On December 22, 1999, Brian Kinsey was elected Pastor of First Pentecostal Church. He was born in the city of Lake Charles. Pastor Kinsey has been in full time ministry since age eighteen, when he left home to embark on an evangelistic ministry. On March 27, 1976, he married Lanette Droddy of Franklin, Louisiana. They evangelized until December 1985, when they accepted the pastorate of the Provencal United Pentecostal Church in Provencal, Louisiana. They served the church for five years before feeling the call back to evangelistic work.
During his tenure as pastor in Provencal, Bro. Kinsey was awarded a BA in Theology and a Master’s Degree in Theology. He became involved in District work and served as the Youth Director of Section 8. From there he was elected Youth Secretary of the Louisiana District and in 1991 became Youth President of the Louisiana District.
At the General Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 1994, he was elected General Secretary of the Youth Division of the United Pentecostal Church International, which necessitated a family relocation to St. Louis, Missouri. The following year he was elected General Youth President, in all serving the youth division for three years. In January 1998, he was appointed General Secretary of the Home Missions Division and served in that capacity until his election as Pastor of First Pentecostal Church of Pensacola.
Brian Kinsey has a wealth of ministry experience, spanning more than 44 years. He has preached extensively in North America and in many foreign fields, including Great Britain, France, Russia, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Ghana, Serbia, and the Philippines.
He is also an author, whose works include:
- The Bride's Pearl, A Commentary on Ephesians
- Made for More, Seven Proven Strategies For Reaching Your Full Potential
- Made for More Companion Study Guide
- The Dancing Father, Discover Joy and Power Through A Daily Relationship with God
- The Bride's Prize, A Commentary on Philippians
Lanette Kinsey is the author of Mostly Martha, How to Find Balance Between Mary and Martha. She also scripted and has produced a full length drama presented at Christmas by the First Pentecostal Church, Emmanuel, God With Us, and serves as coordinator of major events. The Kinseys have been blessed with three children and six grandchildren.
In April, 2007, Brian Kinsey became Senior Pastor of First Pentecostal Church. The Kinseys’ vision for the church is to evangelize the world and to disciple the saved. They are committed to the goals Jesus set for his people – to inspire, to train, and to change the world around us.