Trevecca awards honorary doctorate to former pastor of London’s Westminster Chapel
Thursday, April 3, 2008
In a special academic convocation on Thursday, April 3, Trevecca Nazarene University conferred the honorary doctor of divinity degree on R.T. Kendall, the former pastor of Westminster Chapel in London, England, and a 1970 graduate of Trevecca. Kendall was the featured speaker in the service, held in the convocation center of the Boone Business Building on the Trevecca campus.

Kendall, now a resident of Hendersonville, Tennessee, has had an influential ministry. A sought-after speaker and a frequent guest on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Kendall is also a prolific author with more than 45 books to his credit. He became friends with Yassir Arafat and used that friendship to explain Christianity to Arafat and to seek reconciliation in the Middle East.

Following the ceremony, Kendall and his long-time friend and former teacher, Trevecca Nazarene University President Emeritus William M. Greathouse, discussed their differing views about theological issues. The “Conversation between Friends” was also held in the convocation center. The two were available to autograph their books, also.

Both the chapel service and the “Conversation between Friends” were free and open to the public.
--TNU (Slideshow available)