Alumni Class Notes for May 2021
Rev. Jack Maurice Mortenson (’58) passed away at his home in Lexington, KY on April 1, 2021 at the age of 85; Andy Alford (’86) passed away on May 18, 2021.
Rev. Jack Maurice Mortenson (’58) passed away at his home in Lexington, KY on April 1, 2021 at the age of 85. With his father, he founded Mortenson Broadcasting Company, and his obituary reads, “Jack’s passion for Christian radio could only be overpowered by his overwhelming passion and love for his children and grandchildren.” Read his full obituary.
On Mortenson’s passing, Jaycee Hoffman (’57) writes, “This is a sudden shock to all the TKC grads from a specific era. Many of this very, very talented group of TKC graduates went on to be very, very successful in the world of evangelism and performing. Dr. Percy Crawford had a knack of rounding up all the potential trouble makers, making them wear a suit and tie and perform in front of thousands, all the while they were saying, ‘I can’t sing.’ This group of graduates from the years of 1950 to 1960 all turned out to be highly successful. Jack is one of that crew.”
Andy Alford (’86) passed away on May 18, 2021. A funeral service will be held May 28 at Poulsbo Community Church at 1 p.m. Read the article in the Kitsap Sun about his work at Crosspoint Academy.
The McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute has been publishing profiles of King’s alumni in journalism and media. Read recent features about Zoe Jones (“How A TKC Alumna’s Personal Essay Led Her To A Job At CBS News”), Anastassia Gliadkovskaya (“King’s Alumna Talks About Her Path To Euronews, Columbia University And Forbes”), and Brittin Ward (“An Actor Discovered How Creatives Can Build a Personal Brand on TikTok”).