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Reverend Varrett John Kennedy is the founder and senior pastor of Beth Rapha Ministries International, Inc. (House of Healing Church of God in Christ). He currently serves as the First Administrative Assistant to the Jurisdictional Prelate of the Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Eastern New York, Church of God in Christ; and have been serving as Superintendent of the Koinonia District (formerly known as the Cross County District) for the past thirteen years.
Superintendent Kennedy wholeheartedly believes in the significance of Life-Long Learning. He has always seen scholarship as an important tool to be used towards understanding God’s word as we navigate our way through life. To name a few of these scholastic accomplishments, as a young man Superintendent Kennedy went on to major in Religious Studies and minor in Drama at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He completed his Clinical Pastoral Education credits at the Department of Veterans Affairs; New York Harbor Healthcare System which has positioned him for National Certification with the Association for Clinical Chaplains. Prior to receiving the aforementioned honor, he received training in Chaplaincy for the community and prisons from All Saints Chaplaincy Academy in Hempstead, New York. There he received certificates in Professional and Supervisory Chaplaincy. Superintendent Kennedy is currently pursuing his Master's of Divinity at New York Theological Seminary.
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"And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding."