About

Harry Kilbride was British born and ministered in churches on both sides of the Atlantic. He earned his Teaching Diploma and Degree in Divinity from the University of London, UK; and his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Luther Rice Seminary, USA. Prior to entering the Christian ministry he served for three years in the British Royal Air Force, followed by a successful career in education, both as a teacher and then as a Senior Lecturer at a college for the training of teachers. He and his wife, June, have four children and seven grandchildren.

For 20 years, ending in 2009, Harry’s expository ministry was broadcast on a number of radio stations up and down the East Coast of the U.S.A. under the name Kerygma Ministries. Many of the sermons available for download on this website were originally aired on the radio. Over the past 20 years June has devoted her time to transferring Harry’s ministry from cassette tape into digital format making up a library of more than 700 messages. Friends and relatives urged us to make some of this ministry available online and this website is a response to those requests.

June 2019 – Harry and June on June’s 82nd birthday

Since Harry retired from an active preaching ministry he and June continued to minister through the printed word and recorded ministry from their home in Dorset, UK, to which they relocated from Florida, U.S.A. in October 2016. This was ongoing until Harry’s recent Homecall on July 30th, 2022, at the age of 88 years.

With God’s help, and encouraged by family and friends, June plans to continue this website ministry for as long as she has the strength.

It is our prayer that many will be blessed and edified through the sermons and writings available on this site. We are greatly encouraged that almost every day there are people listening to the expositions of God’s Word in near and far distant parts of the world.

Harry has now finished “the race” and has been called to his eternal reward. As it was for Harry, June’s motto for the remaining years of her life is also found in Acts 20, verse 24, “…if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.”

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Following the Homecall of my beloved husband, Harry, on Saturday, July 30, a Thanksgiving Service remembering his life and ministry was held on Friday, August 19. It followed a private burial service at which family members and one or two very close friends were present.

If anyone who missed watching the service wishes to download a copy of the service for their personal use, please write to me through the Contact page of the website before September 28, and I will send you a Download link. I am hoping that I will be provided with a copy of the service to upload on to this website, but I am waiting to hear if that is possible.

The Thanksgiving Service was well attended and was live-streamed. To date we have heard of viewers in the United States, Spain, Australia, and the Bahamas, as well as those viewing here in the UK. God willing, I hope to post my own recollections of Harry’s life and ministry on this website in the next few weeks – as well as adding new material of Harry’s, both written and preached.

My family would like to join me in thanking all those who have written, sent cards, and in other ways expressed their sympathy and condolences with us in our time of loss – and for the many expressions of what Harry’s ministry has meant to them over the years. They have been a great comfort to us.

Updated by JEK – September 17, 2022

 

Kilbride Family – June 2017 – at June’s 80th. Sadly Rod, Nicola’s husband, and eldest son, RJ, were not able to be with us. Otherwise, from left to right: Daniel, Nicola, Reece Maurer; Tim and Ann Kilbride; Robert, Tabby, Rick and Alison Hellawell; Lucy, Mary Beth, Richard Kilbride and Madeline Schutta

Kilbride Family - April 2014 - Harry's 80th

Kilbride Family – April 2014 – Harry’s 80th. Back row: Richard and Mary Beth Kilbride; Alison and Rick Hellawell; Ann and Tim Kilbride; June and Harry Kilbride; Rod and Nicola Maurer. Front row: Robert Hellawell, Madeline Schutta, Tabby Hellawell and Lucy Kilbride, Daniel, Reece, and RJ Maurer.

What we Believe We believe:

  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is a “lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path” (Psalm 119:105).
  • Men and women are sinners in need of repentance and God’s forgiveness (Romans 3:23; 6:23).
  • Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. Jesus died on the Cross and, through His sacrifice, will save for all eternity those who put their trust in Him (John 1:1-3; 11b; 3:16). He rose again from the dead and ascended into Heaven (John 20 and 21; Acts 1:1-11).
  • The sinner is saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone (John 14:6; Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:8).
  • At death the saved go immediately to Heaven to be with Christ (John 14:3; Philippians 1:21-23).
  • According to His promise, Jesus will return to judge the impenitent and reign in glory with His people in the New World which is to come (Acts 1:9-11; Romans 8:18-25; 1 Corinthians 15; Revelation 21:1-4).

“The Lord is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (1 Peter 3:9).