As late as 1960, Jeffreys received a telegram from Pastor A. Hunziker in Geneva acknowledging his role in the founding of his church in Geneva twenty-five years earlier: “For its 25th anniversary our church remembers and sends you, dear Principal, our gratitude and love…. (Signed) Hunziker.”
Roberts Liardon tells us that in May 1960, Jeffreys’ teachings were instrumental in the healing of Mrs. Margery Stevens of England, who was in critical condition—paralyzed, confined to a wheelchair, and fed every meal by her parents. The teachings the family had received for years from Jeffreys had strengthened the faith in her heart. While in prayer one day, she received a vision of her healing. Five months later, the Lord brought it to pass exactly as she had envisioned it. She gave the testimony of her healing to “an enthralled audience” the following Sunday in the People’s Church in Clapham, London, with Jeffreys as the presiding minister.
On Sunday night, January 14, 1962, Jeffreys ministered at Kensington Temple, London, still preaching the Word with power. At the close of the service, he made a passionate plea for the lost to accept the call of Christ. The service concluded with a Welsh song about Christ’s free forgiveness.
The next Tuesday, Jeffreys visited the homes of people with needs and laid hands on the sick. That Friday night, January 25, he traveled around London with Albert Edsor, posting notices for the annual Easter Monday meetings that would be held at Westminster Central Hall. The following morning, by nine o’clock, a friend entered Jeffreys’ bedroom and found he had gone home to be with the Lord. On January 26, 1962, one month before his seventy-third birthday, the beloved founder of the Elim movement had finished his course on this earth.
Just five weeks earlier, E. J. Phillips and his wife, Molly, had paid Jeffreys a visit. It was the first time they had spoken in years. Some attempts at reconciliation were made by both sides. After Jeffreys’ death, Phillips wrote a tribute to him in the Elim Evangel entitled, “A Tribute to One of Britain’s Greatest Evangelists.”