Dr. Lewis grew up in Sallis, Mississippi, and confessed Jesus at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in August 1980. After earning a BS Degree in Computer Science at Mississippi State University, he began a career in software development and project management before pursuing his call to vocational ministry. Dr. Lewis began his ministry training by attending Huntsville Bible College while fulfilling the demands of his software profession. He received the Bachelor of Theology degree in May 2005. In 2008, Dr. Lewis and family relocated to the Memphis area where he enrolled in Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and received a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministries in May 2011. He subsequently enrolled in the PhD program, which he completed in December 2014.

Dr. Lewis has served churches in various capacities such as Bible teacher, Christian Education director, deacon, associate minister, itinerant preacher, church planter, and interim pastor. He also serves as a Workplace Chaplain for Marketplace Chaplains, USA. He has participated in mission trips to the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, and Ivory Coast (West Africa) to spread the Gospel and to train pastors and church leaders.

He currently serves as Director of Information Technology; Associate Dean of Graduate Programs; Chairman of the Practical Theology Department; and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Church History, New Testament and Greek at Mid-America. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the Evangelical Homiletics Society (EHS).

Dr. Lewis and his wife, Benita, have been married since July 2000. They have three children: Kendrell, Kennedy, and Lauren.

His passion is to know Christ through learning and living, and to make Christ known through proclamation and practice.


  • Bible Preaching and Teaching
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • New Testament
  • Biblical Greek
  • Church History
Kenneth R. Lewis, PhD

Director of Information Technology
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Chairman of the Practical Theology Department
Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Church History, New Testament and Greek


MDiv, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Fellow under Dr. Michael R. Spradlin, President, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Church History, and New Testament, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Field Experience

Pastor, Briarwood Baptist Church, Cordova, TN; Interim Pastor, Grace Pointe Baptist Church, Whiteville, TN; Church Planter, Christ Hope Baptist Church, Cordova, TN; Associate Minister, Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, Cordova, TN; Associate Minister, Fletcher’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, Madison, AL; Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Director of Education, and Director of Brotherhood Ministry; Student Missionary, North American Mission Board; Workplace Chaplain, Marketplace Chaplains, USA; Itinerant and supply preaching in various churches; Mission trips to Dominican Republic, Indonesia, and Ivory Coast, West Africa.

Other Experience

Director of Information Services, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; Project Manager and Software Developer for technology companies in Huntsville, AL; Mississippi Army National Guard, Sergeant, honorable discharge.


“An Examination of the Preaching of E. K. Bailey in Light of Expository Preaching Methodology,” PhD dissertation; book reviews in Journal of Evangelism and Missions, Great Commission Research Journal, and The Journal of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Professional Memberships

Evangelical Theological Society, Evangelical Homiletics Society.