Kevin J. Navarro serves as a spiritual formation coach for leaders on the front-line and in the trenches. He comes to CRM and Imago Christi with 33 years of ministry experience as an International Director with Continental Ministries, various ministry roles (youth pastor, worship pastor, adult ministries pastor) and most recently as a pastor of an Evangelical Free Church for 23 years. He is ordained in the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). Kevin has also been married to his best friend, who has served with him in ministry for 29 years. They are the parents of four sons and one daughter.
He has also served in the academic community having taught pastoral theology, spiritual theology and liturgical theology at Denver Seminary, A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary, Pacific Rim Christian College and at the University of Manchester, UK. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Denver Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester, UK. Kevin is the author of The Complete Worship Leader (Baker Books, 2001) and The Complete Worship Service (Baker Books, 2005) (see Books by OIC Authors).
Kevin desires to offer hope and perspective for leaders who are in the middle of the battle. Many desire a spiritual friend. Some are discouraged and need encouragement. Others are lonely and need a brother in Christ. Others are working through criticism and betrayal and need prayer and guidance. Others are going through transitions and need lifelong leadership perspective.
Furthermore, Kevin longs to see ministry leaders cultivate their first-order calling (loving God with everything that is within them) and their second-order calling (loving their neighbor as themselves). He believes that the Great Commission should come from the Great Commandment and that the gifts of the Spirit should exemplify the fruit of the Spirit. This comes from abiding in Christ (John 15; Galatians 5:22-23). Experiencing the love of God is not an add on to ministry but foundational from which every other ministry flows.