NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Priscilla Shirer, Christian speaker, actress and author, is recovering from surgery to remove a node from her left lung Jan. 13.
Her husband Jerry posted a brief update on the Facebook page of Shirer’s ministry Going Beyond with Priscilla Shirer.
“Surgery went well. Doctors are pleased. We are so grateful for your prayers,” the post said.
Shirer’s initial announcement about the surgery said the issue was one her doctors had been monitoring.
“Three years ago, my doctors discovered a small nodule in my left lung. Several pulmonary specialists and I have watched it meticulously since then. This past summer, it was clear that something surgical needed to be done as the nodule had begun to grow and show signs of dangerous irregularities.
“As you know, the past few months has been filled with alot of difficulty for my entire family. For those reasons, the surgery was delayed but I cannot put it off any longer without jeopardizing my own health.”
The difficulty to which she referred included the illness and death of her mother, Lois Evans, wife of well-known pastor Tony Evans. Lois Evans died of cancer Dec. 30, 2019. Shirer is one of the Evans’ four children.
“Through it all, we still believe God,” Shirer’s statement continued. “We are trusting Him for a favorable outcome and that I will return to full health personally and full function in ministry.”
Written by Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention.