Chattanooga Bible prophecy teacher dies from COVID-19

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Bible prophecy teacher Jimmy DeYoung of Chattanooga died last weekend at age 80 from COVID-19, as he was receiving treatment at CHI Memorial Hospital.

DeYoung worked in Israel and hosted the "Prophecy Today" radio program in which he analyzed news stories, typically American or from the Middle East, for potential Biblical implications. He also traveled as a Christian speaker and posted teachings and programs online.

DeYoung's daughter Jodi DeYoung told the Times Free Press her father loved the landscape and opportunities of radio, serving as a play-by-play announcer in Florida and on Air Force radio programs before dedicating himself to Christian ministry.

"Before he got involved in ministry, he was always involved in radio," Jodi DeYoung said. "Our ministry is very intricately involved in radio, video and podcasts. All he did was to get the word out about Christ's second coming.