The world has lost the model of what a gentleman and a great man of God is. Some years ago I heard Ken Hutcherson for the first time on one of Rush Limbaugh’s radio shows discussing Rush’s second (or first depending on the day) passion, football. I really didn’t know much about him other than he played professional football many years ago and when he spoke you wanted to listen. Then in 2013 Glenn Beck started working very closely with Hutch (as his friends called him). Being a writer for JFA, I was interested in learning more about Hutch. I came to find out his was a story that needed to be told.
After hearing Hutch on Glenn’s program I decided to reach out to him, even though I knew his responding to my request to interview him for JFA was slim to none. To my surprise Hutch responded the same day. Over the next few months we went back and forth via email, but could not pin down a time to meet or talk to do our interview. You see, there was a big obstacle that was limiting Hutch’s time. The cancer that should have killed him 13 years ago was finally bringing his life to a close and he knew time was running out. He and I had several email exchanges back and forth prior to his passing, but in the end we were unable to do our interview. Hutch felt confident we’d be able to do it, but I knew there were people far greater than I in line trying to get second of his time. On Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Dr./Pastor Ken Hutcherson went to be with the Man that saved his life and so many others. I shed more than one tear as I write this article for a man I never met, a family that lost a husband/a father, and a world that lost a true saint. They say in a eulogy that there is the year you were born and the year you die. The dash in the middle represents your entire life. If you never knew Hutch, I think it’s time you learn about his “dash” in this life and what made him a man I am looking forward to meeting again one day:
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