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Kenneth Chester Horne, American Minister. Ordained minister United Methodist Church. Named one of "100 Real Hero's" for civic contributions Maxwell House Coffee, Inc., Nashville, 1992; recipient Letter of Commendation President Ronald Reagan, 1985.


Horne, Kenneth Chester was born on April 26, 1946 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Kenneth Chester and Pauline Frances (Randall) Horne.


Bachelor in Geology, University of Virginia, 1968; Master of Business Administration, College William and Mary, 1971; Master of Divinity, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1976; DDiv, Shenandoah College, Winchester, Virginia, 1990.


Assistant plant manager, Craddock-Terry Shoe Corporation, Dillwyn, Virginia, 1971-1973; deacon, United Methodist Church, Boydton, Virginia, 1974-1977; elder, United Methodist Church, Boydton, Virginia, 1977; director Highland Larger Parish, United Methodist Church, Highland County, Virginia, 1977-1979; co-director/co-founder, Society of St. Andrew, Big Island, Virginia, since 1979. Advisory board Breedlove Dehydrated Food, Inc., Lubbock, Texas, since 1993.


  • Ordained minister United Methodist Church.


  • Other Work

    • Producer/performer worship music: Occasional Songs, 1989, Prepare the Way of the Lord, 1986. Co-author: A Hungry Word/A Responsive Church, 1981.


Coordinator Gunstock Creek Cooperative, Big Island, Virginia, 1980-1981. Executive board Bedford Christian Ministries Associates, 1985-1992. Vice chairman Bedford Against Nuclear Dumping, 1986.

Committee chairman Virginia Congress on Hunger, since 1986, Rural Virginia Coalition, since 1989. Chairman agricultural mission United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, since 1989. Member Traveling Musicians Workshop.

Chairman environmental concerns Virginia Board Church and Society, since 1991. Board directors Bedford Area Young Men’s Christian Association, 1990-1991, Food Chain, since 1995. With United States Army, 1968-1971.

Member International Platform Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hunting, hiking, canoeing, fishing, guitar.


Married Jean Elizabeth Kelley, August 5, 1969. Children: Jonathon David, Sean Michael, Jennifer Kathleen.

Kenneth Chester Horne

Pauline Frances (Randall) Horne

Jean Elizabeth Kelley

Jennifer Kathleen Horne

Sean Michael Horne

Jonathon David Horne