(CHRISTIAN  POST) The impact that evangelical leader and Prison Fellowship Ministries founder Charles W. “Chuck” Colson left on the lives of his family, friends and the Christian world was celebrated during a public memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday.

Thousands, including politicians and notable Christian leaders, filled the pews of the historic church to pay tribute to Colson, who was remembered by loved ones as a dedicated “champion” of the Christian faith and an extraordinary man who glorified God in everything he did, whether it was through loving his family or sharing the love of Jesus to prisoners.

His daughter, Emily Colson, said the memorial was a celebration for a life “well-lived.” She testified that Colson always put God first and his family next. Still, he was “fully present” for his family, calling her once a day to talk and always clearing his schedule to spend time with his 21-year-old grandson Max, who is diagnosed with autism.
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