Edwards, K(enneth) Morgan 1912-2003
EDWARDS, K(enneth) Morgan 1912-2003
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born December 6, 1912, in Plymouth, PA; died May 12, 2003, in Claremont, CA. Pastor, educator, and author. Edwards was a Methodist pastor who became a professor of preaching at the Southern California School of Theology. He received his A.B. from Lebanon Valley College in 1934 and his B.D. from Drew Theological Seminary in 1938; he also attended graduate courses at the University of Southern California from 1941 to 1946, receiving a D.D. degree. After joining the Philadelphia Conference in 1938 and working in that state, he was a pastor for two years in Williams, Arizona. During the 1940s and 1950s he served as a pastor at several Methodist churches in California. He then joined the Southern California School of Theology as a professor of preaching in 1961, becoming Gerald Kennedy professor of preaching in 1965 and retiring in 1978. In addition to his work as a pastor and teacher, Edwards wrote two books: Hoping to Be Somebody (1959) and More than Survival: The Need for a Moral and Spiritual Revolution (1961).
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Harmon, Nolan B., editor, Encyclopedia of World Methodism, United Methodist Publishing House (Nashville, TN), 1974.
Los Angeles Times, May 17, 2003, p. B20.