Vernon Grounds, chancellor of Denver Seminary and a prominent founder of the evangelical movement, died on September 12 in Wichita, Kansas. He was 96.
Considered one of the foremost leaders and thinkers in the founding of the evangelical Christian movement, Dr. Grounds remained central in its development over the past 60 years. He was known for his lifelong commitment to social action, concern and care for the needs of the poor and under-represented, and a mentor to local, regional, national and international leaders. Dr. Grounds will be deeply missed by the seminary family and countless friends around the world who were influenced by his kind words, wise counsel, and godly leadership and example.
Gordon MacDonald, popular Christian author and an alumnus of the seminary, offered this tribute to CT's sister publication, Leadership.1