Kenneth Leon Fowlkes, the fifth of nine children, was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended grade school in Norfolk, VA. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Military. Pursuing an active military career in the United States Army, he attended Thomas Nelson College in Trenton, New Jersey.
While stationed in Alaska, the Lord spoke to him about turning his life around. He accepted the Lord in June 1979 and became a member of Friendly COGIC, under the leadership of Bishop C. D. Williams. He answered the call to preach the gospel in July 1981, and later relocated to Ft. Meade, MD and became a member of Refreshing Spring COGIC, Riverdale, MD. As a licensed minister, he was appointed as President of the Outreach Ministry, which he founded. While serving as president, he established 9 ministries: Nursing Home Ministry, Jail Ministry, Bible & Tracks Ministry, Christian Film Ministry, Bus Ministry, Drug & Alcohol Ministry, Sunday School Door-to-Door recruiting, 700 Club Phone Ministry (Area coordinator), and outreach teams that supported smaller churches by conducting revivals and workshops.
Minister Fowlkes was ordained as an Elder and worked faithfully for many years under his pastor, Bishop Archie D. Headen. During military training in Virginia Beach, VA while moving a sleeping cot from the left to the right, God called him to pastoral ministry. Elder Fowlkes received the blessing of his pastor to begin a Bible study. From the Bible study, the church was founded in April 1988 and named Kingdom Builders COGIC; based upon 1 Corinthians 3:10: “…Unto me as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon, but let every man take heed how he buildeth there upon.” Eight churches have come out of the ministry of Kingdom Builders.
He is also founder and builder of the KB Ranch Convention Center, Located in Louisa, VA. Pastor Fowlkes has served in the following capacities in many times as a pathbreaker and a trailblazer: District Evangelist Assistant District Superintendent of the Jurisdictional Men’s Dept, Assistant Chairman to Pastor’s Elders Council, Chairman of the Pastor Elders Council, President of the Jurisdictional Evangelist Dept, Founder of and now serve as Superintendent of the North Central District. Pastor Fowlkes is as avid supporting of other ministries. He is the faithful husband of Evangelist Loretta J. Fowlkes, the father of six children (Tony, LaTroy, Navette, Tracy, Demi, and Kevin) and the grandfather of twenty-seven grandchildren and one great grandson. He is an entrepreneur, Founder of the Fowlkes Trucking Company in 1995.
He endeavors daily to be the consecrated, and dedicated pastor that the Lord can mold and use for His glory and God’s Kingdom!
Kenneth L. Fowlkes