Wednesday, September 05, 2007

In Memory of Dr. D. James Kennedy

Dr. D. James Kennedy
of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida passed away this morning from complications from a heart attack he suffered on December 28, 2006. He was 76 years old.

Dr. Kennedy will forever be remembered as one of the most renowned ministers in America. In addition to serving as the senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Kennedy also founded Coral Ridge Ministries, Evangelism Explosion International, the Center for Reclaiming America, the Creation Studies Institute, the Center for Christian Statesmanship, Knox Theological Seminary, and Westminster Academy. In addition, Kennedy was a founding member of the Alliance Defense Fund and the Moral Majority.

Each week, nearly 3 million listeners tuned in to hear Dr. Kennedy's preaching either through television, radio or the internet. He had written more than 65 books as well and was the most listened to Presbyterian minister today. In addition, Kennedy dedicated each August to discussing Darwinism on his television program The Coral Ridge Hour.

On a personal note, Dr. Kennedy had been a great source of support and encouragement to me during my high school years when I worked on the "Evolution: Truth or Myth?" lecture with Dr. Michael J. Behe. Dr. Kennedy lent me support and his friendship was cherished. I, as well as many others, are forever indebted to him and his service to America and to the world.

Dr. Dennis James Kennedy: Thank you and may you rest in peace.

For the Associated Press story on this, go here.