Kevin Penry served as Pastor, Operations Leader and member of the Directional Leadership Team at Life.Church based in Edmond, Oklahoma until his retirement in 2016.
As a member of the Directional Leadership Team, Kevin played an important role in shaping the vision and strategy of multisite at Life.Church from its one location in 1999 to over twenty-five campuses today. As the Operations Leader on the Directional Lead Team, Kevin oversaw the overall operations of LifeChurch.tv, maintaining the highest level of integrity in regards to church logistics, finances, construction and improving overall efficiency within the organization. He also led the small groups and missions teams as they redefined what ministry and personal development look like in a global community.
Prior to joining the Life.Church team, Kevin received his architectural degree, followed by over two decades in real estate and construction. He is also a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor. Kevin and his wife, Nikki have three married children and six grandchildren and reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.
He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of these processes, as well as his practical learnings about multisite with others who serve the global church. If you would like Kevin to help with your church’s organizational development in maximizing the multisite model, contact us here.
"Jim Tomberlin was a huge asset to us during our recent move to multisite. His experience and expertise helped us navigate our staff and church through a church merger and greatly assisted us in the union of two churches. I highly recommend Jim to anyone prayerfully considering either mergers or multisite churches."
"Jim came along side Celebration Church from the very beginning of our multi-site journey. His insight, strategy, and understanding of what it takes to be a healthy church was huge to us as we began this new journey. Since partnering with Jim, we’ve gone from one church meeting in a single location, to five campuses meeting throughout Wisconsin."
"Not only did he bring a depth of knowledge, insight and wisdom but he also helped to bring clarity to our strategy which will keep us healthy and growing well into the future. Jim brought to our team a pastor’s heart with a strategist’s mind for how to understand church growth through multisites."
"Jim is one of the country’s leading thinkers on the multi-site movement."
"If you’re planning to go multisite and want someone to walk you through implementing your strategy successfully you’ll want to connect with Jim…you won’t be disappointed."
"He is a veteran leader, who is able to combine a wealth of knowledge with an intuitive grasp of the needs of the local pastor."
"If your church is thinking about going multisite make sure you have Jim on your team."