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Saturday, March 30, 3.00 PM-4.30 PM

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Dr Desmond Ford

Join the Avondale community in remembering the passing of a powerful gospel preacher

Join the Avondale College of Higher Education community in remembering the passing of gospel preacher, Bible scholar and former Head of the Theology Department Dr Desmond Ford.

Celebrate the contribution of a long and productive life spent answering the call to serve God and proclaim Christ.

Featuring: Reflections in conversation panel with former colleagues Drs Laurie Draper and Trevor Lloyd, former secretary Gwen Maharaj, and family friend Joan Patrick, moderated by Dr Lynden Rogers; life sketch by biographer Dr Milton Hook; personal reflections by wife Gillian Ford; and homily by former student and colleague Conjoint Associate Professor Dr Norman Young.

Also featuring: music by Avondale vocal ensemble The Promise.

Hosted by Dr Lyell Heise, Director of the Institute of Worship at Avondale.

Presented by Avondale College of Higher Education.

Note: New start time of 3 pm.

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation in the Andre and Watson Hall residences on Avondale’s Lake Macquarie campus is available for this event.

Meals (Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch) are available to purchase from the cafeteria.



Saturday, March 30
3.00 PM-4.30 PM
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Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
582 Freemans Dr
Cooranbong, NSW 2265 Australia
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Avondale College of Higher Education
(02) 4980 2222