Dr. Kenneth E. Geiger was committed to excellence in his life of service in the Missionary Church. Upon graduation from college, he began a pastoral ministry that, after 13 years, led his peers to select him as their district superintendent. In 1956 he was elected general superintendent of the former United Missionary Church. In 1969 Dr. Geiger was elected the first president of the Missionary Church. He served in this position until he retired from full-time ministry in 1981.
On July 20, 1984, after 46 years of committed service to Christ and His Church, Dr. Kenneth E. Geiger was killed in an automobile accident while enroute to the Nigerian Conference of the United Missionary Church of Africa.
The purpose of the Kenneth E. Geiger Memorial Scholarship Fund is to promote and assist in the training of students for Christian ministry who demonstrate exceptional ability and commitment to excellence in ministry.
The criteria for eligibility for the Kenneth E. Geiger Memorial Scholarship shall include the following:
- A member in good standing and be licensed or approved for license in the Missionary Church.
- Be in the last year of a masters level program at an approved seminary or in at least the first year of a doctoral level program. Preference will be given to applicants at the doctoral level who are graduates of approved seminaries or who have served the Missionary Church.
- Evidence of a commitment to Christian service.
- Demonstrate academic excellence.
- Possess good communication skills.
- Evidence leadership potential.
The application materials will include letters of recommendation from the applicant’s pastor, district superintendent, institution in which he/she is enrolled and a lay person from the Missionary Church. Other materials to be submitted include transcripts, statement of call and plans for ministry and a written sermon. Scholarship awards will not be conditioned on evidence of financial need.
Applications should be sent to:
Missionary Church, Inc.
P. O. Box 9127
Fort Wayne IN 46899-9127