Kevin Finkenbinder

Seeking to serve and disciple a diverse congregation in a small or medium sized community.  The ideal position would serve God through teaching people to live in intentional ministry to God and others.
Personal Information
Born: October 14, 1970, over 30 years following Christ, over 15 years in ministry
Wife: Amy S. Finkenbinder, full-time homemaker and mother
certified science teacher
Married:  December 20, 2008
Son: Isaiah M. Finkenbinder, born December 10, 2009
Son: Asa J. Finkenbinder born May 17, 2011
Ministry Experience
May 2011-Feb 2012         Onaway Baptist Chapel                   Onaway, MI
Interim Pastor
Nov 2009-Dec 2009, May 2010-Sep 2010
Long Term Pulpit Supply
l  Leadership development
l  Facilities expansion planning
l  Conflict Resolution
l  Church Re-visioning
l  29 people committed to Gospel Evangelism in the area (from attendance of 35-40)
l  2 Baptisms

Jan 2009-Jul 2009              Grayling Baptist Church              Grayling, MI
Interim Pastor
l  Two or three sermons per week
l  Hospital visitation
l  Deacon training
l  Discipleship training
l  Pastoral counseling
l  Coordinating to bring mission teams from other churches
l  VBS preparation
l  Church wide calendaring and planning
l  Leading music every other week
l  Served as Senior Pastor
Jul 2005-Dec 2008            Immanuel Baptist Church              Lansing, MI
Associate Pastor / Minister of Education
l  Curriculum selection
l  Technical contact
l  Mission council staff liaison
l  Outreach director
l  Teacher selection and training
l  Pulpit supply and interim worship leader loaned to other churches as needed
l  Church-wide calendaring and planning

Jul 2005-Jun 2007   Baptist State Convention of Michigan   Lansing, MI
                                                                                        Mount Pleasant, MI
Christian Challenge Director
l  Ministry planning
l  Student discipleship
l  Events and recruiting
l  Regular preaching
l  Meeting and Bible study leadership
l  Mission trip supervision
l  Counseling and intervention.
l  Student and volunteer staff supervision

Aug 2002-Jun 2005   Clay-Platte Baptist Association    Kansas City, MO
Campus Minister
l  Ministry planning
l  Student discipleship
l  Student and volunteer staff supervision
l  Student events and recruiting
l  Meeting and Bible study leadership

Jun 1994-May 2002       Baptist Student Union      Colorado Springs, CO
Assistant Director
l  Serving the United States Air Force Academy and other local campuses
l  Leading Bible studies and worship
l  Mission trip planning, leadership and participation (international and domestic)
l  Event planning and resource maintenance
l  One-on-one interaction with students
l  30-35 hours per week
May 2005                 Midwestern Baptist Seminary         Kansas City, MO
Master of Divinity
l  William H. Collier Evangelism Award
l  G. Hugh Wamble Award in Church History Studies

December 1994          University of Colorado        Colorado Springs, CO
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
l  Mathematics Minor
l  Religious Studies Minor
Licensure and

Deacon Ordination and Licensure for Ministry:  Chapel Hills Baptist Church, Colorado Springs, CO, Early 2002
Pastoral Ordination:  Northern Hills Baptist Church, Holt, MO, June 2005
Missions Experience
Nearly 20 foreign and domestic mission trips
l  Youth & children’s ministry
l  Church construction
l  Minister training
l  Education & community outreach
l  China
l  Hungary
l  Belarus
l  Ukraine
l  Colorado
l  Utah
l  Nevada
l  New Mexico
l  North Dakota
l  Michigan
Salvation Experience
Full testimony available at
Raised in a Christian home, I accepted Jesus as my personal savior as a young child in children’s church…presented with the option of being in God’s army or fighting against Him, I chose accept salvation.  I was baptized at the age of 12 and learned to make Christ my savior AND Lord as a high school junior.
Call to Ministry
In college I first experienced what it means to be discipled and realized that God was calling me to disciple others.  At first I thought that I was called to minister along side my secular career.  For nine years I served as a volunteer (35 hours/week) ministering to college students.  It was at this point that I realized God was calling me to vocational ministry and I left a high paying computer career to go to seminary and enter full time ministry.
Secular Experience
Feb 2011 – Jan 2012               Habitat for Humanity                Gaylord, MI
Office Administrator
l  Bookkeeping
l  Website design
l  Fundraising
l  Promotional design

Sep 2009 – May 2011                        WillSub                           Northern MI
Substitute Teacher
l  Classroom management
l  Curriculum instruction
l  Student mentoring

Mar 2009 – Oct 2009       United States Census Bureau        Northern MI
Field Operations Supervisor
l  Resource utilization
l  Training
l  Supervision
l  Employee evaluation
l  Obtain venues for training
l  Employee counseling

Sep 2007 – Dec 2008     CareerQuest Learning Center           Lansing, MI
IT Coordinator
l  Resource utilization
l  Purchasing
l  Contract negotiation
l  Network architecture design
l  Computer system administration
l  Supervision of interns and other employees

Jan 1994-Jun 2002                                                   Colorado Springs, CO
Computer Programming/Networking Consultant and Technical Instructor
l  Service marketing
l  Course development implementation
l  Software design
l  Database, network architecture, and web site development and maintenance
l  Customer consultation and problem resolution
l  Database access and administration
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