Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Kovack, Ronald, "When Calling a Pastor to Succeed a "Legend" Pastor" (2009). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 225.
Dr. D. James Kennedy founded the world famous Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His ministry spanned fifty years and he launched a number of separate related ministries: schools, seminaries, television ministry and a personal evangelism program known as Evangelism Explosion.
The church discovered that calling a pastor to succeed a very influential pastor was not going to an easy task. This paper looks at the process and problems that resulted into the search and selection of a new pastor. The research examines the experience of seven other churches that had influential pastors leave and documents their results.