Kenneth Koontz served as pastor at Leesburg Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in northern Indiana. His obituary appears below.
Pastor Kenneth David Koontz, 84, resident of Warsaw, went to be with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, peacefully in his sleep, at 9:12 a.m. on Oct 23, 2021.
Kenneth was born in Roanoke, VA, in 1937. He graduated from Warsaw High in 1955, and went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in History at Grace College in 1959, followed by a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Grace Seminary in 1962. He had a pastoral career spanning half a century, serving churches in Leesburg, IN (1962-66), Mundy’s Corner, PA (1966-81), Deltona, FL (1981-2001), and Elkhart, IN (2005-15). He also served on the Grace College Board of Trustees (1992-2007).
Throughout his career Kenneth was known as a servant leader, an encourager, and a teacher who would explain the Bible in ways that could be easily understood. His life verse was Philippians 4:13 ‘I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.’ (KJV) and his farewell message was ‘Always walk with the Lord. Keep Him by your side’.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janice Koontz; brother, Charles (Alice) Koontz; and sons, Larry (Jean) Koontz and Rick (Tammy) Koontz, along with 4 grandchildren. Emily, Cody (Alexandra), Kenneth (Kristy) and Cassidy Koontz. He was preceded in death by parents Herman and Myra Koontz.
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