“The local church has the power to change the world.”


Kevin has a passion for creativity, a deep love for broken people, and a desire to see the church bring this generation to Jesus. Kevin’s unique path to the pastorate has given him the opportunity to see momentum in the toughest of circumstances and he firmly believes that a good pastor, a good church and a good God can together change the world.

Experience.


Senior Pastor

2011-2016

Church Health / Growth

  • Brought healing, health, and over 30% attendance growth to a declining congregation that went through a difficult split five years prior to arrival.
  • Named one of the “Top 100 Fastest Growing Churches in America” by Outreach magazine.
  • Fundraised $100K and launched Multi-Venue Simulcast strategy to double seating capacity.
  • Healed long-standing friction and built partnerships between church, school, and daycare leadership.
  • Created climate of leadership development, training, and organizational excellence.
  • Brought significant growth to key demographics (Young Marrieds and Millennials).

Spiritual Formation

  • Developed and launched small group ministry which moved adult participation from 25% to 70% churchwide.
  • Designed a churchwide discipleship strategy to that ignited churchwide spiritual growth as measured by the REVEAL Spiritual Life Survey.
  • Regularly designed and authored church group and discipleship curricula.
  • Dramatically increased priority of prayer through creation and launch of 24/7 Prayer Ministry.

Outreach

  • Increased mission/outreach giving by 400% to $265,000/year.
  • Launched partnerships with 12 Jamaican churches and became the sending church of 2 missionaries to Jamaica.
  • Established 10% giving/tithe of budget to outside missions and churches in need

Change Management

  • Guided process to re-imagine vision, mission, strategy, values and measures using the Auxano Corporation.
  • Produced significant change in key church metrics as measured by multiple waves of the Reveal Spiritual Life Survey.
  • Began development of new governance model to accommodate growth and future needs.

Assistant Pastor
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Minister of Creative Media

2004-2011


  • Served as co-pastor for 18 months after Senior Pastor suffered massive stroke in 2009, seeing an increase in church energy, attendance and giving during his absence (1850 average attendance).
  • Lead and grew multiple ministry areas including Compassion, Outreach and Men.
  • Developed, led and regularly taught as part of Teaching Team.
  • Design, grow, and lead College Ministry with connections to five local colleges and universities.
  • Served on Creative Programming Team for 7 years and as lead architect of sermon series for 2 years.
  • Supervised regional television broadcast, Media Ministry, Online and Print Communications departments.


Worship Producer

2000-2004


  • Coordinate development and production of all media content for 23,000-member church.
  • Member of Lead Launch Team for “New Community” worship service.
  • Oversee/shepherd 75-member volunteer team including recruitment, training, scheduling, community interaction and spiritual development.
  • First media ministry staff person ever ordained by church.

Education.

Portland Seminary

Doctor of Ministry
Semiotics and Future Studies

Beeson Divinity School

Pre-Doctoral
Leveling Coursework

Dallas Theological Seminary

Master of Arts in Christian Education
Church Educational Leadership

Cedarville University

Bachelor of Arts
Biblical Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Visual Communications

Activities.


  • Connector.

    Board of Trustees

    Malone University, 2015-2016

  • Connector.

    Conference Speaker

    FOCUS Discipleship Conference, 2015

  • Connector.

    Fellow

    Young Clergy Program, Chautauqua Institution, 2013

  • Connector.

    Ordination

    Prestonwood Church, 2003