Dr. Kevin Carson

Kevin grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the son of a pastor and often says β€œit has been my privilege to have lived my entire life in and around church.” In 1990 Kevin moved to Springfield, Missouri to attend Baptist Bible College. There he met his wife Kelly and was married in 1994. Shortly thereafter, he started working as the senior adult pastor at Cherry Street Baptist Church. It was in that ministry where Kelly and Kevin first started talking about planting a church. They are thrilled God brought a team together with them to start Sonrise in 2002.

Kevin also started teaching as a faculty member of Baptist Bible Graduate School in 1999 (now Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary). Kevin also serves as a member of the Ozark Rotary Cub. In the process of all this God has given Kevin and Kelly four children. In his spare time Kevin enjoys family, sports, fishing, hunting, and writing.
The hope is that this blog will serve as an encouragement to you and a challenge to walk in godliness. We are committed to walking together through life as friends in Christ sharing wisdom along the journey.

β€œWhat a thrill to serve Christ and the fellow members of Sonrise
in the beautiful Ozarks.”


Kevin Carson is the Pastor of the Sonrise Baptist Church in Ozark, Missouri ( In addition to his pastoral ministry, he serves as the department chair of biblical counseling at the Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri ( He also serves as a counselor at Sonrise Biblical Counseling Ministry, is ACBC Certified, IABC Certified, a council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, author, and is a frequent speaker at conferences, retreats and seminars. He and his wife, Kelly, have four children.

You can follow him on Twitter at @pastorkevinc.