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Pastor Kenneth Levingston

Pastor Kenneth Levingston grew up in a small town in Northern Louisiana. His mother moved him and his sister to Fifth Ward, in 
Houston, when he was 12 years old. He was shaped by the love of Christ and a caring community. Over the past 30 years, Pastor 
Levingston has pastored congregations in rural, urban, suburban, and multicultural settings. He believes and teaches the word 
of God in a manner that is relevant, and challenges the hearer to live like they belong to Jesus. He is passionate about “following 
Jesus and doing what Jesus did.” Pastor Levingston’s life reflects his belief that living a “Higher Way” means submitting one’s self in 
love and service to others.

Wife Shanda Kaye, 27 years
Children: Brittany Nycole, Ke’Andra Nycole,
Pastor in Texas Annual Conference: 30 years

Pastor Levingston was appointed to Jones Memorial United Methodist Church on September 1, 2008. The church has a membership 
of over 1300 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 with and for others.