A social entrepreneur, community leader and minister, Dr. James Kent Hutcheson was an incredible man of vision, faith and perseverance. He founded Colorado Uplift, Elevate USA, and Urban Youth Ministries. His impact and legacy extend globally, and all who knew him are eternally challenged by his vision and mission.
Despite his thirteen-year battle with Leukemia, he still had a contagious smile. In 1958, at South High School the Denver Post presented Kent with the MVP Gold Helmet Award. He went on to play football at Wheaton College and then catalyzed The Great Commission Training Centers in Asia which then multiplied around the globe. He then returned home to impact Denver’s Urban challenges, creating Colorado’s most successful inner-city youth program that has been recognized locally and nationally countless times. He passes the torch to his precious wife of 53 years, Diane, his children, Shauna, Jon and James, and his eight grandchildren.
He will be profoundly missed, but we are all celebrating that Kent is now home with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His memoir, A Most Incredible Adventure will be available on Amazon in November, but you can download this amazing book at http://bit.ly/2Vmld9R today.
Kent’s memorial will be at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, Saturday, October 12th at 11:00 am. In lieu of gifts, please consider a donation to the organizations he loved: ColoradoUpLift, coloradouplift.org, Urban Youth Ministries, uyministries.org or Elevate USA, www.elevatetheusa.org.
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