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Pastor Todd Smith

Chancellor

Pastor Todd is the Chancellor for KINEO. He has served in ministry for over 35 years, has preached the Gospel, led crusades, served in mission fields, and participated in pastoral conferences in over 25 countries around the world. He has also planted five churches in the United States. He currently serves as Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship Church. He is the Lead Pastor and apostolic overseer of the North Georgia Revival.

Most of all, he teaches from continual experience to host the LORD and to love Him well.

  • Pastor Todd is a published author.
  • Bachelors from Samford University, Masters in Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Doctorate of Ministry from Faith Theological Seminary.

Dr. Karen Smith

President | Professor, Year I & II

The job of the Church is to bring the Kingdom of God to the earth in an eager readiness. Pastor Karen's role is to serve you during your first two years of KINEO to build your confidence and prepare you to minister wherever you may be.

Each week with her, your confidence will be built on the flawless Word of God resulting in a contagious love for Jesus and a clear understanding of the call of God on your life.

  • 35 years of teaching and pastoral experience.
  • Heart for the local Church with an emphasis on the authority of Scripture and the necessity of the Holy Spirit.
  • Doctorate in Christian Education.

Pastor Jeff Lyle

Chief Operations Officer | Professor, Year IV

Pastor Jeff joined KINEO in 2022 as Chief Operations Officer. His role is to enhance the students' experience and give them the confidence to stand on the Word of God in authority and step out into the ministry the LORD has called you, the student, into.

Jeff desires for everyone he teaches to grasp the Kingdom priorities of the authority of God's Word and necessity of God's Holy Spirit.

He has been in full-time pastoral ministry for 25+ years, emphasizing local church reformation, and has been involved in two church mergers.

  • Pastor Jeff is a published author.
  • Holds a Masters Degree of Divinity in Ministry.
  • He is the President of Transforming Truth Ministries.

Dr. Roberts Liardon

Professor, Year III

Dr. Liardon is the author of 89 books including the God's Generals series. The LORD has equipped him with strong apostolic teaching and preaching that has brought him to minister in 127 countries.

During your time with Dr Liardon you will study revival history and past leaders to develop your knowledge of your inheritance. This helps you see your faith and ministry in a broader context. The emphasis is developing your ministerial skills and leadership identity. You will also learn more of your Holy Spirit given gifts and how they operate in the Church today.

At the end of your study with Dr Liardon, you will identify, define, and do the call of God on your life to help you minister successfully in the marketplace and abroad.

Pastor Sherrie Potts

Executive Business Administrator

Contact Me: 
- regarding your tuition balance and payments

Angela Newslow

Administrator

Contact Me:

- about your grades, practicum hours, and attendance
- technical assistance in your student portal

Makayla Kennedy

Executive Assistant to the President

Contact Me: 
- technical assistance in your student portal
- questions about content

Ty Smith

Media Director

Contact Me:
- KINEO livestream assistance
- getting your classroom ready with technology for KINEO campus

Amber Nordstrom

Extended Campus Coordinator

Contact Me:
- if you are a current campus coordinator who has questions or wants to brainstorm how to grow their extended campus
- if you are a pastor of a church or the leader in the community wanting to connect about what it would look like to launch a KINEO campus in your area