Pepperdine plans Rushford Center for Research on Churches of Christ
Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., plans to establish the Jerry Rushford Center for Research on Churches of Christ and the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.
A news release from Pepperdine says the center recognizes Rushford’s “extraordinary leadership and scholarship as a church historian.”
More from the release:
Within (the center), Jerry will oversee the work of the Churches of Christ Heritage Center he founded in 2009. He will also plan and host lecture programs and produce publications related to the history of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement. The Rushford Center will be housed in Payson Library on Pepperdine’s Malibu campus.
The indefatigable spirit of Dr. Jerry Rushford has influenced the Pepperdine University Bible Lectures for three decades. This year, Jerry will depart his director post at the close of the Bible Lectures. On Friday evening, May 4, he will deliver the final keynote address entitled, “The Wondrous Story.” Following the Bible Lectures, Jerry will begin an exciting new ministry at Pepperdine.
Those who have attended Pepperdine’s Bible Lectures or have benefitted from Rushford’s inspired teaching or valued his friendship are invited to make a.gif?Action=thumbnail&Width=460&algorithm=proportionalt to Pepperdine to help launch the Center and create a commemorative program book which will be distributed at the Friday evening lecture. You may contribute to The Rushford Center Fund via the online form:
Gifts may be made via a check payable to Pepperdine University Rushford Center, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, Ca. 90263-4546
Names of donors making.gif?Action=thumbnail&Width=460&algorithm=proportionalts of $250 or more by April 2, 2012, will be included in the commemorative program.
Read an October 2011 Christian Chronicle news report on Mike Cope succeeding Rushford as director of the Pepperdine Bible Lectures.
Read the Chronicle’s April 2009 Dialogue interview with Rushford.
FeedbackCongratulations, Jerry! That’s fantastic news.Chris ShrockMarch, 14 2012Jerry…very deserving honor for you! I’m proud of you!Terry RushMarch, 14 2012Jerry, I offer my congratulations to you on the actions taken by Pepperdine. You are very deserving of this honor. We will continue to follow your work in the area of Church History and Restoration History with great interest.R. Wayne WhiteMarch, 14 2012Hello Jerry and huge congratulations, you have worked so hard for this. Bet you’re surprised to hear from me eh?
Your Scottish friend, JimJim TahenyMarch, 23 2012Congratulations, Jerry! Well done. We’ve both come a long way since Strathmoor Church of Christ days in Detroit. I’m also at the cusp of leaving the Directorship of the educational center I started 30 years ago, but staying on in a new, sidelong role. Best wishes in your new venture.Rev. Robert MorrisMarch, 24 2012