Dr. Dennis Kinlaw '43 - 2013 A Award Recipient
After completing his studies at Asbury in 1943, Dr. Dennis Kinlaw graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary and University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He recieved an M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University. His scholarship - Kinlaw has penned five books to date - has nutured the faith of believers around the world, and in honor of his significant contribution to academia, ASbury formally dedicated the Dennis F. and Elsie B. Kinlaw Library in 2001.
In addition to his research, Kinlaw taught at Seoul Theological Seminary and Asbury Theological Seminary and spoke widely. However, it was through his two terms as president of Asbury Univwersity, 1968-81 and 1986-1991, that he most profoundly shaped the institution and countless students who benefitted from his leadership.
In 2002, he published a book of devotionals titled "This Day with the Master," and wrote the following:
"We must be careful that our business is to work with God, not for Him. He alone can save, but He has made human relationships in such a way that those who surrender to Him become His instruments in the salvation of the world."
In 1983, Kinlaw founded the Francis Asbury Society, an organization based in Wilmore, whose purpose is to promote the message of Scriptural holiness through evangelism, discipleship, missions outreach and publications. Kinlaw also served as chairman of the board of the mission organization OMS International.
Other 2013 A Award Recipients:
Mr. Gregg '73 and Mrs. Deborah Shaw '73 Lewis
Judge Tim Philpot '73
Rev. David Persons, Ph.D. '68