Dr. Delesslyn A. Kennebrew, J.D., M.Div.
Delesslyn Audra Kennebrew is an energetic, articulate, organized, open-minded, and optimistic young lady who stands on the promise that her past accomplishments or accolades are not worthy to be compared with the glory of God that has yet to be revealed through her life!
Dr. Kennebrew is the oldest daughter of Bishop Vernon and Mrs. Mary Kennebrew who was challenged as a child to be a leader and a role model for others. She accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized at 8 years old under the pastoral leadership of her father and she later answered the call to proclaim the Gospel under the leadership of the legendary Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr. Dr. Kennebrew was licensed and ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 2006 under Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr. and did serve faithfully for a number of years in full time ministry as the Executive Pastor/Elder of Salem Bible Church – Atlanta, GA & Lithonia, GA. She then accepted the call to serve at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, TN as the Associate Pastor of the East Campus, Young Adults, Women, and Welcoming System. She later answered the call to serve as the Pastor of Church Administration at the Fellowship of Love Church in Fayetteville, GA under the leadership of Rev. BaSean Jackson. In April 2017, Delesslyn, along with a group of friends, launched The Living Room Christian Fellowship in Clarkston, GA. The Living Room is an ecumenical gathering of believers who come together to seek, to serve,and to celebrate. The vision is for all believers to experience LIFE, LOVE, LIBERATION, and LAUGHTER. The Living Room is an online ministry which can be seen every Thursday via Facebook Life at 7:05pm CST. You can follow Dr. Kennebrew on Facebook for the Live broadcast.[www.thelivingroomCF.com] Currently, Dr. Kennebrew is serving as the Regional Minister for New and Transforming Churches in the Greater Kansas City Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She will implement the strategic plans of the region to plant thriving new churches and lead existing congregations through revitalization and transformation. Dr. Kennebrew is active in
the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has had ordination standing in
Tennessee and Georgia. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the
National Convocation, the General Assembly Mission Council for the
denomination, and as President of the National Convocation Black Clergywomen
Fellowship. In the fall of 2014, she
launched The WOVEN Network by hosting networking and empowerment events for
women to operate victoriously in their lives.
In June 2016, she co-founded The
Orchid Project. The Orchid Project
exists to invest in the lives of girls in Africa by meeting a basic need to
promote healthy personal hygiene and cultivate positive self-esteem in order to
prepare them to be leaders in their local schools and in our global community. [www.TheOrchidProject.com]
In her effort to enhance the work of ministry, she has trained ministry leaders at all levels including ministers and youth leaders, guided ministry leaders in creating and realizing their visions, organized ministry conferences, retreats, worship services, and other community events. She is clear that the work of the Kingdom of God extends far beyond the walls of the local church building. Thus, she has led in the community by forming faith based partnerships between church and public schools, served on the boards of the BaSix Knowledge Academy, Operation Xposure Youth Foundation, Judah Praise Cheer and Dance, Inc. Furthermore, Delesslyn created and hosts the Kids Korner radio program every Sunday evening on Atlanta's AM 1570 WIGO [http://www.facebook.com/kidskornerradio] and is committed to inspiring visionaries via social media by leading the My Vision Fast for 21 days every January [www.MyVisionFast.com].
Dr. Kennebrew has excelled academically. Upon completing a Bachelors of Arts degree in Mass Communications at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA, she went on to earn two professional degrees – a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law and a Master of Divinity from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Delesslyn has maintained her connection to Emory University by working as an Adjunct Professor in the area of Preaching various semesters since 2005. In 2016, she graduated from the Doctor of Educational Ministry program at the Columbia Theological Seminary.
Her motivation for pursuing excellence in all areas of her life is found in Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” This is her primary motivation as she continually pursues opportunities for training and development, embraces diverse activities and relationships, and empowers others through teaching, preaching, consulting, listening, singing, acting, and writing.
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Ms. Delesslyn A. Kennebrew is a very talented and committed Christian young lady who has distinguished herself as an excellent speaker, teacher, and leader. She also relates well with youths, young adults, and adults from varied backgrounds and is respected by all.
Bishop Vernon E. Kennebrew,
National President of the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA,
Little Rock, AR
Elder Delesslyn is indeed a woman of God with many gifts and talents. But more importantly she is a woman who possesses character and integrity. If I could use one word to describe her, it would be "joyful" because she never ceases to display the joy of the Lord in all that she does!
Rev. Elaine Gattis, M.Div.
Associate Pastor, Mt. Olive Baptist Church
I had the pleasure of meeting Delesslyn during a conference for which she was one of the featured singers. Her attitude, demeanor and melodic voice were an integral part of a momentous occasion for my company.
Fund for Theological Education (FTE)
Program Associate, Alumni Relations and Development
Rev. Delesslyn Kennebrew has proven herself to be a woman of integrity. Though she is a preacher, singer and administrator in her own right, her greatest asset is her commitment to the Kingdom of God!
Pastor Myra L. Jackson
Pilgrim Pentecostal Church of Christ
I have known Rev. Kennebrew for 7 years and she continues to be one of the most spirit led and spirit filled pastor-preacher-scholars I know. Rev. Kennebrew exudes natural leadership gifts and capabilities. Her passions and skills come together in a way that is uniquely dynamic and extremely effective.
Rev. Christina Jones, LMFT
ThD Candidate at Emory University
If there was a definition to be found about Delesslyn Kennebrew it would read as follows: awesome administrator; fantastic friend; magnanimous motivator; prayerful preacher; spectacular speaker with terrific taste.
T. D. Jones, MPA
Blooming Concepts & Operation Xposure
Elder Kennebrew is one of the most gifted and insightful theological thinkers of her time. Her zeal to foster excellence in the ministry of others is second only to her desire to serve God with her all through preaching, teaching, and singing.
Wesley E Myrick
Assistant Project Manager - ArtsReady Program
South Arts Federation
Elder Delesslyn Kennebrew is uniquely anointed, skilled, effective and proficient in the areas of assessment, strategic planning, and implementation. Outside of the box is her "box." Her ability to draw any and everyone into the Gospel through a myriad of means ranging from lecturing, instructing, writing, dancing, singing and preaching is second to none. Indeed, you entrusting your endeavor with Spirited Concepts Consulting is leaving matters in the right hands.
Rev. Dominique A. Robinson, AME Zion
Administrator - Contextual Education
Columbia Theological Seminary
Elder Delesslyn Kennebrew and I have been friends for several years and I am privileged enough to endorse her character and work ethic. I highly recommend that you contact Spirited Concepts Consulting Network, LLC for your company's spiritual necessities.
Rev. Furquan R. Stafford, Sr.
Chairman, President & CEO
C. P. Plasma Center, Inc. (CPPC)
Dr. Kennebrew is the most dynamic and energetic Christian woman I have ever met! Her passion for the work of the Lord is contagious. She is extraordinary in oral communication because she exudes enthusiasm with careful attention to both content and context. I wholeheartedly endorse the Spirited Concepts Consulting Network and Ms. Delesslyn Kennebrew. Work with her and you won’t be disappointed.
Rev. Barron Witherspoon, Sr.
Author of THE FALLACY OF AFFINITY: A Case for Cross-Cultural Worship