Pastor Kirkland is the founder and pastor of Revive Baptist Church. He grew up on the west side of Dayton, Ohio and is a graduate of Stivers School for the Arts. He holds a Bachelor of Biblical Studies from Crown College. After college, Pastor Kirkland served for seven years as the associate pastor at Cornerstone Baptist Temple in Dayton, Ohio. He and his wife Karen live a few blocks away from the Music Hall with their two daughters, Kerigan and Kolbie.
Revive Baptist Church’s story started in the heart of Pastor Kirk Kirkland in June of 2004. Two of his college friends were killed in a tragic car accident. Those friends, Aaron and Darci Brown, had committed their lives to start a church in a major metropolitan area of the United States. Their testimony proved to be the catalyst for a life mission of seeing people filled with life in Christ through the local church. It was over the next eight years that everything started to come together. In 2012, after serving at their home church in Dayton, Ohio the Kirklands left their home, quit their jobs and moved to the inner city of Cincinnati to start a brand new baby church from scratch. They met and gathered a small group of believers with a big vision to see a movement of God in the inner city and Tri-state region of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Revive Baptist Church is multicultural, autonomous, Bible-believing, Baptist church. Because of its location, Revive Baptist Church has a unique open door to minster to the cross-cultural melting pot of the Price Hill and Over-the-Rhine neighborhoods. The church itself includes members from all walks of life, and diverse ethnic and national origins. You can check out the church’s website at www.ReviveMyLife.org.
Dr. Charles H. Smith and the congregation of Bible Baptist Church would like to invite you to hear Pastor Kirkland in this Spring Revival.