Michael Wenning

Senior pastor at Bel Air Presbyterian Church

Michael Harold Wenning (July 5, 1935 – June 28, 2011) was an South African-born American Presbyterian minister. From 1969 to 1977, he was pastor of a Presbyterian church in Durban, South Africa. He was known for performing President Reagan's state funeral.

Wenning delivering the invocation at the funeral of Ronald Reagan, June 2005

Early lifeEdit

Wenning was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied at Texas Christian University and at New York University.

CareerEdit

From 1969 to 1977, he was pastor of a Presbyterian church in Durban, South Africa. In 1977 he returned to the United States where he worked for the next three decades as a pastor in various Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations, including one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

DeathEdit

Wenning died at his home in Mission Viejo, California from kidney failure caused by leukemia, aged 75.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Associated Press (June 30, 2011). "Michael Wenning, Reagans' Pastor, Dies at 75". The New York Times.

Other websitesEdit

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