Meet the Pastor
Pastor Kenneth M. Foster
Pastor Kenneth M. Foster is the eighth of
twelve children born to Elder Dewey M. Foster and Mother Ruth Foster from
Aurora, IL. He graduated from East Aurora High School, and later studied
Criminal Justice at Waubonsee Community College. However his desire for the
Word of God led him to the studies of Old and New Testament, through the C.H.
Mason Bible College.
Kenneth M. Foster is the founding Pastor
of Christ Evangelistic Temple, Church of God in Christ located in Aurora, IL. Where
he has pastored consistently for the past twenty-six years. As well as
pastoring, he has holds the position of Administrative Assistant to Bishop W.
H. Bonner of the 6 Jurisdiction of Illinois (2008-present).
Once Pastor Foster gave his life to
Christ over thirty-four years ago he hasn’t looked back. God’s given anointing for
outreach, allowed him to found the street corner and radio ministry, Since I met Jesus Ministry (1981-1987).
Pastor Foster’s Testimony is based on the scripture, “…..Go ye
into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15, KJV).”
That charge has remained in his heart to preach the Gospel.
Pastor Foster has
evangelized spreading the gospel all over the United States, Jamaica and the Philippines.
Alongside preaching throughout the world, Pastor Foster ministry has stretched
out to the incarcerated. Where he was placed as Chaplain of the Kane County
He has served in several offices in the
Church of God in Christ. Following his call to ministry in 1981 he was licensed
as a minister under Bishop W.H. Bonner, 6 Jurisdictional Prelate.
Later in 1983 Pastor Foster worked closely with Administrative Assistant
Theodis Foster as his Assistant Pastor (1983-1984). He was then ordained as an
Elder in the National Church of God in Christ (1984), and later joined the
esteem Executive Committee Board of Pastors and Elders (2005-Present). 1999), and led his leadership
transition to Superintendent of the 21 Century District, 6
Second to his love of God rests his adoration
and dedication to his wife, First Lady Candace Foster. Their beautiful marriage
has prospered over 31 years of commitment, three children, and three