Scott Green at the 1988 Boston World Missions Seminar said: "I
want to be able to imitate Kip McKean. I want to preach like
him. I want to think like him. I want to talk like him."
Scott Green further states at the 1988 Leadership Conference:
"It would suit me just fine if I could leave this place and
say you know - I just want to be exactly like Kip. I just
want to be exactly like Kip. That would be enough."
In a speech in Chicago on November 29, 1987 Marty Fuqua stated:
"Jesus was loyal to the people he was discipling. The person
who discipled me in the Lord is Kip McKean, the evangelist of
the Boston Church. I want to be just like him. When he
tells me things to do, you better believe I listen. And as I
think back on the course of my relationships with Kip, I can tell
you honestly, there are few times that I bucked Kip. And I can
tell you honestly that I did wrong every time. It was not right
to be arrogant, to be proud, to be rebellious
I want the
guys who I am discipling to want to be like me."
Sam Laing, converted by Kip McKean and resigned as the evangelist
in Boston to become Mission Evangelist said: "Kip McKean
is the greatest living treasure that God has given the kingdom
on the face of the earth today
the influence of a man
like this, just like the influence of a Peter, John, Titus or
a Paul, cannot be limited to one place or one situation. That
influence must be free to range throughout the world, and to be
used by God all over the world." Discipleship Magazine:Summer
Steve Johnson wrote in the Spring Quarter issue of Discipleship
Magazine in 1989: "And again to those who believe that
I, like countless others in a 'manmade movement' am blindly following
Kip McKean, then know this. With eyes wide open I'm following
Kip McKean; Consciously, Intentionally; Thankfully. I guess
I'm just not as strong as some folks and I need help in following
Jesus. And so far, I've found no better help, no better leader,
no more righteous a man - no better friend than Kip."
Nick Young referred to God's raising up Kip McKean in the following
article from Dallas in 1990: "God, however, would not let
this situation go unchecked indefinitely. Consequently, he raised
up Kip McKean and the Boston Church of Christ to see exactly what
the Bible taught
On August 8, 1989, Al Baird responded to the following questions posed by Buddy Martin of Cape Cod, Massachusetts:
Question: Who assigned the evangelist in Nashville?
Al Baird: I appointed him (referring to Jim Condon, JJ).
Question: Who does he report to ?
Al Baird: He does not report to me.
Question: Who does he report to?
Al Baird: He reports to Steve Sapp in Atlanta.
Question: Who does Steve report to?
Al Baird: To Steve Johnson in New York.
Question: Who does Steve Johnson report to?
Al Baird: Steve Johnson is discipled by Kip.
Question: Who does Kip report to?
Al Baird: Kip reports to, to - uh - I don't know - no one.
Kip McKean in June 1988 at the Denver Reconstruction said: "
believe with all my heart a few years ago the Lord put that plan
upon my heart. And you cannot have qualms about me. I am
not perfect; I am a sinner. Hey, you can talk to Preston, you
can talk to Marty. I am not perfect. But you cannot have
any bad attitude toward me personally or toward the Boston church.
I say that in the Lord
In the Summer Quarter 1989 of the Discipleship Magazine,
Marty Wooten (editor) wrote: "Yet, no commemoration of the
Boston Church of Christ would be complete without honoring The
one man God has used above us all, Kip McKean. To say that
Kip is a talented man is an understatement and does no do justice
to him. Kip is an incredible balance of talent and is leading
because of his example in so many areas. There are brothers among
us who are known for their humility, or their passion, or their
creativity, or their faith. Kip is leading us because
he is known for all of these virtues and many more. In fact,
I cannot think of any virtue that Kip is not known for. There
is no greater discipler, disciple, brother, husband, father, leader,
and friend than Kip McKean. Some say it is dangerous to respect
any one man that much. I believe it is more dangerous not to.
I would hate to think where we would be if Kip had not pointed
the way in the movement and in many of our personal lives."