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Kenneth Albert Beals Edit Profile


Kenneth Albert Beals, American Minister. Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1969. Jacob Sleeper fellow Boston University, 1971.


Beals, Kenneth Albert was born on April 26, 1946 in Findlay, Ohio, United States. Son of Raymond Kenneth and Mary Elizabeth (Parks) Beals.


Bachelor, Wittenberg University, 1968. Master of Theology, Boston University, 1971. Doctor of Theology, Boston University, 1982.


Pastor Commercial Point (Ohio) Church, 1973-1976. Associate pastor Church of the Master, Westerville, Ohio, 1976-1981. Pastor Northridge United Methodist Church, Springfield, since 1981, Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Buchanan, Virginia, 1988.

Director program ministries Center United Methodist Church, Staunton, 1988—1992. Adjunct professor Blue Ridge Ce & Sweet Briar Course Director, 1990—1992. Founder James Madison University, 1992—1995, adjunct professor, 2000—2001, Eastern Mennonite University, 1993—1999.

Pastor Glossbrsnner Charge, United Microelectronics Corporation, 1995—1999. Adjunct professor Piedmont Virginia Community College, 1996—1999, 2000—2005, University Virginia, since 2005. Professor Mary Baldwin College, since 2001, interim chaplain, since 2010.

Secretary Staunton Area Ministerial Association. Visiting professor Wingate University, 1999-2000.


  • Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1969.


Member Bethesda Sunday Committee, District Committee on Superintendency, Springfield, 1984-1987. District Committee on Ordained Ministry, Springfield, 1985. Marshal United Methodist Church General Conference, Baltimore, 1984.

President board directors Metro Ministries, Springfield, since 1984, board directors Staunton branch American Red Cross, Staunton Community Relations Board. Member Clark County Ministerial Fellow, Westerville (Ohio) Ministerial Association (president 1979). Lodges: Sertoma (treasurer 1980).


Married Jaquelyn Kaye Whitaker, June 22, 1968. Children: Eve Elisabeth, Kurt Andrew.

Raymond Kenneth Beals

Mary Elizabeth (Parks) Beals

Jaquelyn Kaye Whitaker

Eve Elisabeth Beals

Kurt Andrew Beals