Bob Kendrick grew up in Mobile, Alabama. He was saved at the age of 15. He has served as pastor of two churches in Mississippi and has preached in revivals and mission conferences throughout the United States.
He is a graduate of William Carey University (B.S.), New Orleans Baptist Seminary (M-Div) and Mid-America Baptist Seminary (D-Min).
Bob founded Kendrick Ministries in 1985. In El Salvador, Bob oversees a paid staff of 27 men that are involved in a variety of ministries and projects. He preaches constantly in different churches, teaches weekly in the two Bible Institutes and leads in conferences throughout the year.
His favorite verse is II Cor. 4:5: For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
His favorite statement is “Faith believes in spite of circumstances: acts in spite of consequences.”
His favorite pastime is facetiming with the grandchildren.
Angelique Benson Kendrick grew up in Laurel, Mississippi. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi (B.S.) She taught Elementary School for 23 years in Mississippi and one year in El Salvador. She is also a talented singer and Bible teacher. In El Salvador, she helps in the office of Kendrick Ministries, sings in churches, teaches in Women’s Conferences and generally helps to cook for and entertain the large amount of local and foreign guest that visit our home each week.
Her favorite verse is Lamentations 3:22 & 23. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning: great is your faithfulness.” Her favorite song is “My Jesus, I Love Thee.”
Her favorite pastime is shopping for the grand children.
The Kendricks’ have two adult children. Their son Matthew serves on the staff at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. He, his wife Courtney and daughter Taylor and son Cole live in McKinney, Texas. Their daughter Amy and her husband Kyle serve with East-West Ministries working with Sengali Muslims and International students. They, along with daughter, Eva,and son Isaac live in Carrolton,Texas.
The Kendricks live in San Miguel, El Salvador. Their home phone is 601-427-2863 (U.S. Vonage). Their U. S. contact is Salem Heights Baptist Church in Laurel, MS 39443 whose phone number is 601-763-7571. You can also reach them by email:
Bob and Angelique Kendrick began visiting Central America in 1982. The extreme poverty and spiritual needs they saw broke their hearts. After several more trips to the region, they realized that the Lord was calling them to full-time missionary service. In 1985, Bob resigned his position as pastor, and he, Angelique, Amy (age 3), and Matt (age 1) moved to Costa Rica to enter language school to better prepare themselves for work in the Spanish speaking world.
Upon completion of language school in 1986, the Kendricks began their new ministry in El Salvador, Central America. For the first two years, they served in the First Baptist Church of Chinameca. Chinameca is a small, rural town of 22,000 people, 120 kilometers east of San Salvador. During this time, Bob realized that there was only a handfull of churches scattered within a 50-mile radius of Chinameca.
The need to reach the lost in this area and to plant new churches there burdened his heart. In 1987, the Kendricks founded the Baptist Bible Institute of Chinameca to train pastors to start churches in this vastly unreached area. Soon, Institute students were starting churches and sending their leaders back to the Institute to be trained as well. Now Bible Institute graduates are serving in eight different states throughout Eastern and Central El Salvador.
In 2001, the Kendrick Ministries, with help from the Hope Foundation, were able to buy a radio station that would offer Christian radio for their entire target area of Eastern El Salvador- home to over 2 million people.
Kendrick Ministries is a 501C-3 non-profit organization. The ministry maintains support services and staff in Laurel, Mississippi. All financial contributions are handled by part-time staff and Kendrick Ministries Board officers. Holt and Associates of Laurel, Mississippi oversee and prepare our annual reports for our board members, as well as, governmental agencies (state of Mississippi and IRS).
How can you help?
Thank you for your interest in our work for the Lord. Your prayers for us are always appreciated. Kendrick Ministries is a 501C-3 corporation. All gifts are tax-deductible. If you'd like to make a donation for the different projects, please make your checks to: -Kendrick Ministries, Post Office Box 4. Laurel Mississippi 39441