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The Passing of Dr. D James Kennedy

"Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." - James 2:17(NIV)


"Dr. D. James Kennedy was a Historic Leader, Inspiration, and Mentor" -- Janet Folger


Contact: Karen Golembe, Faith 2 Action, 954-263-9633


FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- I'm saddened by the passing of one of our nation's great leaders," said Janet Folger, President of Faith2Action, who served with Dr. D. James Kennedy for five years as the National Director of the Center for Reclaiming America from 1997-2002. Dr. Kennedy died peacefully in his sleep last night.


"He was an inspiration, a mentor, and an example of unwavering integrity," said Folger. "Beyond spreading the Gospel through Evangelism Explosion around the globe, he shared the message of Christ's love and redemption to everyone he met."


"I remember one time he shared the Gospel over lunch using his silverware," Folger recalled. "Pointing to a knife on a napkin representing the letter 'I,' he proclaimed, 'that's every religion in the world except Christianity--what must I do? How can I earn my way to Heaven? I need, I should, I must…' He then placed a fork over the knife to form a cross and said, 'Christianity is the only religion in the world about what God did to reach man and make a way for us to be with Him.'"


"He spoke the truth in love--even in the face of adversity," added Folger. "His legacy of being salt and light in a dark and decaying culture changed the face of America and lives on today."