Kent is originally from Kansas City. His dad was an Air Force pilot, so the family moved around a lot, landing in Birmingham, Alabama where Kent became a Christian as a teenager. He spent 14 years as a youth worker / youth pastor himself, first with Youth for Christ in Ft. Lauderdale, and then with Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church and his pastor, mentor and good friend Steve Brown. (Yes, the guy with the real deep voice ….) Since 1994 Kent has been a church planter, solo pastor and now a Senior Pastor.
Kent has a BA and M. Ed. from the University of Montevallo in Alabama; a Master’s of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando; and a Doctorate in Ministry from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. He has written for and been published in numerous popular and scholarly works … all of which would come as quite a shock to his high school teachers and college professors. Especially his college professors.
“You mean that guy who always came to my class late, sweaty, carrying a tennis racquet?” they would say. If they remembered seeing him at all.
He also has published a book of some his best blogs titled Random Observations of an Orderly Universe (available at www.lulu.com) … or you can read many of them right here on the website.
Kent and his wife Heidi have four children, one grandchild, four cats, a German Shepherd who thinks she’s a lap-dog, and a desperate need for a zoo keeper’s license. In his spare time, Kent has been known to read a book or two and to follow Major League Baseball.