Many believed that this Award would be given posthumously. However, we thank God that Rev. Rasmussen attended the Banquet as a walking miracle. That night during his acceptance speech, he reminded our community that God did not want us to forget those who are oppressed.
We thank God for his legacy and our extra time with Rev. Rasmussen. He will be truly missed!
Please click link to view Rev. Rasmussen’s powerful speech at the 2017 ISAAC Banquet.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded on May 6, 2017, to
Rev. Robert Rasmussen
For your lifetime of answering God’s call to
“ Not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace;
Let the poor and needy praise thy name.” (Psalm 74:21)
through your work with the Lake Michigan Presbytery,
the NAACP, and the Northside Ministerial Alliance.
For responding to homelessness
with the soup kitchen at North Presbyterian Church
that grew into Loaves & Fishes!
For your retirement years spent working
as a Servant Leader in Kalamazoo and Internationally
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant!”