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SENIOR PASTOR | KELLY BENTON
Pastor Kelly came to Kapa’a to serve as our Senior Pastor in June of 2022. 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 Assistant 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 Army at various locations and multiple deployments such as Hawaii, Haiti, Guam, Thailand, Japan, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, and Iraq.
After returning home from his tour of duty in Iraqi, Pastor Kelly left the Army to pursue “civilian ministry”. 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 in June of 2022.
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.