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Lakeland in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Kelly Gardens

Southeastern University

Kelly Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, December 13, 2018
1. Kelly Gardens Marker

Dr. Charles Kelly and Eloise Kelly

Dr. Charles Kelly is a 1964 graduate of Southeastern University. He has served forty-five years as an Assemblies of God minister and pastured two churches prior to being elected to the position of District Secretary-Treasurer for the North Carolina District of the Assemblies of God. He served in that capacity for twenty-two years when he was elected District Superintendent in 1992. Dr. Kelly has served the Assemblies of God as a General Presbyter of the General Council and member of the Commission on Christian Higher Education, in addition to serving as Director of Home Missions and Church Planting for the North Carolina District.

In 1970, Dr. Kelly joined the Southeastern University Board of Directors and chaired the Finance and Audit Committee for more than two decades. He became Chairman of the Board in 2003 and in 2006 became the first Chairman of the university’s Board of Regents. Dr. Kelly and his wife, Eloise, met while students at Southeastern and have two sons, Kenneth and Keith, both Assemblies of God ministers.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation.
Location. 28° 1.862′ N, 81° 55.09′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Florida, in Polk County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Longfellow Blvd. and Avenue E. Marker is centrally located on the campus of Southeastern University, Lakeland, Fl. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland FL 33801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brown Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Price Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Hennesy Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lambert Plaza (about 300 feet away); Homer Plaza (about 400 feet away); Acton Community (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Frank Lloyd Wright Campus of Florida Southern College (approx. 1.9 miles away); Thomas B. Mack Park (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
Kelly Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, December 13, 2018
2. Kelly Gardens Marker
Map of Southeastern University image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Southeastern University
3. Map of Southeastern University
Kelly Gardens is located just west of the Education Building which is #9 on the map
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 3, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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