Originally from Elizabethton, Tennessee, Kevin Slemp has served as the Senior Pastor of Berea Baptist Church since 2000. He is a 1991 graduate of Berea College and earned a Master of Divinity degree at Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. In the years following college, Kevin toured professionally with the Christian quartet, the Penny Loafers, and sang on six recordings with them. Then Kevin launched his own traveling ministry of speaking, music, and drama. During this time, he served for two summers (1997 and 1999) as a camp pastor for the Baptist youth camp, Centrifuge. In August of 1999, Kevin joined the Berea Baptist ministerial staff as Associate Minister and Minister of Education. He then was called into the Senior Pastor position the following spring.
Kevin lives in Berea with his lovely wife, Felicity, and their two children, Eliana and Aiden.