News Archive 2009-2018

Rev. Peter J. Gomes H’00, Harvard Minister, Dies at 68 Archives

The Rev. Peter J. Gomes, an influential Baptist minister and advocate for tolerance who oversaw Harvard University’s Memorial Church for more than three decades, has died. Gomes, who received an honorary degree from the College in 2000, spoke at Baccalaureate that year, wishing graduates endurance, passion and serenity. Gomes was 68.