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Pastor Kendall

Dr. James Kendall

Pastor of Administration and Missions
 (phone extension 105)

Pastor Kendall joined the Salem staff in June of 2008.

Family: Temarie and I have been married since 2005. We have one daughter, Bella, who was born in 2012.

Testimony: I grew up in a pastor’s home as the second of seven children. With the constant teaching of biblical truths from my parents, I was saved and baptized at an early age. I always wanted to enter the family business (all three brothers and father are pastors) and found my calling in children's ministry.  I love working with children and their parents.

Education: I graduated from Bryan College with a degree in Biblical Studies and from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Apologetics.  I completed my Doctor of Ministry degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in May, 2017.

Previous Lines of Work: Everything from building houses to scrubbing toilets to selling ladies’ shoes to cleaning cars. You name it; I’ve probably had a job doing it.

Book: The Bible (second favorite – any apologetics, philosophical, nerdy-type books)
Food: Hot Wings (that are not hot)
Snack Food: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Movie: The Dark Knight
TV Shows: University of Kentucky basketball (don't judge me!)
Time of Day: Bedtime
Season: Spring
Place in the World: Home
Place to Pray: Office at home
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Basketball, piano, spending time with Temarie and Bella
Scriptures: Proverbs 3:5-6
Bible Story: all of Revelation
Sports Team: Kentucky Wildcats
Sport: Basketball

Least Favorites
Food: Seafood (if God wanted me to eat it, He would not have covered it with water)
Season: I used to live in Florida where there is only one season, HOT!, so I like all four now
Sports Team: I’ll just give you a hint…it’s in NC and it’s blue

Best Thing Someone Said to You:   Of course” (when I asked Temarie if she would marry me)


Life Motto:   God first, family second, everything else after