Rev. Dr. Dennis J. Bennett is considered by many the “first Charismatic.” His brother-in-law, Dr. William Standish Reed, is considered by many the “first medical evangelist.” The archives of both men reside at the University Library. On October 24, the Library dedicated the Rev. Dennis J. Bennett Papers and the William Standish Reed, M.D. Collection. The dedication featured an exhibition of artifacts from the archives and several speakers, including Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, Dr. Amos Yong, Dr. Vinson Synan, Dr. Kimberly Alexander, Dr. Rita Bennett, Mrs. Jo Ann “Coppi” Reed, and Rev. Roger Cheeks.
For more about the archives and the dedication ceremony see Brett Wilson’s article for Regent News and Events. Photos from the ceremony are available on the Library’s Facebook, Flickr, and Google+ sites, and a video of the event will be uploaded to our YouTube channel soon.