The Christ Center at Transfiguration ELCA
The Christ Center Harlem

Pastor Kevin believes that all should rally around the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which should first be seen as much as it is heard. After traversing many different faith traditions, he has come to believe that God welcomes, accepts and loves all—no matter what!

Pastor Kevin was born in Anderson, South Carolina where the mud is red. Early on, he was raised in a Baptist Church, and it was clear that he had gifts for ministry. Kevin received his Bachelor’s Degree in 2011 from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, where he was licensed and eventually ordained in the Pentecostal tradition. He then attended Duke University Divinity School in Durham, NC and graduated with an M. Div. in 2014. It was while at Duke that Kevin first sensed a call to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, because of its emphasis on the message of God’s free gift of grace. Kevin is currently a PhD student at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he is studying Homiletics (Preaching).

Kevin has worked extensively with the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools, served as the Director of Family Ministry at Christ Lutheran Church Churches-Charlotte, the largest Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Southeast, served as the Associate Minister of Youth and Young Adults at The Riverside Church in the City of New York, and is now serving as Sr. Pastor/Mission Developer at The Christ Center at Transfiguration in the heart of Harlem, NY.

For fun, Kevin enjoys fishing, going to the driving range, playing the piano, reading, and relaxing by a body of water somewhere.

Kevin is happily married to Dr. Marci, who is a prolific professor, author, and speaker.