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The year 2016 marks the 43rd preaching (ministerial) anniversary of this Baltimore, Maryland native, Bishop Reginald Lamont Kennedy. From the moment he preached his inaugural gospel message at the tender age of eleven, this anointed man of God has touched and is touching hundreds of lives as a highly sought-after preacher, teacher, keynote speaker, lecturer and seminar leader in the religious and business communities.

Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church, located in the heart of Baltimore’s inner city, acknowledges that God sent this young pastor to them twenty-three years ago knowing the future and heightened level of ministry upon which they would embark together. Bishop Kennedy is the Senior Pastor, with his youngest son, Rev. Daniel Kennedy, serving as Assistant Pastor.

Bishop Kennedy attended the Baltimore’s Lake Clifton High School and Richmond’s Virginia Union University, where he earned a B.A in Religion and Philosophy. At Baltimore’s Family Bible Seminary, he earned a Master of Divinity Degree. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Advanced Clinical Pastoral Counseling at the University of Family Bible.

His pastoral stops included duties as Assistant to the Pastor at Timothy Baptist Church and Assistant Pastor at Good Tidings Baptist Church in Baltimore, and Chaplain for the University of Maryland Police Department before assuming the full-time pastorate of Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Bishop Kennedy is the author of three books: “Introduction to the New Covenant,” “God’s View of the Family,” and the most recent, “What Really Works in Ministry? Being a Reflection of God.” He deems it a great honor to serve as the Presiding Bishop of the Spiritual Integrity Covenant Fellowship, which includes churches both in Maryland and South Africa.

He has been married for over thirty years to the love of his life, the former Kelly Ryles. Their blessed union has resulted in the parenting of three fine young sons, Michael, Timothy and Daniel. He gives God praise for his family.


Whether you call him Pastor, Preacher, or Teacher—Bishop Reginald L. Kennedy is a true minister—God’s man, in God’s place, doing God’s work, in God’s way, for God’s glory!