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Kenneth Craig

Kenneth Palmer Craig

Thursday, September 12th, 1929 - Sunday, November 15th, 2020
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Reverend Kenneth P. Craig of Huntersville, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Novant Huntersville.
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Ken was born September 12, 1929 in Laurens County, SC to the late Edgar Drennan Craig and Sara Patterson Craig. He was raised in Gastonia. Ken was also preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Nancy Drum Craig, and three brothers. He was educated at Davidson College and Columbia Seminary, and entered the ministry in 1954. He served churches in Mississippi and in the Atlanta area, before coming to Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church. There, he served for 28 years before becoming Pastor Emeritus. Ken then went to First Presbyterian Church Concord to serve as Parish Associate for 18 years, and later returned to Mallard Creek to serve in the same capacity until his death.

Ken is survived by children Beth Craig Massey and husband Cecil of Charlotte, David Craig and wife Esther, and Danny Craig and wife Vicki, all of Gastonia; six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church, 1600 W. Mallard Creek Church Rd., Charlotte, NC 28262, First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 789, Concord, NC 28026, or to Crisis Assistant Ministry, 500-A Spratt St., Charlotte, NC 28206.
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Posted at 08:44pm
Ken was the most wonderful pastor I have ever known. He truly did the Lord’s will and loved and ministered to all . I consider him a Saint and a blessing to all who knew him. He truly cared for others.

Crystal Arnold

Posted at 10:04am
Mr. Craig was my my childhood pastor through my young adulthood at Mallard Creek Presbyterian. He embodies so much of my experience growing up at MCPC.
Mr. Craig preached many, many good sermons but one lesson that I remember so distinctly was a sermon in which he explained that God created us "in His image" (Genesis 1:27). Pastor Craig said that the ancient Egyptians erected monuments like sphinxes and statues with the face of the Pharaoh on them. Each new dynasty would destroy the art representation of the Pharaoh's face and fashion the new Pharaoh's face on the statue. In this way, the Egyptians would be reminded of whom they served.
We serve a God whose kingdom cannot be destroyed, so His image cannot be removed from our faces unless we remove it through our own rejection of God. Pastor Craig asked us, "Can others see the face of God when they look at you?" In other words, he challenged us to show the love of Christ every day and to remember that people are looking for God. They may see Him only through us.
I miss Mr. Craig's powerful lessons.
May God shine his face on Beth and her family and heal their sorrow in the days, weeks, and years ahead.
With sympathy,
Nicole Carter Arnold

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Cathy, Sara and Mark

Posted at 09:42am
Uncle Kenny was a good Uncle to me. He offered up the stability of God in our family. He is missed. May God give you peace, David, Beth and Danny.
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