Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Dr. D. James Kennedy Passed Into His Eternal Rest

Dr. D. James Kennedy, founder and senior pastor for 48 years of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (CRPC) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away peacefully in his sleep at approximately 2:15 a.m. at his home with his wife and daughter by his bedside, following complications from a cardiac event last December. He was 76.

Viewing and funeral arrangements will be announced shortly. A legacy Web site, located here, has been developed to pay tribute to the life and faith of Dr. Kennedy.

This quote is from Dr. D. James Kennedy on the website for when the time comes, as it did this morning. “Now, I know that someday I am going to come to what some people will say is the end of this life. They will probably put me in a box and roll me right down here in front of the church, and some people will gather around, and a few people will cry. But I have told them not to do that because I don’t want them to cry. I want them to begin the service with the Doxology and end with the Hallelujah chorus, because I am not going to be there, and I am not going to be dead. I will be more alive than I have ever been in my life, and I will be looking down upon you poor people who are still in the land of dying and have not yet joined me in the land of the living. And I will be alive forevermore, in greater health and vitality and joy than ever, ever, I or anyone has known before.” D. James Kennedy, Ph.D.

Thanks to The Church Report magazine for this Breaking News.


Anonymous said...

God rest his soul! Well done, Dr. Kennedy!

Dave Oatney said...

Dr. Kennedy was a true giant of faith in our country, and his loss in this life will be a great void.

Lord grant him eternal rest.