Reverend Dr. Carl Richard Kirkendoll
Reverend Dr. C. Richard Kirkendoll has been the Pastor of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in Wichita, Kansas since 2008. Before coming to Bethany, he served as an Associate Minister (2004-2008) and Director of Christian Education (2006-2008) for Tabitha Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Prior to uniting with Tabitha Baptist, he served as the Associate Minister of the Second Missionary Baptist Church in Hutchinson, Kansas (2000-2004); and as an Associate Minister at Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in Wichita, Kansas (1999 to 2000).
Dr. Kirkendoll has served as Moderator of the Southwestern District Association of Missionary Baptist Churches since March 2010. His term ends August 2020. Pastor Kirkendoll is also the 3rd Vice President of the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Kansas.
Reverend Kirkendoll is a man of the Community, Rev. Kirkendoll serves as President of the Greater Wichita Ministerial League (an organization of pastors and ministers within the city of Wichita and surrounding areas that include all races with special emphasis on the African American community); President for the Urban League Guild (a volunteer auxiliary to the Urban League), Board of Trustees for the Urban League of Kansas and he serves on the “God Squad”, a team of ministers who worked closely with the Wichita Police Department.
Rev. Kirkendoll has a bachelor’s degree in Christian Theology from Western Baptist Bible College; currently working on a master’s; and has received an honorary doctorate from Fellowship Bible Institute, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Rev. Kirkendoll has a tremendous passion for God’s Word coupled with a love for God’s people. He understands church business is a soul saving business. He has a contagious spirit of generosity that flows through every facet of his ministry.
His vision is uncompromising clear, with one central principle: to build and develop a kingdom of empowered people for God. Holding firmly to the commission mandated in Matthew 28:18-20, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations...”
Reverend Carl Richard Kirkendoll is the man for G.A.I.N. California! Make no mistake, Carl has had his metal tested and proven over many years of service in and for the Community. Carl has accomplished more than just, “Here a little, there a little” but over his lifetime has made a significate impact for churches and communities across the nation.
G.A.I.N. California, needs the size of the heart in Carl…filled with compassion for all! And, with the ability to deliver a positive community Outlook, as only the passion of an Honorable Discharged Veteran can deploy.
Removing Barriers and creating Pathways
Removing Barriers and creating Pathways to a better life is what Carl does best. Removing barriers to Education, to Careers, to Housing, and yes, with barriers in “Ecclesiastical Leadership Development”, in Kansas. Now, he can share his gifts in California. Reverend Carl Richard Kirkendoll believes with “Certainty, each Californian may dream big and G.A.I.N”.
Carl Richard Kirkendoll is married to Frankie M. Kirkendoll, they have three children and seven grandchildren.