Dr.Mark Howard

Senior Pastor of Preaching and Pastoral Care

Larry Whichard

Pastor of Students and Administration

Scott Downs

Pastor of Worship

and Senior Adults

Mark was born in Apex and is the husband of Michele and father of three kids, Charlie, Emma, and Noah.  He received his M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and received his D. Min. at Covington Theological Seminary.  Kennebec is the third church he has pastored and he has been the lead pastor at Kennebec since 2000.  His hobbies include: camping, hiking, fishing, Star Trek, Star Wars, and golf.

Larry was born in Lumberton and grew up in Raeford, NC and is the husband of Jenny and father of three daughters, Makenzie, Tyler, and Josie. He received his Associates of Divinity and a Bachelors of Arts in Biblical Studies from the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Larry has been a long time member of KBC and was called into ministry after 18 years of working at Xerox Corp. His Hobbies include hunting, fishing, guitars, and golf.


Scott is from Monroe, NC (AKA God’s Country) and is the husband of Judith and father of Chris, Anna, Maggie, and Daniel, and father-in-law to Dayna. Scott received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a minor in music and pastoral ministry from the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Scott has been involved in music ministry for many years and served at Ebeneezer Baptist Church as music director and in the worship choir at Hopewell Baptist Church. Before answering the call to ministry, Scott worked in the automobile dealership industry for over 20 years. His hobbies are spending time with his family, playing golf, and watching the Duke Blue Devils and the Tennessee Volunteers.


Mark 8:36-37

Jude 1:24-25

“What does if profit a man if he gains the whole world and yet forfeits his soul, for what can a man give in exchange for his soul?”


Philippians 1:27

“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel.”