Pastor Kirk’s primary responsibilities at River of Life include assisting the Lead Pastor with the administrative and operational oversight of the church and providing pastoral counseling services. Prior to becoming the Executive Pastor, he served River of Life in several roles. He has also served the Indiana District, UPCI in various capacities over the years. He is the founder of Marriage Moment – a ministry dedicated to providing information and resources for protecting and strengthening marriages.
Pastor Kirk holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Education, History, and Religious Studies. He enjoys studying, teaching and writing, especially in the areas of doctrinal studies, leadership, church administration/organization, counseling, and apologetics. He is also accomplished in the field of Information Technology.
Pastor Kirk is a committed husband and father. His wife, Tammy (formerly Caldwell), is a former Jackson College of Ministries (Jackson, MS) student and is active in the ministries of River of Life. They have three children: Gabrielle Hope, Silas Haywood, and Ella Grace.