British Bible teacher and author David Pawson has died at the age of 90 after battling a number of health conditions. In recent years he'd suffered with bone cancer and a mild form of Parkinson's disease and was receiving care at a nursing home. Friends say he passed peacefully, without pain, on Thursday morning. Tributes have been shared across social media by those who've benefited from his ministry. Pawson studied theology at Cambridge University before joining the RAF as a chaplain. He served as a Methodist minister before leading several Baptist churches. During his career, he authored 81 books and produced over 300 teaching videos. He was also a sought after preacher across the world. Pawson was known for his forthright teaching, often tackling controversial subjects such as hell, salvation, Israel and male headship. Steve Dally worked alongside him over the past decade. Speaking to Premier he explained why his message was so well received. "He wasn't afraid of tackling the controversial topics," he said. "And more than anything, he said, not to believe anything that he taught, unless you could read it for yourself in the Bible. All he wanted people to do was to read the Bible for themselves."