Kirk was born and raised in Fairport, NY - a suburb of Rochester. He is a graduate of Cedarville College (BA-Pre-Seminary Bible, 1990), Grace Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity, 1993) and Biblical Theological Seminary (Doctorate of Ministry, Advanced Missional Leadership, 2010).
Kirk has served and led the local church since 1994 in various roles. He has 2 years of experience in church planting, 14 years in leading as an associate pastor in a large church of 3,000 and has served as Lead Pastor of Hope Community Church since 2011. He also is an Adjunct Professor at Lancaster Bible College/ Capital Seminary.
Kirk’s greatest joy in life is living rightly and helping others live rightly. He says, “What else can be more fun and provide more joy than having the right attitude, the right response, and doing the right thing in all the challenges and circumstances of life. Life is hard and there is nothing better than doing it rightly. I believe that rightness is revealed in Jesus, whom I have discovered through serious questioning, searching, and reflection in the Bible and other works of history. I've discovered him to be "the Way, the Truth and the Life” (John 14:6).
Kirk enjoys backpacking, trout fishing, hunting, working in the garden and spending time with his wife Valerie, their 5 children (and their spouses) and 2 grandchildren.
Email him at Kirk@hopechurchonline.org for any questions or to set up an appointment to meet with him.