I Corinthians 9:22 (AMP)
Trailblazer. Leader. Community Advisor. Husband. Father. These words are the tip of the iceberg that describes the man Pastor John M. Kennedy, Jr. characterizes. Wise beyond his years, he is respected for his business savvy and his wildly innovative approach to relating God’s word to real life application so the Body of Christ can walk in confidence in this contemporary society.
Pastor Kennedy embodies an enormous heart for God’s word coupled with an undying love for God’s people. His vision is uncompromisingly clear with one central purpose; to save souls for the Body of Christ. Pastor Kennedy has taken the gospel into many communities across the nation as a leader and a heavy participant in national missions and church plants.
Pastor Kennedy possesses a contagious spirit of generosity and servanthood that flows through every facet of his ministry. Receiving his mandate from God, Pastor Kennedy obediently served while fulfilling his calling as the Senior Pastor of New Birth Metro Worship Center. Equipped to move forward in ministry, Pastor Kennedy received his license to minister in 1994 at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and ordained as an Elder in February 2009. In 2006, Pastor Kennedy was appointed by Bishop Eddie L. Long, Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, as the Director of Evangelism, and then promoted to Sr. Director of Outreach in 2009.
Pastor Kennedy and his wife Tennille are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Lydia and Abigail.