Pastor Kevin Kinchen was born in 1960 and grew up in Friendswood, Texas. His father, Choice Kinchen, was a well-known businessman and inventor in the oilfield business. Although Pastor Kevin’s father has passed away, his mom still lives there today.
Kevin attended Friendswood schools with his two brothers. His childhood sweetheart, Margie, disappointed and hurt over something he had done, challenged him to go to church with her. His salvation was dramatic, becoming a turning point in his life. He surrendered his heart to Jesus in 1979 and his life was changed forever.
That revolution spread to Margie, who also received Jesus as Savior, and they were married in April 1980. They have three children: Jared, who married Rachel in January 2003; Josh, who reaches out to those involved in extreme sports; and Courtney, who is becoming a nurse in the pediatric field. Jared and Rachel had their first child, a son named Kallan, in 2008.
Kevin began ministering to others immediately after his salvation experience. He volunteered at Living Stones Church in Alvin, Texas through outreach programs, home visitation, and even preaching and teaching from the streets.
In 1984, after feeling called to go to Nederland, Texas, Kevin was ordained and founded a non-denominational church. He served that community until 1987, when he and his family returned to Living Stones.
Pastor Kevin is never afraid of a challenge. His photo was published in National Geographic in January 1988, dragging a wooden cross through New Orleans’ Mardi Gras in order to tell people about Jesus.
In 1993, the church began building Victory Camp to serve the youth of the community. While working on a project at the camp, Pastor Kevin was knocked to the ground by a 13,000-pound backhoe which ran over him lengthwise as he laid face-up. He was flown by Life Flight to a Galveston hospital where doctors gave him little chance of survival.
“While I was on that helicopter, I felt as if I could have taken one last breath and just stepped over into Heaven,” he said. “But I kept hearing the echo of my little boy’s voice (Josh) as he saw me lying on the ground. He was crying ‘Somebody help my Daddy!’ When I heard that refrain in my head, I knew I couldn’t leave my family; I had to fight for my life.”
On July 19, fourteen days after the accident, Pastor Kevin walked up the steps of the platform to address the congregation of Living Stones Church and give thanks to God for the miracle of his life. Over the next few years, Kenneth Copeland Ministries and The 700 Club both produced video stories of this miracle on their television programs. The full story of his accident and recovery can be accessed by logging on to Kevin’s website at: www.PastorKevin.com .
Pastor Kevin knew from the day of his salvation, that he was called to preach around the world. He began writing The E-quip Daily Devotion in August 1999. “One day, as I sent E-quip to its subscribers, my wife walked by and asked me if I realized I was preaching all around the world. At that moment, I knew God had begun to fulfill that call in my life. E-quip is a great joy to me. It literally goes to people all over the world. It’s exciting to see what God has done with it.” (Sign up for E-quip at www.PastorKevin.com )
Today, after serving on full-time staff at Living Stones Church for 18 years, Pastor Kevin has stepped out into a FULL-TIME ministry of his own, reaching the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Margie Kinchen has joined Kevin in this ministry after serving full-time at Living Stones Church’s camp, Victory Camp, for 15 years. Each year, thousands of children and teenagers come through the camp, either as campers or interns. Though Margie loved working at Victory Camp she feels the call to support Kevin in all God is calling him to in this new ministry.
Pastor Kevin knows his mission statement is to: “Preach, publish, and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, around the world, around the clock.” As he now travels the world to fulfill that call, he knows his BEST DAYS are before him. He is completing his first book titled, “The Secret Place, REVEALED” and should have it completed soon. For more information about Pastor Kevin Kinchen, along with MP3 audios and videos of his messages, an eleven minute reenactment video of his tractor accident, and much more, view his website at: www.PastorKevin.com
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