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Bishop Gerald H. Kennedy

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Bishop Gerald H. Kennedy

Birth
Benzonia, Benzie County, Michigan, USA
Death 17 Feb 1980 (aged 72)
Granada Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Court of Liberty, Lot 78, Space 1
Memorial ID 148868564 · View Source
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Author. He served as the bishop of the Los Angeles Area of The United Methodist Church for two decades. Born in Michigan and raised in California, He was schooled at the College of the Pacific, the Pacific School of Religion, and Hartford Theological Seminary. In the 1930s and 40s, he served as a pastor and college instructor, leading churches in Connecticut, California and Nebraska and taught at the Pacific School of Religion at Wesleyan University. In 1948, he was elected to the episcopacy and was assigned to the Pacific northwest area, and four years later, was assigned to the Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii region, a post he held from 1952-1972. Among the nearly two dozen books he wrote were 'His Word Through Preaching' (1947), 'The Lion and the Lamb' (1950), 'Who Speaks for God?' (1954), 'The Christian and His America' (1956), 'The Parables' (1960), 'While I'm On My Feet' (1963) and 'Seven Worlds of the Minister' (1968). He is the only United Methodist bishop to serve as both an active bishop and the pastor of a local church at the same time when in 1968, he appointed himself to the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bishop Gerald H. Kennedy (30 Aug 1907–17 Feb 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 148868564, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .