Our KMC Staff
SENIOR PASTOR | KELLY BENTON
Pastor Kelly served the United States Army as an Infantry Soldier, serving in the 25th Infantry Division 1-27 Wolfhounds. After serving an initial three-year tour with the 25th Infantry Division, Pastor Kelly received a calling to serve a greater authority, Jesus Christ. He then became a Chaplain Asst., serving both God and Country for the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii and later for the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.
Pastor Kelly spent time over a 12-year period in the United States Army at various locations and multiple deployments such as Hawaii, Haiti, Guam, Thailand, Japan, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, and Iraq.
Pastor Kelly has served as Senior Pastor at The Glen Elder Christian Church in Glen Elder, KS., Senior Pastor at The Fertile Church of Christ in Fertile, IA, and Senior Pastor at The Leon Christian Church in Leon, KS before accepting the call to Kapa’a Missionary Church.
Pastor Kelly’s credentials include: An Honorary Doctorate Degree of Divinity from Concordia Theologica Institute and Biblical studies, a Bachelors Degree of Practical Ministry from the Evangelical Protestant Church Seminary, and various courses throughout the Military.
Pastor Kelly and his lovely wife Stacy are proud parents to 8 adult children and 7 grandchildren.
Pastor Gene oversees our building maintenance and Youth Ministry at KMC. Pastor Gene is a graduate of the Missionary Church Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI). He served as the Interim Overseer for Kapa’a Missionary Church from September 2022 – May 2022 and currently serves on the church Elder Board. Pastor Gene has been a faithful member of Kapa’a Missionary Church since 1997.
Pastor Gene retired from the Hawaii National Guard after serving 40 years as a Radar Technician and Supervisor.
Pastor Gene and his wife Carol are blessed with 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren.
YOUTH MINISTRY DIR.
John, born and raised on Kauai, grew up in Old Koloa Town. He currently resides in Lawai and is a graduate of Kauai Community College with an A.A in Liberal Arts and an A.S in Creative Media. He currently attends West Oahu via distance learning where he is working towards obtaining a B.A in Public Administration.
John volunteered as a youth leader for Kapaa Missionary Church in 2018 and has been active in the youth ministry since. He scooped cream at Koloa Mill Ice Cream and Coffee between 2016-2020 and began working at Ohana Business Solutions in 2021, where he is still employed. John enjoys playing instruments and is into numismatics, which is a fancy way of saying he collects coins.
Stacie started attending Kapaa Missionary Church in 1982. She has served in many various ministries at KMC over the years including Infant Care, Sunday School teacher, and as the Youth Ministry Co-coordinator. Stacie also worked as a substitute aide in the preschool in the early 1980s.
Stacie married her husband Joe in June 1975, and they have three adult children and five grandchildren. Stacie was born and raised on Kauai in a family of 10 children. She loves people, reading, playing on her iPad, and spending time with her family and her KMC ‘Ohana.
Stacie started serving part-time as the church receptionist on March 11, 1992 and later transitioned to the full-time Office Administrator.