Kenneth and Debbi joined Valley Isle Fellowship in April 2022 where Kenneth is serving as the transitional pastor. He comes with a background in consulting with churches across North America in church revitalization and church health. He served 10 years in local church ministry in Texas and North Carolina; 14 years in state convention work with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention; and founded the Hemphill Center for Church Revitalization at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he served as interim director 2019-2021 and director 2021-early 2022. Kenneth has served as an adjunct professor with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO since 2015. Kenneth and Debbi have been married since 1993.
Pastor Stephen Kaneshiro retired on January 16, 2022. The Pastor Search Committee is in the process of finding a new pastor according to the church's by-laws. In the interim, Valley Isle Fellowship has been blessed with Dr. Kenneth Priest as our transitional pastor.