Kevin Virden, Elder, Franklin

Kevin Virden

Elder, Franklin

Kevin grew up in the Seattle, Washington area. While attending college at The University of Washington he heard and believed the good news of Jesus Christ for the first time. Kevin met his wife Carole in graduate school at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kevin and Carole Virden
Kevin and Carole Virden

Kevin is a Human Resources professional working in the Healthcare industry. Kevin and Carole share a love of books, coffee shops, travel and Boston Terriers. A favorite author is C. S. Lewis, who wrote in Mere Christianity: “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who is merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg - or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”