Dr. Kevin King

Dr. Kevin KingProfessor, School of Divinity

Discipline: Homiletics & Historical Theology


  • Ph.D., University of Pretoria
  • D.Min., Southern B.T. Seminary
  • M.Div., Southeastern B.T. Seminary
  • B.S., Georgia State University


Dr. King grew up in the metro area of Atlanta, Georgia. He became an Atlanta Police Officer as he was finishing his undergraduate degree at Georgia State University. In 1991, Dr. King left law enforcement to answer his call to the ministry. He left Georgia to pursue education and ministry opportunities in Texas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Colorado, Virginia, and South Africa. In addition to teaching at the Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity, he is the pastor of Palestine Baptist Church located near Smith Mountain Lake, Va.  He serves as the M.Div. Director and Professor of Homiletics and Historical Theology. He received the Rawlings School of Divinity Teacher of the Year Award (2015-2016) and the Dr. Daniel R.  Mitchell Teacher of the Year by the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary student body (2013). He is the husband of Joy Akin King (his high school sweetheart), father to Daylee, Kevin Jr., and Julianna, and grandfather to Sebastian Isaac Tapia.