Maddox, Kenneth L.

Maddox, Kenneth L.

Mud Creek Association DOM dies at 65

Kenneth L. Maddox, director of missions for Mud Creek Baptist Association, died June 23. He was 65.

Maddox was traveling back from the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix in mid-June when he was hospitalized at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock for several days before he died.

The family’s prayer was that “through all of this may people see Jesus,” one family friend shared.

Maddox accepted Christ at the age of 7, later accepting the call to full-time ministry at age 18. He held degrees from Samford University in Birmingham and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Maddox served as pastor of several churches before serving Mud Creek Association. Churches he served include New Providence Baptist Church, Quinton; South Highland Baptist Church, Gadsden; and Pine Flat Baptist Church, Selma, among others. He began his ministry as minister of youth for Canaan Baptist Church, Bessemer.

Well loved by the pastors in Mud Creek Association and many Alabama Baptists across the state, Maddox was known for his encouraging spirit. He has been described by several Alabama Baptist leaders and pastors as a “special friend,” “mentor in ministry” and “great encourager.”

“Bro. Ken represents what is right and good in America,” said Daniel Wilson, pastor of First Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove, who preached Maddox’s funeral June 30.

Maddox is survived by his wife of 43 years, Vicki; three children; and seven grandchildren. (TAB)