Patrick McKenzie received the Edgar DeWitt Jones Award from Central Woodward Christian Church in Troy, Mich. This scholarship was established to honor the legacy of Rev. Jones, the church’s founding pastor, who was a Disciples theologian, author, and 1901 graduate of the College of the Bible, the forerunner of Lexington Theological Seminary.
Dr. Schade describes Patrick as “a dedicated pastor, a prudent church administrator, and fine colleague to his fellow seminarians” who is “always willing to learn with an open and humble heart and mind.” Dr. Sumney also speaks very highly of Patrick, considering him a student who is “deeply committed to his ministry,” and notes his effective use of podcasts to extend his outreach. Dr. Sumney adds Patrick continues to strive faithfully to “work to make the ministries of his church more efficient and effective.”
“We thank the ongoing generosity of Central Woodward Christian Church and their Board of Trustees who have awarded this scholarship to LTS students for the past six years,” said Rev. Dr. Loida I. Martell, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean. “We are proud of the accomplishments of our LTS students who through prophetic service in the Church and in the world and dedicated scholarship have gained recognition from these granting organizations for the academic year 2023-2024.”
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