford, died Friday, Sept. 17, due to complications from COVID-19. Sandford was 70.

Since receiving his Master of Divinity Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, in 1976, Sandford has served four churches full time, planting two of them himself, including New Song Church and Ministries. He is the author of several books, including The Last Great Outpouring: Preparing for an Unprecedented Move of God, which released by Whitaker House in 2020.

“Whitaker House was fortunate to have worked with Pastor Sandford,” said Publisher Christine Whitaker. “He was a caring pastor who was attentively listening to the Spirit’s leading with a passion to see a move of God that we have yet to see. He will be missed but his words and legacy will live on.”