Saturday, June 08, 2013

Rev. Kevin S. Johnson (1955-2013)

In the past couple of years, I've asked you to pray from time to time for my friend and co-host of our former radio program "Perspective Underground," Kevin S. Johnson. He had been battling congestive heart failure and kidney failure for some time, and last week, his battle came to an end.

Kevin is now in the presence of the Savior he loved and served for most of his adult life. I was given the honor of co-officiating at Kevin's funeral this past Monday, and with Rev. Joe Whitchurch—another close friend of Kevin's—giving the eulogy.

Kevin, Joe, and others founded The Institute for Christian Apologetics back in 1984. I joined the board of the ministry in 1989, and we began co-hosting the radio program together in the early 1990s. While I had to step down from the board and program in 2011 due to work responsibilities and family health issues, Kevin and I remained friends, and I remained supportive of the ministry—equipping believers to reach out to those trapped in cults and false religions, and as the Lord presented the opportunity, ministering directly to these individuals. We had our ups, downs, joy, grief, laughter, and pain through the years, but always love in the Lord.

Because Kevin was a missionary who devoted his full time to ministry, there are not a lot of funds left. As the Lord leads, I would like to ask you to prayerfully consider making a gift to his memorial fund, which will help with burial expenses. Here is a link to the ministry website with a Paypal site set up for this purpose. 

Please also pray for Kevin's six children and extended family during this difficult time.

1 comment:

lee n. field said...

Isaiah 57: 1-2 is what came to mind.