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Southern Seminary’s Honeycutt begins recuperation at home

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Nearly three weeks after open-heart surgery, former Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President, Roy L. Honeycutt, left a Louisville, Ky., hospital April 19 and is recuperating at home.
“Dr. Honeycutt had a very difficult recovery. He was literally fighting for his life,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary. “But at 1 o’clock today he went home” due to a “remarkable turn,” Mohler told seminary trustees in the first plenary session of their annual spring meeting April 20.
“Dr. Honeycutt asked me to communicate to you and the Southern Seminary family his appreciation for the prayers offered on his behalf from this community,” Mohler said.
“It was the prayers of our friends in Louisville and beyond that made the difference. I am convinced of that,” said Honeycutt in a telephone interview April 20. “I would like to express my deep appreciation to the seminary family for their prayers.” He also asked for continued prayers during the next several weeks of rehabilitation.
Honeycutt said he wanted to “thank the excellent medical team for their good service” in the way they took care of him.
“I’m feeling well,” said an exuberant Honeycutt. “Of course, it’s always good to be back home.”
People wishing to write to the Honeycutts may send correspondence to their home at 2911 Lilac Way, Louisville, KY, 40206.
Honeycutt, chancellor of Southern Seminary from 1993-97, was president of the institution from 1982-93.