Press Release

SBC’s Richard Land comments on the death of Dr. D. James Kennedy

Sep 5, 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, issued the following statement following the death of Dr. D. James Kennedy, prominent evangelical leader and founder of Coral Ridge Ministries:

“All of Christendom should be saddened by the home-going of Dr. D. James Kennedy, one of the giants among Christian preachers and statesmen of the last third of the twentieth century and beyond.

“We will miss his keen mind, his pastor’s heart and his evangelistic fervor. Although we are saddened at our loss, we rejoice that our brother in Christ is now with the Lord Jesus for eternity having heard a hearty, ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant.’”

p(notes). The Southern Baptist Convention is America’s largest non-Catholic denomination with more than 16.3 million members in over 44,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBC's ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.

p(notes). To request an interview with Dr. Richard Land, contact Jill Martin at (615) 782-8401, or by e-mail at

Jill Waggoner

Jill Waggoner serves the ERLC in the areas of public relations and marketing. A 2005 graduate of Union University, she and her family reside in Lebanon, Tenn., where her husband Brandt serves as lead pastor of Fairview Church. She and... Read More