Date: July 23, 2008
Kenneth Mulzac, Ph.D., associate professor of Christian ministry at the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Mich., and pastor of the Highland Seventh-day Adventist Church in Benton Harbor, Mich., died on Wednesday, July 23, at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, Michigan, following a long illness. He was 45-years-old.
Before joining the seminary faculty in 2006, Mulzac served as associate professor of biblical studies at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines from 2000–2005 and associate professor of religion at Oakwood College in Alabama from 1995–2000. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in theology and psychology from Columbia Union College in Maryland in 1985. In 1988, he earned a Master’s of Divinity degree and in 1995 he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree, both from the Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary.
“Ken Mulzac came to Andrews University to teach preaching, but sadly, he barely had a chance to share his many gifts with our seminary students. We will greatly miss Ken and all he had to offer the students, staff and faculty at Andrews University,” said Niels-Erik Andreasen, president of Andrews University.
During his career, Mulzac published a number of scholarly books and articles on Old Testament prophets and other biblical themes. He also authored several articles in the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, published in 2000. Mulzac was a well-known speaker and preacher, and was often invited to speak at international conferences, congresses and churches.
Students loved his teaching style and the insights into Scripture he shared with them. Students appreciated him for his “passionate teaching and personal care for us as your students. You challenge, inspire and hold us accountable to preach powerful sermons for God’s glory.”
Mulzac leaves behind his wife, Belynda, and their daughters, Breanda and Karla. Cards can be mailed to the Mulzac family, in care of Highland Avenue SDA Church, 2075 Highland Avenue Benton Harbor, MI 49022.
The viewing and funeral service for Kenneth Mulzac will take place on August 3-4. A viewing at the Highland Seventh-day Adventist Church in Benton Harbor will take place from 6-8 pm on Sunday, August 3. On Monday, August 4 a viewing will take place from 10-11 am immediately followed by the funeral service beginning at 11 am in the Pioneer Memorial Church sanctuary.
The funeral service can be viewed via live streaming video on Monday, August 4 at 11 a.m. by linking to: mms://livestream.andrews.edu/video. The quality of the video and audio will be typical of other streaming media on the Internet and will vary depending on the number of people accessing it, the individual's Internet access speed and other traffic on the public Internet.
The Mulzac family is very grateful for the outpouring of sympathy and support during this time of bereavement over the loss of their beloved husband and father Kenneth Mulzac. It has been miscommunicated that the Mulzac family is not receiving visitors in their home at this time. This is inaccurate. The Mulzac family will welcome you to their home to honor the memory of their husband and father. If you are in the southwest Michigan area and would like to visit with the family, please call them and arrange a time to do so.