About Kevin


Kevin grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the son of a pastor and often says “it 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.

“What 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 (www.sonrisebaptist.com). 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 (www.gobbc.edu). 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.

Recent Projects

Monthly Article, “The Right Angle,” Baptist Bible Tribune

Managing Editor and Contributor, Bob Kellemen and Kevin Carson editors, Biblical Counseling and the Church (Zondervan, 2015)

“Before You Counsel a Same-Sex Couple,” Baptist Bible Tribune (October 2015)

Contributor (Chapter 1, “The Richness and Relevance of God’s Word”), Bob Kellemen and Jeff Forrey editors, Scripture and Counseling (Zondervan, 2014)

“A Pastoral Response to a Tragedy,” Baptist Bible Tribune (March 2014)

“Do You Love Your Community?” Baptist Bible Tribune (August 2014)

Contributor (Chapter 4, “The Unity of the Trinity” with Jeff Forrey and Chapter 17, “The Personal, Private, and Pulpit Ministry of the Word”), James MacDonald, Bob Kellemen, and Steve Viars editors, Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling (Harvest House, 2013)

“Perspective High and Low,” Baptist Bible Tribune (November 2013)

Contributor (Chapter 9, “Homosexuality”), Stuart Scott and Heath Lambert editors, Counseling the Hard Cases (B&H Academic, 2012)

“AfterWords: Windows of Thanksgiving,” Baptist Bible Tribune (November 2012)

“Celebrating Jesus This Christmas,” Baptist Bible Tribune (December 2012)



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