An Update & Message from Pastor Chuck Swindoll

We want to thank you for your continued prayers for Pastor Chuck, and we would like to update you on his recovery.

Following Pastor Chuck’s fall in November, his physicians discovered that he was experiencing low blood pressure, and further testing on his heart revealed that his aortic valve needs to be replaced. His physicians are confident that after this common procedure, he will have renewed energy and good health for years to come.

The first step in his treatment was to search for any blockage in his arteries via an angiogram, which was successfully completed yesterday morning. Pastor Chuck is recovering very well from this first procedure and asked us to share this message with you:

My heartfelt greetings to all of you,

It’s time for a brief update on where things are regarding my health. I went to the hospital early Tuesday morning with Cynthia and Charissa (Colleen soon joined us), and it wasn’t long before I was getting prepared for the angiogram procedure. It could not have gone better—from start to finish!

While visiting with the physician afterwards, I learned that he found my existing stent (which had been inserted back in 2000) was in need of being replaced, so he took care of that, but he found no other blockage in any of my other arteries. I was allowed to return home that same afternoon to recover.

My second procedure is scheduled for January 4, when my doctor will go back in and replace the aortic valve in my heart. I will recover from that through January—and, with great delight, will return to the pulpit on February 4! Between now and then, the pulpit will be faithfully filled by Jonathan Murphy and Chip Dickens.

Let me assure you, I am recovering well. By February 4, I anticipate full recovery with fresh energy for years to come!

I am so grateful for everyone’s prayers and words of encouragement. Thank you, sincerely. It occurred to me while I was leaving the hospital last evening that great things happen when excellent medical help and competent physicians do their work along with the loving support of one’s family and friends. When that convergence occurs at the same time and the Lord is in the midst of it all, healing takes place. By the grace of God, that is what I am experiencing.

I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

Chuck Swindoll
Pastor Chuck

We welcome your continued prayers for Pastor Chuck over these upcoming weeks, and we look forward to having him back with us in God’s timing. To allow him plenty of time to rest and recuperate after his procedure, Jonathan Murphy and Chip Dickens will be our guests at the pulpit in January per the schedule below. Should any other updates arise, we will be sure to let you know, and we pray each of you have a wonderful Christmas.

Grace and peace to each of you in Christ,

Charlton Hiott & Don McMinn
Stonebriar Senior Leadership Team

Sunday Morning Pulpit Guests:

  • Jan 7: Chip Dickens
  • Jan 14, 21 & 28: Jonathan Murphy

January Pulpit Guests


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5 thoughts on “An Update & Message from Pastor Chuck Swindoll”

  1. I knew something was wrong. He looked tired last time he preached. I live in Spokane washington. So sorry he fell to.
    I have followed Pastor Chuck speaking on an off for over 40 years. As a new Christian listening him speak of Jesus And then just this last year as I recovered from brain surgery. I went into the ministry myself for over 23 years.
    I want him to know that his message of God and His great love ,mercy, and grace are ultimate #1.
    I will pray for God’s healing. I am planning on making the trip to hear the Stonebridge Church personally this next year. I love the high Church and such respect for our loving Sovereign God. Much needed in this day.

    God bless you and your Church.

    Patricia Jesseph

  2. My Prayers and encouragement for Chuck and his family.
    Special Blessings for a successful medical treatment.
    I have been so Blessed by his ministry.
    Jay Borgman

  3. I have been blessed by Chuck’s teaching for 40 years. I am praying earnestly for his family, fervently for God‘s healing touch upon Chuck and God‘s guidance over all who tend to him.
    I am so grateful for the moments of resolution of puzzling Bible passages, for the joy of daily study on Insight for Living, for the urgings to examine my motives to be sure they are honoring to God. There is so much to be grateful for.
    Thank you Chuck.

  4. Happy New Year! I heard of Pastor Swindoll upcoming surgery today. I had open heart surgery in June of 2022 to replace my aortic valve with a mechanical one. It was a long recovery, but by the grace of God I was back to my teaching job in August of that year. My surgeon and nurses were such a blessing – and my husband was a great help in those first difficult days. We will be praying for you! 🙏😊🙏. Blessings from Nebraska!

  5. Chuck and his family are in my prayers. I listen to Insight for Living daily and am greatly encouraged.

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