Ministry Resume

Kenneth Hopkins
971 SW 24th Street
Troutdale, Oregon 97060
(510) 205-2292



Seasoned pastor with more than 35 years of ministry experience. Extensive teaching and leadership expertise, specializing in motivating and empowering individuals and teams. Varied ministry positions including youth pastor, assistant pastor, senior pastor, conference speaker and ministry advisor. Presided over numerous weddings and funerals.


2009 – Present  Tamar’s Justice                                                                      San Jose, Ca.

Board Member/Ministry Advisor – Responsible for providing pastoral oversight to mission organization

  • Participate in mission trips as pastor, worship leader and advisor
  • Work with leadership to develop relationships with churches and para-church organizations
  • Provide teaching, scriptural instruction, counseling and pastoral care to various groups, including Tamar’s Justice, other mission teams and local inhabitants of nations visited
  • Participate in outreach to needy and disadvantaged members of society, including sick, trafficked, and homeless.

2013 – 2015  Lifegate Church                                                                          San Jose, Ca.

Interim Pastoral Coach

  • Primary teaching team member, preaching 80% of Sunday Morning services in 2014
  • Assisted Elder team with transition to Elder based leadership model
  • Provided coaching to Elder team on basic structures for ministry
  • Provided counseling to and prayer support to members of congregation.
  • Participated in neighborhood outreach to poor and homeless

1998 – 2014 Mid-Peninsula Vineyard Christian Church               San Carlos, Ca.

Associate Pastor – Working with leadership, provide teaching and pastoral care to congregation

  • Coordinate teaching team schedule and provide leadership to those teaching on Sunday mornings
  • Participated in pastoral team for overall leadership of the church
  • Led new member classes, helping individuals assimilate into the life of the church.
  • Led home groups, providing pastoral care and prayer support for individuals
  • Participated in Servant Evangelism outreach efforts to serve the needs of the community
  • Assisted with youth ministry, home group leadership and hospitality team

1994 – 1998 The Sanctuary Church                                                                             Mountain View, Ca.

Pastor – Planted new church

  • Taught in Sunday morning services and mid-week home group meetings
  • Provided counseling, pastoral care and prayer support for members of the church
  • Developed newsletter as a means of outreach for wide distribution outside of church

1991 – 1994 Jubilee Christian Center                                                           San Jose, Ca.

Member and ministry participant

  • Participated in various outreaches to prisons, providing teaching and prayer support to inmates
  • Became interpreter for deaf ministry of music and messages
  • Active leader in youth group, providing teaching, ministry opportunities through drama and street evangelism
  • Participant and leader in men’s ministry and music department outreach productions

1989 – 1991 First A.M.E. Church                                                                                  Oakland, Ca

Associate Pastor – Assisted Senior pastor with teaching and pastoral care .

  • Frequent guest speaker on college radio show (KDVS)

1979 – 1989 St. James A.M.E. Church                                                           San Jose, Ca

Associate Pastor – Assisted senior pastor with teaching and pastoral care

  • Developed Sunday Night service for teaching, worship and prayer
  • Took on role of youth pastor, teaching Sunday School and developing youth dramas
  • Principal speaker in revivals and conferences

1986 – 1989      Faith Bible College                                                                                            San Jose, Ca.

B.A. Biblical Studies

1989                 Ordained Itinerant Elder, African Methodist Episcopal Church

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