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Honoring Jerry Rushford

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 on our campus.

Honoring his leadership and scholarship as a church historian, Pepperdine is preparing to establish The Jerry Rushford Center for Research on Churches of Christ and the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement. Within it, 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.

As we prepare for the 2012 Bible Lectures and our farewell to Jerry, we invite you to help us launch The Rushford Center. Pepperdine's tribute gift will be a commemorative program book distributed at the Friday evening lecture. You may contribute to The Rushford Center Fund by completing and submitting the online form. Thank you!