My name is Kevin Stone, and I founded Executive Pastor Online. I have a passion for the church and what Jesus is calling us to do through it. I made the move from corporate to the church as Executive Pastor after many years in executive leadership.
I’m now very interested in helping church leaders figure out how to accomplish their missions, using basic, fundamental leadership principles that I believe are critical to success. My passion for sharing good stuff with other church leaders has led me to create this site.
This is also my personal blog. I regularly write about church leadership and infrastructure development, including specifics on leadership techniques and the details of implementing systems, processes, and methods that enable the church to succeed. I will also, on occasion, share my thoughts on a variety of other related topics, sharing some of my passion for reaching the lost, helping people learn about and experience the love of Christ.
My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to work in your ministry. If you are in a position of leadership in the church, this site is for you.
I typically post four to five times a week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe by entering your first name and e-mail address at the top of the right sidebar.
I have 3 incredible kids, all grown and married; and I have 10 grandkids. My wife Terri is awesome. I’m so fortunate to have been married to her for 37 years now. I enjoy working on my house, riding my Harley-Davidson, and playing Texas Hold’em poker with good friends on occasion.
In one way shape or form, I’ve been in leadership since I joined the Navy right after high school. I volunteered to be a Section Leader on my first day of boot camp and went from there. By the time my ship left the shipyards, following a re-fit, I was Work Center Supervisor in the forward engine room.
After getting out of the Navy, I moved to Colorado and went to work for Micro Motion, an up-and-coming manufacturing company. I held several leadership positions over a 16 year period from Lead Mechanic/Shop Electrician to Production Supervisor, Quality Manager, Plant Manager (in Chihuahua, Mexico), Product Line Director, to Vice President of Operations for Brooks Instrument, a sister division of Micro Motion, in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.
A couple of years before joining the staff at my church as Executive Pastor, I made a major career move from manufacturing to the telecommunications industry when I went to work for Comcast Corporation as Operations Director in the high-speed internet division. Along the way I managed to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Regis University, minoring in Business Management.
After 18 years serving as Executive Pastor of a growing Independent Christian Church located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I am now a full-time Executive Coach, sharing what I’ve learned with church administrators and other senior leaders around the country.