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In Memoriam

28-DEC-2021

The Academy of Homiletics extends its sympathies to the family of Rev. Dr. Otis "O.C." Edwards, Jr., who passed away on December 13, at the age of 93.

An Episcopal priest for many years, "O.C." taught at Nashotah House Seminary in Wisconsin and was also Dean of Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, until his retirement to Weaverville, North Carolina, in 1994.  

18-JAN-2022

The Academy of Homiletics extends its sympathies to the family of Rev. Dr. Henry H. Mitchell, who passed away on January 15, at the age of 102.

Along with his late wife, Dr. Mitchell was a pioneer in African American preaching, as well as more celebratory approaches to preaching. You can read the touching tribute from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Center here.

3-MAR-2022

The Academy of Homiletics extends its sympathies to the family of Rev. Dr. David J. Randolph, who passed away on February 26.

David was one of the conveners of the first Academy of Homiletics meeting 1965 and served as President in 1968.

4-APR-2022

The Academy of Homiletics extends its sympathies to the family of Rev. Dr. Thomas H. Troeger, who passed away on April 3.

Tom was a noted preacher, poet and musician who served as President of the Academy in 1987 and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.  You can read his obituary here.