John Kennedy

I was raised in a Church of Christ family, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, in the south Indianapollis area.  My earliest memories are with the Fountain Square Church of Christ in Indianapolis, where I was baptized in 1959.  My wife, Alice, and I met in High School, we married in 1963.  We have two children, Robert and Christine who have provided us with seven grandchildren, six boys and one girl.  Both Alice and I have served the Lord's Church as teachers for more than forty-five years.  After receiving my degree from Indiana Central University, B.A. Secondary Education, I changed jobs within Eli Lilly & Co., a multinational pharmaceutical company, from research to Sales and Marketing and we began moving around from Greenfield, IN to Memphis, TN to High Point, NC to Willmar, MN and to Sioux Falls, SD.  During those years I was involved with research in livestock production.  Prior to retirement in 2007 I spent seven years representing Eli Lilly & Co. to psychiatrist in the hospital environment, my carrer with Eli Lilly & Co. lasted 45 years.  Following retirement, we ultimately ended up settling in the Verrado community of Phoenix in 2015 and placed our membership with the Surprise Church of Christ.

In 1994 I was installed and served as an Elder for the Southeastern Church of Christ in Sioux Falls, SD.  In 2006 a small group initiated an urban ministry in downtown Sioux Falls, the Sioux Falls Church of Christ, where we helped to create a deaf ministry and establish "Know Your Bible", an outstanding evangelism ministry which was provided by the Northside Church of Christ in Wichita, KS.  I served in the Sioux Falls assembly as a teacher and sometimes preaching.  Both Alice and I enjoy church involvement, and the opportunity to travel and visit other congregations while following the activities of our grandchildren around the country.  My hobbies are few but I do enjoy hunting and fishing when time allows.  My love if for the Lord's Church and encouraging others in their Christian walk.

Surprise Church of Christ

Mailing address: P.O. Box 9175

Physical address:
14925 West Silverleaf Way

Surprise, Arizona 85374