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Pastor Kinney was born and reared in a Roman Catholic family. He was saved at the age of 19 in a shipboard Independent Baptist ministry while stationed aboard a U.S. Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea. After his salvation and while still in the Navy, he met Carol and they were married on January 17, 1978. The Lord has blessed them with three children, Matt (1980), Brad (1983) and Charlotte (1988). All three children are serving faithfully in Bible-believing churches. Matt is married with 3 children, Brad is married with 4 children, and Charlotte is an ER Nurse in Texas.
Pastor Kinney graduated from Bible College in May of 1985, and on June 15, 1986, he became the second pastor of Temple Baptist Church. Since that time the church has more than doubled in attendance and gone from supporting 5 missionaries to over 60 missionary families, institutions, and projects. We occupied our new auditorium in January 2015, which more than doubled our capacity. Our goal is that “[His] house may be filled.”
Mrs. Kinney serves as school principal & teacher at the Academy, teaches a ladies’ Bible study, and plays the piano for our church services.
Most of our Academy graduates have gone to Christian colleges and are now serving in home, ministry, medical, engineering, teaching, business, military, government, and other fields.
The Kinneys are thankful for the privilege of being pastor and pastor’s wife of the good people of Temple Baptist Church, and Lord willing, plan to spend the rest of their ministry years doing so.