The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. 10And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Pastor for Young Adult (Sr High) Discipleship, Downtown
- Ministry Assistant: Emily Weller (612-338-7653 x484)
Kempton spent the first years of his life in East St. Louis, Illinois. During his early teen years, Kempton’s family moved to Houston, where he attended high school. Although he responded to the gospel and was baptized at age 12, it was not until age 19, following some years of careless living, that Kempton came to the end of himself and experienced true repentance and the transforming power of Christ.
The passion of Kempton’s heart and vision for ministry is to partner with parents at Bethlehem to see God raise up young adults who are Christ-centered (Colossians 1:15-20), Spirit-intoxicated (Ephesians 5:18), Bible-saturated (Colossians 3:16), and radically transformed through the ministry of the Word! (John 17:17). His desire is to see this generation of young people passionately live out the Great Commandment and the Great Commission with all their heart, mind, and strength (Matthew 22:37-39, 28:18-20) as they make disciples of Christ everywhere for the joy of all nations and the glory of God (Psalm 67).
Kempton and his wife, Caryn, have been happily married since 1999, and the Lord has blessed them with three children, Christian, Carysse, and Kalia Joy.