Rev. John Q. Kenzy


Rev. John Q. Kenzy, 77, of Blossburg, formerly of Sunbury, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
He was born Nov. 29, 1941. in Morrill, Neb., the son of the late Eugene and Opal Kenzy.

John graduated from Sunflower High School in Mitchell, Neb., and Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo. During college, he ministered in Brooklyn Teen Challenge, which led to 57 more years of ministry in Teen/Youth Challenge. He co-founded Youth Challenge International Bible Institute in 1965 with David Wilkerson and served as president from 1968 to the present.
An ordained Assemblies of God minister for 52 years, he founded and pastored churches in Tivoli, N.Y. and Sunbury. His lifelong passion for world missions was realized as a missionary educator in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Portugal, China and Pakistan.

John is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Carol. They were married on June 20, 1964 in Kenosha, Wis. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Renee' Kenzy, Rachelle Kenzy, Ronda (David) Richards, and Raelene Kiepke; grandchildren, Gabrielle, Olivia, Julia, Josiah, Sophia, Sara, Cassia and Amelia; siblings, Audrey Buhrdorf, Ron (Rosalie) Kenzy, Ruth Lynch and Frank Kenzy.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Dennis Kenzy; and son-in-law, Eric Kiepke.
Friends and family are welcome to join in celebrating John's life at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Christian Life Assembly, 2645 Lisburn Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

In lieu of flowers, please help us honor our father's wishes by contributing to his beloved wife, Carol Kenzy, P.O. Box 24, Blossburg, PA 16912.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home Inc., 42 W. Mahoning St. Danville.
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Bill & Esther McBratney
Jul 03, 2019
We know the love that John had for youth and his devotion to bringing many others to know his Lord. I am sure it was a great celebration when he arrived home to be with his many "sons" he led to his Savior over his lifetime. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carol as she continues to serve our Lord and pray that God will give her comfort and peace throughout this transitional period of time. May God continue to be your provide physically, emotionally, spiritually as he has throughout your life. We send our love and prayers. Bill & Esther
Dale & Mertie Shedden
Jun 28, 2019
We are sadden by Johns passing. He has a has always impacted our lives. May God comfort you Carol.
Janice & Larry Harder
Jun 27, 2019
I will never forget the many times we had together in your office. It taught me to be a good man and a better husband and father.
Bruce & Vicki Eilenberger
Jun 27, 2019
Those of us that he left behind have a hole in our hearts today. We have always had great admiration for John & his ministry at YOuth Challenge. We are thankful that he opened doors to sow seeds into the lives of many young people who were searching for direction in their lives. Through John’s efforts, many committed their lives to Jesus.

We celebrate his homecoming.
Cindy Shields Henderson
Jun 27, 2019
When ever I feel overwhelmed with life I hear John's voice saying keep your knees down and your chin up!!. He will be missed. My prayers are with you Carol and all you girls.
Lynn shearer
Jun 26, 2019
Renee, gabby and family. I feel your sorrow and pray for your entire family. I always admired your family unit and the solidness of your life.
Melissa Hinshaw Owens
Jun 26, 2019
My time at YCIBI has affected and changed the course of my life forever. I love the Kenzy family so much. This is a sad time but someday there will be no more tears. Prayers and hugs for all.
Hank & Lucy Chamberlain
Jun 26, 2019
We are deeply honored and blessed to have known your husband. He was a blessing in our lives, and we will forever carry him in our hearts. Accept my condolences Carol and family.
Michelle Stewart
Jun 26, 2019
Pastor Kenzy was a father figure for me in my younger years and for my Dad, Raoul when he was a student at TCBI. I had the privilege of many sleepovers with his daughters and got to witness a lovely Godly home. I was truly blessed to have known Pastor Kenzy and to have gotten to be part of his family if even briefly. I have no doubt he is with Jesus now and that is very comforting and a bit exciting.

Thank you Pastor Kenzy for being a GREAT Dad, Husband, and Pastor servant. I am one of the many blessed by you and your heart to serve God's people.
Josephine Calvert Conty
Jun 26, 2019
I want to say thank you to Bro Kenzy and the fact that I had the privilege to attend the school. I will be eternally grateful.
Bonnie Stoltz DiBenedetto
Jun 26, 2019
Thank you for sharing Brother Kenzy with so many of us and enabling him to reach lost souls for Christ. His zeal for Jesus, the lost & especially his family will always be remembered! Lots of love & prayers!
Jennifer Horting
Jun 26, 2019
Family, my prayers are with you. Uncle John was a sweetheart, prayer warrior, & king of puns...always had a way to make you chuckle.
He is missed by those he left behind. And welcomed by my mother and all those family that went before him. Believe there is one big Heavenly welcome party, in his honor!
Tom and Cindy Carpenter and family
Jun 26, 2019
What can one say about John Kenzy that is adequate?! He loved and lived and served his Lord and Saviour w excitement and joy and passion! John showed us how to live very well and trust in God always and for all things. Our prayers continue for Carol
And all in the family! We were all blessed to know John. We love u all.
Alma McDermott
Jun 26, 2019
For now we see through the glass darkly but dear sweet President Kenzy is now in the arms of our Saviour, face to face, in all of His glory! God bless his family during their time of loss.
Bill Ross
Jun 26, 2019
Heartfelt prayers, to all family members with love ,
David Sciascia Family
Jun 26, 2019
So sorry to hear about Pastor Kenzy. May God guide you through this sad time.
Kathy fisher
Jun 25, 2019
This man was a special gift from god! He touched so many lives. Sending prayers to Carol and family
Cathy Persing Gilroy
Jun 25, 2019
Renee I am so sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.