Robert Morris, popular Christian author and the founding pastor of Gateway Church, underwent emergency surgery Monday night after complications from a routine surgery. Gateway Church says pastor Robert Morris was flown to the hospital on Sunday after complications from a hernia surgery he had April 2.
In an update posted on the Gateway Church official Facebook page, church staff said that after contracting "some type of infection" stemming from a routine surgery, Morris was forced to undergo another surgery on Sunday to stop some internal blood loss.
"Pastor Robert's surgery was successful in stopping the bleeding," church staff noted. "Please continue to pray for no more bleeding and a quick and full recovery. Thank you all again for praying for him, Pastor Debbie, and the family. Your prayers are working!"
Robert Morris' son, Josh Morris also assures that his dad is well. "Dad just got out of surgery and Dr. Jeremy said they were able to find the bleeding and get it stopped. We are so thankful for great doctors and God's faithfulness and the prayers from everyone who is praying with us!"
Following the surgery, Morris underwent an angiogram procedure to check for any additional bleeding.
"Everything went well and he is back in recovery," reads another Facebook update. "Keep those prayers coming as we ask the Lord for complete healing! We are so grateful for all the prayers and support you all have given for our pastor. We will post updates on this picture as we get them to keep you all informed. 'Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.' - Proverbs 3:8."