Oct 13, 2021

We have received word that the Rev. Kenneth Rowe, Retired Elder, died on October 8, 2021.

After serving Gethsemane UMC for three years, Rowe continued his ministry as Methodist Librarian at the United Methodist Archives and History Center on the campus of Drew University for thirty-two years (1970-2002). He became a renowned librarian, bibliographer, editor, historian, and scholar. He retired in 2002.

Rowe is survived by his husband James Sawyer, daughters Laura Rowe and Jennifer Constant, and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Craig Chapel, Drew Theological School, Madison, New Jersey. Donations may be made in his memory to Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, New Jersey 07940.

Click here to read Rev. Rowe’s full obituary.

Click here to read “In Memoriam: Dr. Ken Rowe” on the General Commission on Archives & History website.