Legacy of Faith: Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas


Our faith community has lost another saint.

We talk so much about those who have come before us and transmitted the Christian faith to us. We honor them regularly. But, we don’t often talk about how these people are living, breathing, clay vessels just like we are. We don’t often talk about how to become a pillar of faith or how to impact a community. Recently, we did some video interviews with some of the pillars of faith in our team’s lives. We have posted some clips of the videos, but this series includes those video interviews for the first time in their entirety. And so, we present part two of our Legacy of Faith Series.

Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas

Part One of Dr. Kalas’s Aging and Spirituality Video

Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas was a giant of a man, and loved even bigger. It remains unclear as to whether he ever actually experienced being in a foul mood. No one seems to be able to recall seeing him in one. He was an amazing and anointed preacher, and he taught preaching just as well. Lives he influenced are now spread all across the globe, bringing the kingdom of God to humanity. And now, at his passing, hearts all over the world mourn his loss.

But, we do not mourn as those who have no hope. No, we know that you are present with the Lord, Dr. Kalas. We also know that we who are still here have a responsibility to carry on the legacy of faith you entrusted us with. Godspeed, sir.


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