John Kennedy


My wife, Lavetta, and I have been married since March, 1969.  Children were one girl and two boys.  They live respectively in Miami, Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma, and Pea Ridge, Arkansas.  We have four grandchildren.

Our family has revolved around church, travelling, children, sports, family playing board games, pickle ball, tennis, swimming, etc.  My favorite hobby since 1954 has been following Oklahoma University sports.

I have had various jobs, such as a savings and loan officer, and a branch manager with a securities and insurance license.  For the last twenty plus years I have been a case manager, and a teacher for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Lavetta has worked closely at my side, besides teaching for twenty plus years as a physical education teacher and a coach.  Under four deacon assignments I have helped iwith benevolence, coordinating worship services, visitation and ministries coordinator.  At five congregations I have taught the adult classes, as well as the fifth grade.  Since approximately 2011-2016, I have been in somewhat poor health with thyroid and kidney cancers.  God has answered prayers and with a kidney transplant from a fellow deacon in 2013, I have been able to serve God in my older years.  I pray for His and your help to do this.  Lord may it be!

Surprise Church of Christ

Mailing address: P.O. Box 9175

Physical address:
14925 West Silverleaf Way

Surprise, Arizona 85374