Ascol thanked everyone for their prayers and shared that he was awake and responsive soon the morning after the surgery. Baucham was released from ICU on Thursday and started some mild physical therapy.
The Founder Ministries President also asked for continued prayers Tweeting, “Please pray for his continued improvement, that his pain would diminish, & that the Lord would continue to strengthen & encourage his wife and children.”
Founders Ministries President Tom Ascol posted on Facebook that well-known preacher Voddie Baucham is scheduled for open heart surgery today at 2:30 PM EST (April 5, 2021). Surgery was scheduled after Baucham received what he had hoped would be his final test from his successful March 2021 heart surgery, but doctors at the Jacksonville Florida Mayo Clinic discovered another blockage.
Ascol said that Voddie and his wife Bridgett are “full of faith and hope” as they process this new trial and navigate a new set of plans. He and his family were hopeful Baucham would be released to begin a two-week book tour to promote his upcoming book Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe Hardcover.
The Christian Post reported that Baucham had to cancel an interview they had scheduled for this week due to the unexpected surgery. They posted what a Voddie Baucham spokesperson said regarding the cancellation:
“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. 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.”
In Ascol’s Facebook post, he said he would provide an update after the surgery when he was able.
Please join us in praying for Voddie and his family.