Thursday, September 6, 2007

Dr. D James Kennedy Passed Away Early This Morning (UPDATE: Posting on CBN and Quotes from Religious Leaders)

One of the Sunday morning shows I like to watch is Coral Ridge Ministries. The founder of Coral Ridge was Dr D James Kennedy. I love to watch this show. He had suffered a heart attack last year on December 28. The website is currently displaying a memorial to him and his dedication to Christ and morals in America.

What you will see when you get to the first page at

    DR. D. JAMES KENNEDY DIES: FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., (September 5,2007) — Founder and Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Succumbs to Complications from Cardiac Arrest
    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. Dates and times for a public viewing and funeral and private interment will be released when available. more...

From the first page of the Memorial Site.

  • “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.

Click on the above link to read more.

I was reading some of the posting on CBN about James Kennedy's passing.

"Jim Kennedy was a towering figure among evangelicals. He was a brilliant theologian with a passion for evangelism. All of us who knew and admired him mourn his passing." -- Dr. Pat Robertson

"For more than forty years, Dr. D. James Kennedy has influenced our culture in countless ways ranging from education to politics. He was a pioneer in evangelism and a bold champion for Christian principles. His strong intellect and firm grasp of history made him an important apologist for the Christian faith. He demonstrated that being a Christian meant standing up for our beliefs, and also living with integrity. As the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida he set a high standard both for local churches and national ministries. His public service has left a lasting legacy for the Christian faith that will be felt for generations to come. He was a personal friend, and a friend of our ministry. For many years, it has been our privilege to telecast 'The Coral Ridge Hour,' a program he hosted. We count it an honor to have worked closely with Dr. Kennedy and his staff. Our prayers are with his family and Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church during this time." -- David Cerullo, Chairman and CEO of The Inspiration Ministries

For the page on CBN about James Kennedy, click here.

2 comments: said...

Oh my goodness. First I'd heard. Thanks for the update.


Anonymous said...

the church building and furniture will be For Sale real soon!!!!

the members are fighting w each other about who will be in control and the one's who arn't getting their own way... are splittin every week! not many left.
maybe 200 families left!!

so sad!