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Founder of F,A.C.E.S. Ministries To Give HSU Convocation Address

By Dave Coffield



“To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.” This text is representative of the life and ministry of our 2006 fall convocation speaker, The Reverend Dr. Kelvin J. Kelley. The founder of F.A.C.E.S. Ministries, a nonprofit {{more}} ministry which stands for First A Chance Eventually Success; the ministry was birthed from the realization that God has called each of His children to be in the earth what He would be Himself.The HSU alumnus and member of the HSU board of trustees will address HSU students, faculty, and staff at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, Sep 5, in Behrens Chapel as fall Convocation officially inaugurates the academic year.Dr. Kelley believes all things in ministry are released by natural laws, “The Father has ordained the seasons and times of renewal in our lives. We must choose to participate in this divine process through the means provided.” He sees the heart of ministry as flowing from one’s salvation experience, “This process creates DNA whereby we engage the world as sons and daughters of the Father and not merely servants. F.A.C.E.S. was born of a vision to create a ministerial context conducive to spiritual growth and spiritual formation, “One must first address the existing developmental concerns in order to expose deficiencies and explore possibilities. The ministry context therefore becomes a microcosm of the viable Christian life!”He finds inspiration in his spouse, the former Kimberly Griffeth, and his three children, Karrie, Kelvin, and Korey, “without a doubt family is a divine and precious gift; it renews our hope and broadens our perspective of the divine.Dr. Kelley is involved in a number of local, regional, and national ministries including: Big Country Emmaus Community, Every Man Counts Ministries, Greater Abilene Ministerial Alliance, Pray Big Country, and Promise Keepers. He has been in ministry since 1991 and pastoral ministry since 1992, serving as pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Abilene, from 1998 to 2006.The 1989 Bachelor of Business graduate from Angelo State University was called to a spiritual reconciliation with God in 1990. He earned a Master of Divinity degree at Hardin-Simmons University in 1999 and a Master of Arts degree in Family Ministry in 2002. He received the Doctor of Divinity at Abilene Christian University in May, 2006.

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