Meet The Pastor
Pastor Kenneth R. Levingston grew up in a small town in North Louisiana; his mother moved him and his sister to Houston, 5th Ward Texas, when he was 12 years old. His family joined New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church where he was nurtured and cared for by the saints of God in this community. He later united with Brooks Chapel United Methodist church where he came to accept the call of God upon his life to preach, teach and pastor God’s people. Over the past 28 years Pastor Levingston has been the pastor of congregations in rural, urban, suburban, and multicultural settings. Pastor Levingston believes in and teaches the word of God in a manner that is relevant and challenges the hearer to make decisions concerning their walk and witness for Christ. He is passionate about the teachings of Jesus Christ to feed the hungry, clothed the naked, visit the sick and minister to those who are in prison. Pastor Levingston’s life reflects his belief that living a “Higher Way” means submitting one’s self in love and service to others.
Married to Shanda Kaye for 25 years
Children: Brittany Nycole, 21 years old; Ke’Andra Nycole, 19 years old
Pastor in Texas Annual Conference: 28 years
Appointed to Jones Memorial United Methodist Church on September 1, 2008. The church has a membership of over 1100 members and is still growing. Jones Memorial provides ministries that meet the life needs of its mission field guiding people to follow Jesus as Lord and Savior and do what Jesus did for others..
Education: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston, Master of Divinity, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Ordained Elder United Methodist Church, A loyal Sheep Dog for Jesus.
Email address: pastorL@joneshigherwayumc.com