Kennedy , Dr. Dennis James , 76, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, founder and Senior Pastor for 48 years of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church passed away in his sleep with his wife and daughter by his bed side on Wednesday, September 05, 2007. Dr. Kennedy began his pastorate at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church June 21st, 1959 and is also the founder and president of Evangelism Explosion International and Coral Ridge Ministries. He was also the founder of two leading education institutions located in Ft. Lauderdale; Westminster Academy ® and Knox Theological Seminary. He is preceded in death by his parents, George Raymond Kennedy and Ermine Roberson Kennedy and his brother, George R. Kennedy. He is survived by his wife, Anne of 51 years and daughter, Jennifer Cassidy; son-in-law, Charles E. "Chip" Cassidy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Christine Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Newsome and Dr. and Mrs. Carl G. Howie. A tribute to Dr. Kennedy can be found at www.djameskennedy.org. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to D. James Kennedy Foundation Inc. On Wednesday, September 12th 2007 a public memorial visitation will be held at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church from Noon until 9PM with a funeral ceremony being held on Thursday, September 13th at 1pm. A private interment service will be held on Friday, September 14th, 2007. Arrangements handled by Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home.
Published in Sun-Sentinel from Sept. 6 to Sept. 7, 2007