Kenny Heath: Associational Missionary
Kenny became missionary for the Western Baptist Association in 1997, following 12 years of pastoring churches in suburban Baltimore, the Lower Eastern Shore, and northeastern North Carolina. Growing up on a tobacco farm in Maysville, NC, Kenny has always had a passion for rural areas and their churches.
He graduated from Campbell University in 1981, and holds an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Seminary, where he met Deborah Caffey, daughter of a pastor and wife of small churches in Texas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Minnesota, and California. Married in 1985, they have a daughter, Mary(born 1991), and a son, Clayton (born 1994). Mary and her husband, Chris Comstock are TrekX missionaries with Mobilizing Students, out of Nashville, TN. Clayton is a student at Alderson-Broaddus University in WV, studying to be a college music professor. Deborah works at city hall in Frostburg, MD. She also specializes in missions education, children’s ministries, and ministry to women.
Kenny enjoys history, especially of the entertainment of the 1930s and 40s. A member of the Three Stooges Fan Club, he volunteers as host of a big-band radio show at Frostburg State University(please click “1930s/40s” for more info). Kenny is also a member of the Allegany County Farm Bureau, and serves as an assistant chaplain for the Mountainside Marines, the Cumberland-based detachment of the Marine Corps League.
Kenny serves bivocationally(he serves as the volunteer VP for Directors of Mission for the SBC Bivocational/Smaller-Church Leadership Network). He works part-time(9 am-1 pm, Monday-Friday) at WFWM.