Dr. Kenny Bruce is the pastor emeritus of Leawood East Baptist Church. He will lead us in a specific focus on the stages of grief and how to minister to the bereaved during each stage at our next Focus Church meeting on Monday, October 10, 2022.
In September 1985, Kenny’s wife, Kaye, died of liver cancer at age 33. He not only had the responsibility of pastor of Whitten Memorial Baptist Church, but he now had the additional responsibility of raising his seventeen-year-old son without his mother.
Twenty-seven months later, Kenny married Jeanie Deaton, a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church. They have three beautiful children who are committed to Jesus. While serving as pastor of Whitten Memorial Baptist Church, he wrote his doctoral dissertation on Ministering to the Bereaved. He received his Doctor of Ministry Degree in 1989 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For most semesters, Kenny has taught “ministering to the bereaved” to students attending Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary for at least sixteen years. Kenny has also taught this seminar in two associations and to several churches. Join us for this session.