Vice President for Church Ministries
Dr. Kenyn Cureton has served as Vice President for Church Ministries for Family Research Council since 2006. Under his leadership, FRC's "Watchmen on the Wall" pastors network has grown from 1,800 to nearly 15,700.
Prior to joining FRC, Dr. Cureton was unanimously elected as Vice President for Convention Relations for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). In this position, Dr. Cureton directed media and public relations for the SBC executive committee, performed liaison work with national church and political officials, and was executive editor of SBC Life.
Previously, Dr. Cureton served as a pastor for twenty years, most recently at First Baptist Church Lebanon, Tennessee. While there, he authored Lost Episodes, a pilot video curriculum intended to teach children and adults about America's Christian heritage. In 2004, Dr. Cureton co-authored the iVoteValues voter resource guide with Dr. Richard Land of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC. He also provided the content for the iVoteValues.com website and Voter Impact Toolkit, which provides churches with all that is needed to conduct a Christian Citizenship Sunday and a non-partisan voter registration drive.
Since joining FRC, Dr. Cureton has further enhanced the iVoteValues initiative with a feature-rich website (iVoteValues.org) and expanded Voter Impact Toolkit. He also initiated the WatchmenPastors.org and CultureImpact.org websites for culturally engaged pastors and church members. He also created the "Stand for Marriage" Toolkit DVD which has been sent to over 20,000 churches, notably in California, Arizona, Florida, Maine, and North Carolina in support of their successful efforts to uphold traditional marriage. He is the author of a recent booklet: Ten Commandments: Foundation for American Society and posts a daily Lost Episode from American History on the WatchmenPastors.org blog.
Dr. Cureton holds a Bachelor's degree in Religion from Carson Newman College and a Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has done additional study at the University of Texas at Arlington and completed his doctoral dissertation while at the University of Lund, Sweden. Dr. Cureton and his wife, Pat, have two children.
Directed media and public relations
- Cultivated relationships with SBC pastors and those interested in joining the SBC
- Performed liaison work with national church and political officials
- Served as Executive Editor of SBC LIFE