An Encouraging Word

Meet the Chaplain: Kevin Who Sees the Broken Transformed

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Years ago Kevin Johnson was working in ministry with a pregnancy care organization. He did and still has a heart for people.

 

But Kevin was certain that’d there was an area of ministry of which he would never work. One day while in the Washington Park area, before all the renovations, he told God… “You’d have to put me here to minister in a place like this.”

 

“Don’t ever tell God what He’s gotta do,” laughed Kevin, 46, as he sits in the Queensgate Lord’s Gym where he has served as a chaplain for 11 years.

 

When Kevin was first introduced to Lord’s Gym Ministries, he “immediately fell in love.”

 

“God changed my heart in a way that I didn’t see coming,” Kevin said.

 

He volunteered on his lunch break and when a position became open; He knew it’s where God was going to put him.

 

“God has a heart built in me for men who are broken,” he said. “I want to help them discover themselves and realize they have something to contribute.”

 

That’s what Kevin does at Lord’s Gym.

 

Jody, 41, who has been coming to the Queensgate location enjoys Kevin’s company and his daily devotionals.

 

“He always gives a good message,” Jody said. “He breaks down the Word for us and explains in depth what it means.”

 

Jody said he and others can talk to Kevin about anything.

 

Kevin said he enjoys his work, building relationships and encouraging the broken to never give up.

 

“I enjoy the journey as a whole,” Kevin said. “When I first meet someone I don’t know what challenges they are facing, but then it all unfolds. So many amazing things happen on this journey.

 

“For me, the greatest moments in ministry come under the greatest amount of pressure. You see men hurt. They see your genuinely care and they start to trust. And then, you see them transform.”

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