Cultivating a Passion for Christ

Kevin James

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Kevin is a native of Virginia, born and raised in Winchester.  He graduated from John Handley High School, The University of Virginia and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He and Brenda met at the BSU while attending UVA, Brenda in the School of Nursing and Kevin in the School of Education.  They married in 1983 when Kevin graduated.  Brenda completed her BSN the following year and they headed to Louisville for seminary.  After graduating with an MDiv in Pastoral Care and Counseling and celebrating the birth of their first child, Katelyn, they returned to Virginia to serve Braddock Baptist in Alexandria as Associate Pastor.  Eighteen months later they received a phone call that would change everything.  After many meetings, visits and much prayer Salem Baptist extended a call to Kevin to become their pastor.  Emily was born the next year and Corey four years after that.  For more than 25 years we have served Christ and this community.  We have been blessed to see the Lord grow His church and His people.  We have seen children, teenagers and adults come to Christ and grow in faith.  Missions opportunities have lead us to serve here in Caroline, SWVA, the US and the world.  We can only hope that the Lord will continue to lead and guide us as we serve Him together, living out our passion for Christ with purpose everyday!!!