One year ago I took a Communication class taught by Rev. Frank Kik. He was a tall witty fellow with a dry humor, but a quick mind. Professor Frank Kik was the son of the renown Postmillenial Theologian Marcellus Kik. Frank Kik taught us many things of which I agreed and some which I strongly disagreed. Nevertheless he left a powerful impression on the students after that memorable week. I remember on the last day of class where all students aware of a possible surgery he would face that summer went to the front and laid hands on him and prayed. Frank Kik was controversial, bold, but caring and kind. I will never forget what he told me one time after a small homily I delivered: “Those whom God gifted will be required much.” Dr. Kik encouraged but was well aware of the responsibilities of ministry. He often played with me by speaking a few Spanish words though I had told him several times I was Brazilian. This was just his humorous nature that was evident everyday in class.
I remember a passage all students had to present as an introduction to a sermon was Esther 4:14 which reads: For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the royal position for such a time as this. Indeed God brought Rev. Kik to this world to accomplish His sovereign plan at an appointed time. May God be honored in this time of rejoicing and grief.
DR. FRANK KIK GOES HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD
Dr. Frank N. Kik, James Baird Professor of Practical Theology at the RTS Charlotte campus, has gone home to be with the Lord. Dr. Kik died on Tuesday, August 1, at 6:30 am. The funeral service will be held at Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road in Charlotte on Friday, August 4, at 11:00 am. Visitation hours will be from 6-8 p.m., Thursday at McEwen Funeral Home, 10500 Park Road in Pineville. There will also be a memorial service in Wichita, KS at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, where Dr. Kik pastored for 18 years, on Tuesday at 2:00 pm.