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Dr. David A. Palmer has been our senior pastor since 1995. He has a B.A. from Wittenberg University, a Master of Divinity from Duke University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. A native of Wooster, Ohio, he has served three other churches in east Ohio before coming to Kent. He and his wife have three young children.
Rev. Douglas Denton, serving as Minister of Pastoral Care, has as his primary responsibility visitation of the sick and and the homebound. He, along with the senior pastor, provides spiritual support and counsel to those going through critical, life changing events. Rev. Denton has served churches in both Cleveland and Akron, and more recently worked in the field of child welfare. He is married, has two children and two grandchildren.
We were church shopping and happened to attend on the day Dr. Palmer gave a sermon on the “Mark of the Beast”. Never left since.
The first Sunday I attended, Becky Shrank and Pat Baldwin sang a duet. I joined the choir that week because of them and sang in the choir 25 years. I’ve attended here since then.
My husband and I moved to Kent 2.5 years ago. The first time we visited the church we knew we had found our spiritual home.
I started coming to this church when I was 4 or 5. I had no religious experience. My neighbor took me to the old church 68 years ago and I loved it. Our church has given me the strength to carry on when our lives became so tangled in family troubles.