Rev. Dr. Kevin Harney has served on the staff of churches ranging from 200 to 10,000 members. Kevin does extensive speaking and training in the areas of leadership, mobilizing churches for effective outreach, and balancing the challenges of ministry and marriage. He is the author of Seismic Shifts, the Little Changes that Make a BIG Difference in your Life, a celebrated book which sparked a full-church curriculum and campaign. He also recently published Organic Outreach for Ordinary People: Sharing Good News Naturally, and he is the author of Leadership from the Inside Out: Examining the Inner Life of a Healthy Church Leader, showing leaders how to maintain the most valuable tool in their leadership toolbox: themselves!
Kevin currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, CA. From 1993 to 2006, Kevin served as the Lead Pastor at Corinth Church, Grand Rapids, MI during a season when the church grew from 300 worshipers to over 1,500. He and his wife Sherry have written, or co-written more than 60 small group study guides, most in partnership with Bill Hybels and John Ortberg for Willow Creek Community Church, including studies for their New Community and Interactions ministries. He and Sherry also wrote the outreach-oriented book, Finding a Church You Can Love and Loving the Church You’ve Found. He is also a co-author of the Old Testament Challenge curriculum and has published over 200 articles for both adults and youth over the past 25 years.
"Small changes can yield huge transformations in the most important areas of your life. My friend Kevin Harney shows you how in his inspiring and practical book." – Lee Strobel, Author, The Case for Christ and The Case for a Creator
"Kevin Harney is both a gifted communicator and a seasoned pastor. Seismic Shifts will be a gift to individuals and churches alike." - John Ortberg, Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, Author of God Is Closer Than You Think and The Life You’ve Always Wanted