From the Family Research Council.
“Days after celebrating his 51st wedding anniversary, Dr. D. James Kennedy, the beloved leader of Coral Ridge Ministries, succumbed to the lingering effects of his December heart attack and passed away early this morning. He will be greatly missed by those of us who are left to carry on his legacy of “reclaiming America”–a vision he so admirably pursued as a pastor, broadcaster, values champion, and evangelical visionary. In the early 1970s when religious leaders were contemplating how they could affect the culture, Dr. Kennedy did more than contemplate–he dove right in with the goal of restoring virtue to Congress and empowering the Church to lead the charge for change. We are indebted to him for helping to blaze the trail for Christians to influence the political process. As we reflect with gratefulness on his life and witness, join us in lifting up his family in prayer during this difficult time.”