Unity Christian Fellowship Ministries, Inc.
South Central Region, Overseer
Bishop Robert "Kenny" Kendrick, III
Bishop Kenny Kendrick is a servant leader, called by Jesus Christ to preach the Gospel and make Disciples. He is the husband of one wife, Carrie, and the proud father of four children, Tamika, Ifuela, Robert IV (Jaylynn), and Hannah, two granddaughters (Trenise and Rhianna), two grandsons (Rahim and Zane) and two great granddaughters (Kyrie and Kullyn).
Bishop Kenny accepted Christ in 1977, and was baptized at the Greater Israel Bethel Primitive Missionary Baptist Church, Miami, Florida. The prayers of a praying mother (Priscilla Rolle-Hall) had been answered and she was overjoyed to have her eldest child in Ministry at her lifelong Church.
Bishop Kenny, born in Miami, would move with his family to New York City at the age of nine where he was educated in the public-school system. He later attended and finished Middle and High Schools in Monticello, New York. He is a graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY), New Paltz, NY, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Bishop Kenny has been blessed to receive Master's Degrees in Public Administration, from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL; Business Management, Webster University, Kansas City, Missouri; and Strategic Resource Management, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), Washington, DC.
Bishop Kenny had the privilege of faithfully serving our great nation for twenty-nine years, as both an enlisted and commissioned officer in the United States Army, retiring as an Army Colonel. Bishop Kenny was ordained a Deacon in Ministry while stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas under the leadership of Pastor Donald A. Sprague, First Baptist Church. He continued the fulfillment of his calling to servant leadership while stationed in Korea serving in the Ministry under the tutelage of Apostle (then Pastor) Williams,1995-1997. Bishop Kenny would continue to serve when he was assigned to Camp Doha, Kuwait as an Associate Minister. It was in Kuwait that Bishop Kenny realized his call to Ministry was ever increasing and the work of the Holy Spirit was expanding in and through him. He considers his desert experience as the turning point in his Ministry and a walk with the Lord.
Returning to the United States, Bishop Kenny continued the Great Commission. He served first as a Minister (later Ordained as an Elder by Pastor Nelson K. Williams) supporting Zion Temple Church of God in Christ, Killeen, Texas; Grace Christian Church, Killeen, Texas; Immanuel’s Church, Silver Spring, Maryland; Unity Christian Fellowship International (UCFI), Alexandria, Virginia; Unity Christian Church, Fayetteville, Georgia; and Cabin Row Missionary Baptist Church, Southside, Tennessee.
Bishop Kenny is one of the strategic planters who was asked by Apostle (then Pastor) Williams to assist in establishing Unity Christian Fellowship International, Alexandria, Virginia. Bishop Kenny, as a Church planter, assisted Bishop (Dr) Wayne Babb, Oasis Ministries, Columbus, GA, to plant a church in South Atlanta. In 2011, The Lord called Bishop Kenny to plant Unity Christian Fellowship International South – Tyrone, Georgia. He transitioned to Clarksville, TN and in 2013, planted Great Commission Christian Church, The Church Without Walls, along with his wife, Pastor Carrie.
Bishop Kenny is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations but the one award he is most proud of is the Barack Obama Presidential Service Award.