From my perspective, Dr. Kenneth Priddy is one of the top two or three authorities on church revitalization in the United States. His approach to renewing churches is biblically sound, practically useful, and strategically solid. If you wish to see your church be fruitful in its evangelism and outreach, I advise you to listen, learn, and leverage Dr. Priddy’s insights for kingdom growth.
Gary L. McIntosh, Ph.D., Professor of Christian Ministry & Leadership, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
1975 Bachelor of Music Education; Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA
1993 Master of Divinity M.Div.); Reformed Theological Seminary – Orlando, FL
1999 Certification; The Church Planting Institute (CPI) studying under the direction of Bob Logan, Steve Ogne and Tom Nebel
2001 Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.); Reformed Theological Seminary – Orlando, FL; Dissertation: ReStarting the Dying Church
2003 Certification as a Corporate Trainer: Train-the-Trainer Program; Dr. Edward E. Jones, Instructor – The Management Institute; University of Richmond – Richmond, VA
2011 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biblical Studies; Newburgh Theological Seminary – Newburgh, IN; Dissertation: A Theology of Multiplication
2019 Certification – Change Management; Prosci, Inc., Ft. Collins, CO
2019 Certificate – Innovation Management; IBMI – International Business Management Institute, Berlin, Germany
Credentials: Licensed and Ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Organizations: Member – Great Commission Research Network
2014 – Present; Executive Director – The GO Center – formerly a ministry of the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, now, an independent non-profit corporation
2009 – 2017 ; President – The Ken Priddy Group, Inc.
2008 – 2013; Church Development Director – Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church
2007 – 2013; National Director of Church Renewal – Outreach North America, the home missions agency of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
1997 – Present; Guest/Adjunct Faculty for a number of colleges and seminaries including (thus far) Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West and Columbia, SC, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL, Crown College, St. Bonifacius, MN, and Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
2000 – 2009; Co-Founder and President – United Front Ministries – This ministry provided training, coaching and consultation in church revitalization and laid the foundation for the Ken Priddy Group and The GO Center.
1993 – 2000; Senior Pastor – Bridgeway Community Church – Phoenix, AZ. Bridgeway was a revitalization project that saw the church grow from 13 – 350 during the seven years of my pastorate.
1994 – 2002; Conference Staff: Trainer, Coach, Worship Leader – the Church Multiplication Training Center – Colorado Springs, CO. In the early years, my work with CMTC was in church planter training, but shifted to revitalization training as my work in Phoenix was translated into training for other pastors and leaders.
1991 – 1993; Worship Director – River Oaks Presbyterian Church (PCA) – a church plant in Lake Mary, FL. My role also included small groups and general church plant development as a part-time position during M. Div. studies at RTS-Orlando.
1985 – 1990; Executive Director – North Coast Presbyterian Church (PCA) – a church plant in Encinitas, CA. My role included leading music and worship, overseeing drama, marketing and communications, Bible teaching and discipleship, and serving as chief of staff. The plant grew to some 1200 attendees during my five-year tenure.
1975 – 1985; Professional Musician – Secular: Clubs, Studios and Concerts; Christian Musician – Concert and Recording Ministry
Teach a Church to Fish – High M-PACT Revitalization
The Silent Church: 39 Reasons We Keep the Good News to Ourselves (E-Book)
Jubal’s Worship Primer: Leading Worship & Leading Worship Leaders (E-Book)
VACANCY: Finding Who’s Missing & Bringing Them Home (Manuscript Edition)
Simply Vital: A Jumpstart to Basic-Yet-Complete Church Revitalization
GO Training 1 (Pre-Onsite Training Manual)
GO Training 2 (Onsite Training Manual)
GO Training 3 (Post-Onsite Training Manual)
The Leadership Ladder (co-authored with Dr. Steven Ogne – Book & Workbook available from ChurchSmart)
50 Days to Vitality (Devotional Study)
Four Leadership Dynamics for Great Commission Vitality (Video Series)
Four Leadership Dynamics for Great Commission Vitality (Workbook)
Church Turnaround: Perspectives, Principles and Practices; Delivered to the Great Commission Research Network Conference at Biola University, La Mirada, CA, on November 11, 2011. Published in the Great Commission Research Journal, Spring 2012.
Understanding and Overcoming the Organizational Lifecycle; Half-Day Seminar for Non-Profit Leaders, hosted by U-TURN, Richmond, VA, on April 23, 2019
Innovation: A Catalyst for REAL Hope in Stagnant Churches; Delivered in the EXPONENTIAL Pre-Conference hosted by the Great Commission Research Network in Orlando, FL, on March 3, 2020
Innovation: A Catalyst for REAL Hope in Declining Churches; Delivered to the Annual General Conference (Virtual) of the Missionary Church Western Region on June 9, 2020
Travel: 300+ ministry trips to provide training and/or consultation in church revitalization during the calendar years of 2006 – 2018, throughout the U.S. and including Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Peru, South Africa and South Korea – in every case utilizing original training materials
Family: Wife, Sharon (49 years and counting) – Four Children and Four Grandchildren thus far