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Pastor Nathaniel & Jill Kennedy

            Pastor Kennedy moved from Alabama in 2005 when he married Jill, a Tipton native. They began their ministry as youth leaders for Hope Church of Tipton as well as working in the youth department for the UPCI district of Iowa. In 2012 Pastor Kennedy was elected youth president over the district of Iowa and remained in that position until 2017. In 2009 Pastor Kennedy was elected Assistant Pastor, and was then elected to lead Pastor upon the retirement of Bishop Schmaljohn in 2016. He became an ordained minister with the UPCI in 2017. He was elected Presbyter over the Iowa District Section 5 in 2021.

Pastor Kennedy loves to share the story of how God saved him from a past of addiction and hopelessness and changed him into the person he is today. Pastor and sis Kennedy love people and believe that all people have the ability to do something great for God and to have a life filled with the joy and peace that only Jesus can bring