Finding Aid to the John Killinger Sermons

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VA 24501
(434) 846-0501
JOHN KILLINGER SERMONS, 1980-1986
The collection includes sermons preached by Dr. Killinger at the First Presbyterian
Church, Lynchburg, Virginia, from 7 September 1980 through 20 July 1986. There are
also the following:
(a) a news clipping regarding the publication of The Loneliness of Children by John
Killinger in 1980.
(b) "First Press", Vol.II, No.30, 8 October 1981 [which includes "Reflections on Life
and Ministry at First Presbyterian Church; A Self-Interview" by John Killinger]
(c) a letter of 22 July 1986 from John Killinger to those who had been receiving copies
of his sermons by mail.

JOHN KILLINGER (1933-

)

John Killinger was born on 12 June 1933, in Germantown, Kentucky, the son of John
Raymond and Jessie Frances Ellis Killinger. He was married to Joyce Anne Waddle on
12 June 1952.
Dr. Killinger's degrees include a B.A. from Baylor University, an M.A. and Ph.D. in
English from the University of Kentucky. He also received an STB from Harvard
Divinity School and a Th.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Before being installed as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church on 5 October 1980,
Dr. Killinger had taught at Georgetown College, Kentucky Southern College, Princeton
Seminary, the University of Chicago Divinity School, and at Vanderbilt Divinity School
for fifteen years. He is the author of more than thirty books and a popular lecturer.
In June of 1986, Dr. Killinger resigned his position with the First Presbyterian Church
of Lynchburg to become pastor of the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles,
California.
SOURCE: Craddock, Martha Helen. The McGukin Years and More. Lynchburg, VA: Warwick House
Publishing, 1991, pp.162-165.

MS2058

Dublin Core

Title

Finding Aid to the John Killinger Sermons

Subject

Finding aids
Killinger, John, 1933-

Description

Finding aid to the John Killinger Sermons held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Killinger was pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg; the sermons were preached by him between 1980 and 1986.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Date

2024

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

JMLMS2058FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.), “Finding Aid to the John Killinger Sermons,” Digital Collections, accessed June 13, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/782.