This Christmas weekend is a great time to speak with Church Planter John Kinyon and church members, Vanessa Royer, Bo & Meagan Arnold.
John was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and became a Christian as a teenager through the ministry of Young Life. A graduate of Cornell
University and Vanderbilt Law School, John was employed as a Wall Street banker and an attorney while ministering in the collegiate and community-based ministries of The Navigators and Campus Crusade for Christ, before heeding God’s call to full-time church ministry. Upon graduation from Reformed Theological Seminary/Orlando in 1994, John and his family moved to the Island of Oahu where they “suffered for Jesus” planting a multi-ethnic PCA congregation from scratch. John also trained future church planters and pastors as a member of the faculty at International College and Graduate School in Honolulu, HI. John and Claire (his wife of 29 years) returned to Pennsylvania in 2000 to be closer to family and to join a core group of 4 young couples to plant Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in the Lehigh Valley which, by God’s grace, planted two daughter churches in 12 years. Consistent with his commitment to see more gospel-centered churches planted locally and abroad, John served until recently as the team leader for the Eastern Pennsylvania Presbytery (PCA) Church Planting Ministry Team (overseeing the planting of 4-5 new churches) and he teaches Biblical Studies and Theology classes as an adjunct faculty member of a Mainland Chinese Seminary. Desiring to “make another go of it” and to live nearer their aging parents, John and Claire moved to Moore County, NC only a few months ago to join a core group of approximately 60 people to plant Redeemer Church. John and Claire are blessed with 5 strapping young sons ranging in age from 14 – 25 years of age.
They currently live in Pinehurst, NC.
The Redeemer Church will be holding their Sunday morning services at 10:00 a.m. at The O’Neal School (Hannah Marie Bradshaw Activities Center).
Our panel of guests covers a whole host of issues including the difference between a Biblical & Gospel centered church, generational dynamics in Moore County, core values, it’s vision & purpose, the strong role of music in service, and their place in a world of political discourse, misinformation
and social media.