Dr Richard Kent
The author of this web site is Dr Richard Kent, who operates out of a registered non – profit UK charity, The Final Frontier Charitable Trust, UK Registration No 1106663. Richard is a retired medical doctor, and an ordained Christian minister. He is interested only in promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and providing free Christian evangelistic and educational material. Richard sells no material at all, of any kind, ever. Richard also gives Free Conferences anywhere in the world, at no cost at all to the churches or organisations involved. Please see Recommendations for Dr Richard Kent’s Free Conferences.
About Dr Richard Kent
Dr Richard Kent is a retired medical doctor aged 60. He was born in 1946, and trained at the Middlesex Hospital in London. He qualified in 1969, at the age of 22. He met his wife, Val, a staff nurse in Casualty, soon after qualifying, and they have been a very happy couple ever since. They married in 1971, and have three daughters, Emma, Sarah, and Lucy. In 1973 Richard joined a very large medical practice in the UK with eight partners and 18,000 patients.
One of Richard’s patients was a 4 year-old boy who died with leukaemia. The little boy died whilst Richard was actually treating him at home. This greatly distressed the poor parents, and it greatly upset Richard as well.
Following this, Richard and Val were “seeking” for some meaning to life. In his job as a GP Richard was very familiar with death at all ages, and wanted to know the answer to the following three questions:
- Where do we all come from?
- Why are we here?
- Where do we go next?
Richard and Val found these questions very difficult question to answer! In the UK most people have no answers to these questions, and frequently do not even understand the questions!
Richard’s first job as a General Practitioner was in Brighton and Hove, working in a Jewish practice. Richard is not Jewish, but he developed a great liking for the Jewish people. Richard and Val have visited Israel many times since.
Richard had an interest in the history of the Second World War, and was familiar with the details of the Jewish Holocaust. Richard and Val recently visited Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland, and regularly visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.
Richard was careful not make any personal judgement on the people responsible for the Holocaust. Richard did however come to the conclusion that there must be an evil force on this planet that caused people to inflict such suffering on others. The Bible refers to this spiritual entity as Satan, and Richard decided that Satan was very real.
This lead to a detailed study of the Bible, and Richard and Val became born again Christians together in 1974. They have been involved in evangelism and Bible teaching ever since.
As an aid to evangelism, Richard became interested in the research into Near Death Experiences by the American consultant cardiologist, Dr. Maurice Rawlings, who wrote the introduction to Richard’s first book, The Final Frontier, co-authored with Val Fotherby.
This interest was the beginning of Richard’s research into the experiences of clinically dead patients who were resuscitated, and reported Near Death Experiences. This book proved to be a remarkably effective tool for evangelism, and later inspired two cinema quality movies The Final Frontier and The Lazarus Phenomenon both provided free on this web site.
Richard then co-authored his second book Beyond The Final Frontier, with David Waite which is also free on this web site.
The two books provide a total of 57 true stories of patients who have died and met Jesus Christ. The individual accounts of Near Death Experiences may be read under
Near Death Experiences, or in the two books.
Many individuals in the books visited either Heaven or Hell. These books were formerly published by HarperCollins in the UK, and by Zondervan in the USA, and were very popular. The copyright of both books, and all other material on this web site, is now owned by Richard UK Charity, The Final Frontier Charitable Trust, UK Charity 1106663.
The Final Frontier book has been translated into German, Swedish, and Italian, and is currently being translated into Norwegian and Japanese. It is hoped that eventually both books will be available in many languages, as an aid to evangelism.
Richard retired from General Practice in 1997. He is now a very part time unpaid conference speaker, evangelist, Bible teacher and author. His wife, Mrs Val Kent, is a retired nurse, and works closely with Richard. They are both ordained ministers.
They now live in a rented house near Winchester in the UK, close to other members of their family, and are active members of Porchester Free Church, Portsmouth, UK, a small church that supports Israel, and teaches the Jewish links with Christianity.
Richard has run seven marathons for various charities, including the London Marathon, and marathons in Edinburgh, Dublin and Prague. He now prefers to simply jog with friends, often by the sea, and chat to them whilst jogging!
Richard has been interviewed frequently on TV and Radio, both in the UK and abroad, and is still available for interview. Please contact us.
Richard and Val have spoken in church conferences in the UK, the US, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, Pakistan, and on Death Row in a maximum-security prison in the Philippines. Richard and Val have now given free conferences in 24 countries.
Richard and Val’s mission is to help and encourage as many Christians as possible, in as many countries as possible. They also like to leave with believers Free eBooks, Free Movies, and Free PowerPoint Presentations, which may be freely copied and distributed.
Teaching Personal Evangelism is a very practical subject, and Richard was himself taught exactly how to do this by a close friend.
Richard and Val now work with entire churches, teaching them a very simple, but highly effective, technique for personal evangelism. This simple lesson can be learned by virtually anybody in about 5 minutes! Children learn much faster than adults! Richard and Val also teach the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, which is absolutely essential for all evangelists (Acts 1:8).
Richard and Val then immediately take groups of Christians to anywhere where there are people such as hospitals, supermarkets, airports, railway stations, shopping malls, beaches, taxi ranks, parks, ferry terminals, car parks, sports events, vegetable markets, fast food restaurants, old people’s homes, and (especially) prisons!
Jesus did NOT have evangelistic meetings in synagogues! He spoke to individuals where He meet them, and encouraged His disciples to do the same! (see Evangelism is Easy) .
Atheists find church meetings both boring and threatening, and they do not want to come, as you may have noticed! This is why Jesus’ last command to His disciples was to “go into all the world and preach the Gospel” (Mark 16:15). We all need to do what Jesus commanded!
Christians are still busy trying to get atheists to come to our churches! This will rarely work, any more than Christians desire to attend casinos or lap dancing clubs! We need to go to atheist where they are! Jesus knew what He was talking about, and did exactly that throughout His ministry!
Christians are frequently amazed at the immediate responses they receive as they start personal evangelism using this simple technique. Their personal evangelism is radically transformed! Most Christians want to be evangelists, but do not know how to, and are also embarrassed about the whole subject.
This is the most exciting ministry on the planet, and Richard and Val want to come and work in your church, at no cost to you!
You can read about Christians’ experiences of very quickly learning personal evangelism under Recommendations
You can also learn about Evangelism is Easy now on this web site.
Richard also teaches about Money, and never, ever, asks for money!Richard and Val never sell any teaching material! They give it away!
There is no facility on this web site to donate money to Richard and Val’s ministry, and there never will be!
Jesus taught His disciples that if believers truly put the Kingdom of God first, then they will never ever have to worry about money (Matthew 6:33)! This is Richard and Val’s personal experience, and it is their honour and pleasure to serve you in this way.
If Richard and Val come to your church, wherever you are, it will cost your church nothing at all. (see Christians and Money.)
We hope to meet you soon, at no cost to you!
God bless you!
Richard and Val Kent