"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15
Who We Are
Robert (a.k.a kcbob)
I am a born and raised Texan living in Kansas City, MO since 1988. Just some quick background on me…I have a small family (wife and 2 kids). I have a passion for politics, and even ran for office once (state representative). I am passionate about the things I love and wear my emotions on my sleeve for all to see. I never back down from an intellectual debate (sometimes to my own detriment). Currently I work for a life insurance company,and am working with a church plant in Kansas City North (Legacy Church).
I came to Christ while I was in the military, but my relationship with Christ has exploded over the last 4 years. Quick Overview…While beginning my pursuit of my MBA at Liberty University my passion became my development of business acumen through Christ. At the time it was the only way I could relate to Christ that was on a personal level. That has now exploded well beyond business, and now has moved into evangelism. I am just a few months away from having my MDiv from Luther Rice Seminary and am current in the application process for a PhD in Leadership from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
While getting my MDiv, my vision and calling has come into clear focus for me.
My vision is to create a paradigm shift in church administration. This paradigm shift will impact church organizations that have been established yet are dying, as well as the church planter looking to build a church. This shift focuses on one simple truth, that the Bible and God are the source of all truth. Leadership and organizational truths that are demonstratively successful in business are also applicable to church. This paradigm shift can not only stall the decline of the church in America, but can also improve the leadership skills of the pastor, develop executive pastors with the gifts of administration, save churches that are failing, and establish churches that can be built to last. Utilizing these methods we should expect to see Churches accomplish more objectives that are kingdom oriented, pastors that are freed up to be pastors, the church plant success rate increase and church closures decrease. The overall effectiveness and efficiency of the church will improve, making for a better experience for the average church goer, and making volunteering more enjoyable as leaders and administrators take the guess work and frustration out of the various ministries in the church.
Anyway…hope you like the blog and the topics.
Kevin (a.k.a. KBtheJesusFreak)
I’m an Okie (Oklahoman) born and bread, but lived in Kansas City, MO for a big portion of my life. My family and I moved back to OK where I was a youth pastor for 2.5 years, but we’ve now returned to KC where I am now the founding pastor of Legacy Church. Funny that a Texan and an Okie get along so well, right? I have an MDiv from Luther Rice and a MAR from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
I’ve been married to the same wonderful woman, Andrea, since May of 1997 and together we currently have four children. Unlike Robert, politics frustrate me – I think that spiritual revival is THE solution to our nation’s problems and fighting politically is by an large fighting on the wrong front.
Jesus saved me when I was just 5 years old, but I’ve progressively gotten more and more radical in my love for Him starting about my junior year in college. My big passion is for the Glory of God and for building His Kingdom through evangelism, discipleship and missions. I desprately want to see people know and understand the God who created the universe, but is still personal enough to engage individuals in relationship through Jesus. My theological perspective is evanglical and very conservative. If you wanted to pigeon-hole me I’m basically Baptistic in theology. I’m guessing there will be times when Robert and I will clash theologically and do so in bloody fashion on the “pages” of our blog, but this should only serve to generate deep thinking about the God we both love and worship with intense passion.
When Robert asked me to work on this blog with him, I was encouraged because one of the elders in my former church had suggested that I start a blog… and the load is much easier to bear (and I think the product is much better and more productive) when responsabilities are shared. I am immeasurabley proud and grateful that I am able to share this load with Robert, who is not just my best friend – he’s my brother.