Charles “Chuck” Colson, the Watergate figure and Republican political operative who famously said he would “walk over [his] own grandmother” to ensure President Richard M. Nixon’s reelection, died April 21 at the age of 80.
Colson became a born-again Christian in prison and even founded a worldwide prison fellowship ministry.
Colson’s website says, “Evangelical Christianity lost one of its most eloquent and influential voices today with the death of Charles W. ‘Chuck’ Colson. The Prison Fellowship and Colson Center for Christian Worldview founder died at 3:12 p.m. on Saturday from complications resulting from a brain hemorrhage. … A Watergate figure who emerged from the country’s worst political scandal, a vocal Christian leader and a champion for prison ministry, Colson spent the last years of his life in the dual role of leading Prison Fellowship, the world’s largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families, and the Colson Center, a teaching and training center focused on Christian worldview thought and application.”