D. James Kennedy Passes Away (1930-2007)

Dr. D. James Kennedy passed away “peacefully, in his sleep, at home” earlier this morning. Dr. Kennedy had just retired as pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church ten days ago. A memorial site has been set up at www.djameskennedy.org. Here is a great quote from Dr. Kennedy featured at 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.

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  1. Barrie says:

    Today Dr Kennedy is with the Lord. My heart and prayers go to his family in their time of need. There is rejoicing in Heaven today because another saint has come home.

  2. eclexia says:

    What a beautiful statement from Dr. Kennedy! I love the thought he gave of singing the Doxology at a funeral–somehow acknowleding and blending in the sorrow I feel at missing one who has died with the marvelous celebration of God’s perfecting work being completed and fulfilled in that person. To feel the weight of still being in the land of dying as I mourn the death of a friend, while that same death makes more real to me the eternal hope and joy to come in God’s presence, there in the land of the living!

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