Passing away of President Takanori Kobayashi

Dr. Takanori Kobayashi, President of Tokyo Christian University, has passed away at 9:30 p.m. on October 24th (Japan time). He had a heart attack during his US business trip on October 23rd (Japan time) and was hospitalized. He was scheduled to examine accreditation procedures as a chairperson of ATA (Asia Theological Association), and as the TCU president he also visited Biola University, one of TCU’s partner schools. Dr. Kobayashi suffered the attack in a taxi on his way to a church ministered by a TCU alumnus. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance with the help of TCU alumni attending the church, and received emergency treatment and intensive care. His family and a TCU faculty member flew to LA to meet him, but he had sudden changes in the condition and breathed his last before they arrived.

Please remember his family in your prayers. The schedule of his funeral will be announced on TCU’s website later.

本学学長の小林高徳は、アメリカ出張中10月23日(日本時間)に心筋梗塞で倒れ、集中治療室で治療を受けていましたが、10月24日21:30(日本時間)に召されました。

小林学長の今回の米国出張は、一週間の予定で、アジア神学協議会の加盟学校の資格審査と本学の協定校であるバイオラ大学訪問のためのものでした。その間の主日に本学卒業生が牧師をされている現地教会の礼拝に向かうタクシーの中で発作を起こされました。その牧師と同窓生が緊急の対応をして下さり、救急車で搬送され集中治療室で緊急救命措置を受けていました。日本からご家族と本学教員が駆けつけましたが、到着前に容体が急変して召天されました。ご家族のためお祈りください。葬儀等については、決まり次第本学ホームページにてお知らせいたします。

Dr. Takanori Kobayashi, the late president of Tokyo Christian University