CPC’s Director of Church Outreach, Bob Scott interviews this month’s spotlighted pastor, Kyle Reeder.
Bob: Tell us a little about you. What led you to become a pastor?
Kyle: I am forty-one years old. I am the husband of fourteen years to my wife Bethany, the father of three beautiful girls: Bella, Kyla, and Lydia, and the pastor of the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Benton, Kentucky. God rearranged my life’s path as a professional fingerstyle guitarist when He placed the call upon me to preach the Gospel. I had been serving for some time in the college ministry at my home church, and in the course of that ministry, I developed a heavy burden to preach the Gospel. I have been in full-time pastoral ministry now for ten years, and to shepherd the flock of God is one of the highest joys and privileges of my life.
Bob: Tell us about your church. What are some of the exciting things happening there?
Kyle: The Solid Rock Baptist Church is a five-year-old church plant in Benton, Kentucky. It began with a group of men meeting at five o’clock on Tuesday mornings to study the Gospel. In time, that group of men, along with their families, became the core church planting group of SRBC. Over the last five years, we have seen many conversions as well as ongoing growth in the lives of God’s people. God’s activity has been sweet, and our joy has been abundant and full.
Bob: How do you see the church’s role in our current culture?
Kyle: The reason that God leaves his children in the world is so they might tell fallen men and women who are the enemies of God to be reconciled to Him. As a result, God is glorified, lives are transformed, and cultures are changed. We believe it’s the responsibility of the leaders of the church to equip the saints to go out in their circles of influence and engage people with the Gospel and a full-orbed Christian worldview that embraces the full counsel of God’s revealed truth on all issues. Gospel proclamation is the best way that the Church can help the culture in any generation.
Bob: How has CPC benefited you and your congregation?
Kyle: God has three primary institutions in the earth that are meant to restrain evil and promote righteousness: the family, the church, and the civil government. Of the three, it seems that modern Christian discipleship has greatly neglected a Biblical understanding of the function of the civil government, as well as the Believer’s relationship to it. CPC has sounded a necessary trumpet in our modern times concerning these things. I think of Richard Nelson, as well as those who labor alongside him at CPC, as political missionaries. They are the boots on the ground in that realm and can penetrate arenas where many churchmen could never go. They provide an invaluable service to the people of God by providing the information that we need, and most likely would not have time to acquire on our own, so that we can make informed decisions on issues that affect us on a state and local level. I have profited tremendously through my relationship with Richard and his team of leaders. Churches in our state would do well to pray for and hold the financial rope for these brethren as they continue in their labors for the glory of God and the good of our fellow countrymen.
Church Address: 3223 US Hwy 641 N, Benton KY 42025
Kyle’s cell: 270-978-2792