LPU Professor Kevin Young is passionate about urban and intercultural studies and has lived out this passion with ministry and educational experiences in Caracas, Venezuela; Surry and Vancouver, British Columbia; Memphis, Tennessee; and throughout the Greater Los Angeles area of Southern California.
Kevin is in the process of completing a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary and draws from his international and intercultural experiences as he teaches Theology I at LPU. He is both a scholar and practitioner making his teaching highly applicable for our students.
As a minister of the gospel, Kevin conducts urban outreach events focused on inner city men and youth at risk. His work also includes reconciliation and peace rallies, urban youth concerts, the establishment of a residential women’s rehabilitation home (2007) and a men’s rehabilitation home (1993). As a certified anger management/domestic violence counselor and instructor, Kevin is also an addiction specialist certified with the Breining Institute.
“Kevin’s extensive pastoral experience and theological training make him a perfect fit for LPU,” Professor Mark Duzik says. “His pastoral and academic wisdom serve Kevin well as he leads students to reason through our theological case studies.”
With 11 years of teaching experience at Azusa Pacific University, Kevin is the director of the Los Angeles Regional Site Theology Program and Part-time Instructor at Azusa Pacific Seminary. He has taught Systematic Theology for nearly a decade at Facultad de Teologia (Faculty of Theology), and online courses for 12 years at Victory Educational and Training Institute.
Twenty years ago, Kevin met his wife in high school, came to know Jesus, and sensed the call to pastor a church. All of these life experiences occurred in Inglewood, Calif. where the couple currently serve as pastors of Victory Outreach Church.
“Seems like only yesterday,” Kevin says reflecting on his two decades of ministry and educational experience. “Our church is a reflection of the city's rich diversity. I believe God has called us to reach, restore, and redirect the hurting people of our city.”
Kevin has been the recipient of several awards and acknowledgements including outstanding student in urban ministry (APU 2007) and Outstanding Alumni (Azusa Pacific Seminary 2014). The City of Los Angeles awarded Kevin a certificate of appreciation in 2014 for his extensive work in community development.
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