FOF Expresses Sadness on the Passing of Larry Burkett

Focus on the Family
Monday, 7 July 2003

The leadership and staff of Focus on the Family would like to add our voices to the hundreds of thousands of others in the evangelical community who are mourning the loss of our dear Christian brother, Larry Burkett. Larry has been a staunch defender of Biblical values and a respected financial authority for nearly 30 years, as well as a trusted friend and advisor to many at Focus on the Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Burkett family during this difficult time. Even in the midst of this loss we rejoice in the knowledge that Larry is now safe and whole in the loving arms of his Creator.

Though he is presently out of the country, Focus on the Family founder and chairman Dr. James C. Dobson will be part of a special Focus radio program, schedule to air Friday, July 11, dedicated to remembering Larry Burkett and his ministry. Dr. Dobson's deepest respect and admiration for Larry—both as a frequent broadcast contributor to our organization since 1979 and, more importantly, as a true friend—are well known. In a 2002 letter Dr. Dobson wrote to Larry in part: "We've stood shoulder-to-shoulder for many years, and I deeply appreciate all you've done to urge our fellow believers toward financial responsibility—it's been an honor to provide Focus's friends and constituents with your wise and practical counsel."

Larry Burkett will be greatly missed but fondly remembered in the hearts and minds of his loved ones and friends. And through radio broadcasts, resource materials, and a continuing partnership with Crown Financial Ministries, Focus on the Family will do its part to ensure that his legacy of faith and stewardship lives on.

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