Pastor Ken Hutcherson passes away at 61

TheBlaze found out today that Pastor Ken Hutcherson has passed away.

Erica Ritz reported:

Pastor Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Wash., died Wednesday after battling cancer for more than a decade. He was 61.

The church announced on its website: “Antioch Bible Church sadly announces that shortly before noon today our Senior Pastor Dr. Ken Hutcherson was ushered in the [presence] of the Lord. Please pray for comfort and peace for the family. The family asked that you give them some privacy at this time. Please no phone calls or [visits].”

Hutcherson, known as “Hutch” to his friends, led a remarkable life that began in the South during the era of segregation.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I was going to say something but what is their to say other than a great man has passed.

    “There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so. One must simply hold out and endure it. At first that sounds very hard, but at the same time it is also a great comfort. For to the extent the emptiness truly remains unfilled one remains connected to the other person through it. It is wrong to say that God fills the emptiness. God in no way fills it but much more leaves it precisely unfilled and thus helps us preserve — even in pain — the authentic relationship. Further more, the more beautiful and full the remembrances, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude transforms the torment of memory into silent joy. One bears what was lovely in the past not as a thorn but as a precious gift deep within, a hidden treasure of which one can always be certain.”
    ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • http://www.yourAVON.com/dcummings Debbie C

    So sad to hear. May the Lord bless his family and give them peace. Bye Hutch

  • churchandstate

    In the few times I saw him,he brought joy to my heart with his counseling young men there is a dire need for this today and perhaps hutch will have started a thread,prayerfully.god bless all his family,friends and Glenn beck.

  • gotwood4sale

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    He handed the torch off to us…let’s keep it bright, let’s keep it going.

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  • Anonymous

    Hutch.
    R.I.P. We know your in a better place.

  • Ron Den Boer

    http://youtu.be/1zZyA8ZFg6Q
    This comforting song says it all

  • Ruth Porter

    So very sad for his family and friends, but know the joy where he is now.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll always remember Pastor Hutcherson’s “The Speed of Light” at Under God: Indivisible. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpRbCMgXTw0 Rest in peace Hutch.

  • John Sampson

    Good riddance.Now Hopefully asswipe Billy G will be right behind him making fertilizer.

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    The Dirt? Awesome!

  • Anonymous

    I will miss this mountain of a man. I will also remember him in my prayers and thank my Blessed Lord for having shared the obvious brilliance and courage exibited by this great man while with us. One of a kind and there just seems to be a shortage of men of his caliber.
    Even though I am sure the family is entertaining grief I will also be thanking our Lord and Hutch for leaving that wonderful family to carry on the good Pastors work. We will still observe his beauty in the love and courage that beautiful familty carries to this day.
    Great legacy Hutch! You and Our Blessed Lord do great work!
    Semper Fi

  • mike lind

    I knew Hutch 30 years ago when he came to speak at FCA at Clarion University. He was a Linebacker for righteousness and a champion for Truth. I’ll never forget one of the most powerful messages from a pulpit came from his lips, 30 years ago at a small baptist church in northwestern PA. He spoke about seeing his name in lights on the scoreboard for a goal line stance and 60,000 people cheering and screaming his name and how that paled in comparison to the ovation of One when Stephen was being stoned and he saw Jesus standing in heaven. He was iron in my life at such a young formative age when I was in college and I’m eternally grateful to Hutch for his investment in people. I believe Hutch received his coveted ovation of One and he heard “Well done, welcome Home.” on Tuesday when he entered eternity.

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