Tuesday, March 10

Obituary : Southern Preacher Fred Craddock Dies at 86

Fred Craddock, credited with influencing a generation of preachers, died Friday in Blue Ridge, Georgia. He was 86 and had suffered in the past from Parkinson's disease. 

Ben Witherington, of Patheos.com, called Craddock the "most masterful of all old Southern preachers" whose style made everyone feel special.

Craddock had served as the Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching at the Candler School of Theology and continued to serve as an emeritus professor in retirement,according to the United Methodist Reporter.

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