Chris Wickland, a senior pastor at the Living Word Pentecostal Church in Fareham, died for 15 minutes before “divine providence” saved his life.(Photo: Facebook/Chris Wickland)

A pastor in the UK who miraculously came back to life after being dead for 15 minutes has credited the “power of prayer” and “divine providence” for saving him.

In November, Christopher Wickland, pastor of Living Word Pentecostal Church in Fareham, Hampshire, was jumping at a trampoline park with three of his youngest children when he began vomiting and collapsed, the Daily Echo reports.

Staff used a defibrillator four times to restart his heart, and he was then rushed to the intensive care unit of St Mary’s Hospital, Southampton. There, doctors informed his wife, Tracey, that he had suffered a cardiac arrest and had died for 15 minutes. They also warned her that he could suffer brain and heart damage should he survive…

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