[WATCH] The official book trailer for my new book: “A Different Kind of Poison: How Legalism Destroys Grace.” The book is about my conversion out of legalism into grace and true freedom in Christ. The book is set to be released by the end of 2018. Stay tuned for more updates!
Thank you for visiting my website. Just in case the web address didn’t give it away, my name is Kevin Pendergrass. I grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and am blessed to have a wonderful family. I am married to Bethany Pendergrass, the most wonderful woman in the world! I began preaching when I was 17, and I graduated from the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies in 2008.
After graduating, I spent over 6 years living in Oklahoma working as a full-time minister, evangelist, formal debater and co-host for The Gospel of Christ international television and radio program. During the course of this time, I held to and taught some very legalistic and pharisaical teachings. While I had the best of intentions, my zeal certainly outweighed my knowledge. My intent to do what was right was often times discredited by my judgmental attitude, my closed mind and arrogant behavior.
Through continual study, humble experiences and honest reflection, I came to understand more fully my own shortcomings, my desperate need for the grace of God and the freedom we have as Christians in Christ.
Having a more open mind has not only given me the opportunity to consider doctrinal beliefs from a more objective perspective, but it has also changed my disposition to be more accepting towards those whom I may not always agree with.
I hope this website will challenge your thinking, cause you to go deeper in God’s word and ultimately help you develop an everlasting relationship with Jesus. My best friend, Brandon Johnson, also writes articles for this website.
Brandon (pictured above) was born in Texas and raised in Oklahoma, spending most of his life around the Shawnee area. Brandon has always been a student of the Bible. He met his wife, Trissi, at a Prague Gospel meeting and together spent many dating days in Shawnee. After marrying in 2004, Brandon spent several years working different businesses and preaching part time before deciding to commit to full time preaching.
After preaching for churches in Oklahoma and Texas, he and Trissi, with their four children, Stetson, Jalyn Hope, Ethan, and Cameron, came to Northridge Church of Christ in 2015 and knew right away it was their place to call home. Aside from preaching and teaching, he enjoys operating his own business, Bodybuilder Bulldogs. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and getting sermon illustrations out of his three boys and sweet girl. You may contact Brandon by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we will cover many topics, may we never forget the two greatest commands: Loving God and loving people (Mt. 22:36-40). I pray this website will be an aid in helping you to do both of those things.
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