Challenging believers in Jesus to think and act based on Bible truth.




My name is Kevin Burkholder. I am currently the senior pastor at Goss Memorial Church in Akron, OH.

My beautiful bride, Julie, and I were married in 1999.  We are blessed to raise and shepherd three children.

Some of my hobbies are running, theology, following baseball, and learning about the church in America in 2013.

I am passionate about the Word of God.  My faith in Jesus Christ and the resulting power of the Holy Spirit living inside me have brought me to a place in my life where I desire to look for God’s purposes in everything.  There is no other way to say it: I have been thoroughly changed by Jesus and I labor so others will live changed lives in Jesus as well.

Why do I write a blog?

Pastors are busy.  Why do I choose to use my spare time to write a blog?  As in many posts on the blog, I like to organize my thoughts in lists.  So, here’s a short list that will explain the purpose of this specific blog.

1. Encouraging and challenging believers to both think about the Bible and live it out.

2. Sharing things I find interesting.

3. Helping people think through positions on specific issues.

4. Having some fun!

That should answer a few questions about this blog and why I write it.  I welcome your questions and feedback. Simply use the contact form to get ahold of me!