After serving as a worship and student pastor in Virginia, Kelly came to Florence in 2015 to teach old truth to young people at The King's Academy. He disciples students there by teaching Bible and worldview as well as leading the praise band and chapel events. 


Kelly and his wife, Jess, connected with Sandhurst on their first Sunday in town. Members of the church showed kindness and care for them from day-one and they have been active in the church ever since. Over the years, Kelly has invested his time and energy in a variety of areas -- life groups, college ministry, Sandhurst U, B.O.B. groups, and more -- at the church. And, of course, he loves leading the church body in musical worship! 


As one who loves to learn, Kelly has earned degrees from Liberty University (BS, MA, ThM, MRE) and Southern Seminary (DEdMin). Because he treasures learning and sharing the Word of God, his studies largely focused on theology, music, worship, and education. Outside of music, a few of his interests include reading, ultimate frisbee, chess, and meaningful conversation. Kelly and Jess are parents of toddler-age triplets and they love spending time together as a family.