The Reverend Kenneth Lamont Alexander is the Pastor of the historic Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta, Georgia where he continues the work of his late father, the Reverend Dr. Cameron M. Alexander, and his late mother, Dr. Barbara J. Alexander, who anchored their family and served as a dynamic source of inspiration for the Antioch congregation.
Known as a strong and courageous voice for addressing challenging issues of the day, Reverend Alexander stands as one of God’s best messengers offering hope, encouragement, and redemption to all of God’s people, especially to those who are all too often counted among the least, the less, and the lost. His conviction to God’s calling is evidenced by his ability to endure and by his zeal to carry out God’s directives given in the Great Commandment (Matthew 28:19-20).
Reverend Alexander, a third-generation Baptist preacher, was licensed and ordained at the Antioch Baptist Church North. His powerful voice and his servant leadership skills were nurtured at Antioch where he has served as the President of the Minister’s Alliance, Presiding Minister of the Antioch Lakewood Mission for more than 20 years and the Assistant to the Pastor. He currently serves as the Pastor of the Church.
Always aware and concerned about the needs and social problems associated with addictions to drugs and alcohol, Reverend Alexander worked aggressively to create a variety of ministries to combat these challenges which include: Ananias House & Luke’s Place (for men recovering from substance abuse); Ruth’s Place (for women recovering from substance abuse); Matthew’s Place (for persons HIV Positive), and the Land of Promise Christian Home (an affiliate of General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc).
Reverend Alexander is the Executive Director of the nationally acclaimed Antioch Urban Ministries, Inc., which is the umbrella non-profit that manages and operates most of the Antioch outreach ministries, including the Antioch Food Bank, which provides food for 300 plus families weekly, Back-to-School and Christmas outreaches, A.M.E.N. and other important ministries to address the needs of the Antioch Congregation and the greater Atlanta community.
An innate leader and gifted scholar, “Reverend Kenny,” as he is affectionately known at Antioch, is a graduate of the Atlanta Public School System where he was president of his senior class at Southwest High School. He attended Florida A&M University where he pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and served as the organization’s Fund-Raising Chair. Reverend Kenny graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and from Argosy University with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology.
Reverend Alexander’s many accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. He has received awards from the Concerned Black Clergy, The Rainbow/PUSH, Argosy University, State of Georgia Senate Resolution for his many years of successful fellowship and leadership, Outstanding Citizen Award from Virginia Union University, Leadership Award from Atlanta Metropolitan State College and other organizations. He has served the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. as a member of the Presidential Qualifications Committee, and he has been a Devotional Speaker during the Convention’s Annual Session. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Morehouse School of Religion. However, Reverend Alexander believes his most notable accomplishment happened on a Thursday night during a Revival meeting at Antioch Baptist Church North when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.
Reverend Alexander has been married to Lisa Kathleen Gilbert since 1985. They were blessed to have two wonderful daughters, Kathleen Nicole (deceased) and Ashley Lauren, and three adorable grandsons–DeMario, Deigo, and Daylin.