Cecil O. Kemp Jr.
Leadership Counselor, Director of Men Walking With God Newsletter,Director of Steering
& Recruiting, and Television/Radio Ministry Director
Cecil O. Kemp Jr. is a longtime resident of Franklin, TN (Greater Nashville). Childhood sweethearts,
he and his wife Patty grew up on small farms in centralMississippi. Married in 1970, they are parents of two adult children
who have given them four grans!
The Kemps have been Christians and church leaders for over 30 years. They served nearly twenty-five
years in Christ Church Nashville, pastored by L.H. and Montelle Hardwick. In 2003, the Kemps were called by the
Lord to serve with Ralph and Diane Duncan in their endeavors of raising up Graceland Community Church...a full gospel effort
located on 58 prime acres at the corner of I-65/840 in Williamson County.
Cecil and Patty have a full-time private ministry as well. Those endeavors were begun in response to
the 1998 call of God. They sold their nationally prominent financial and investment services group of companies.
Co-founded in 1982, it managed over $100,000,000 in assets for thousands of individuals and businesses across America.
Prior to 1982, Cecil served as Chief Financial and then Chief Operating Officer of a publicly held health
care company. He passed the CPA exam in 1971, after graduating from Mississippi State that year with a degree in Accounting.
He then worked for three years in Memphis with Deloitte Touché, one of the world’s five largest accounting firms.
In response to the Lord's call out of the business world into full-time ministry, in 1998 the Kemps founded
an umbrella company that manages and oversees all their Christian activities including a publishing company, an internet store,
and a life, financial, and business coaching practice.
Kingdom Living Now is their message. Step-by-step the Kemps teach their audiences
how to live fully and fully live by following God's economy. Applied their teaching leads
to what they call "The Prosperity of Purity"...a life of holiness marked by genuine abundance and success that matters and
Patty and Cecil speak, teach, and minister together as well as separately, in women or
men only forums. They share how to grow to spiritual maturity. The Kemps challenge and inspire their audiences
to journey out of self into the intimacy of oneness with Jesus. They instruct on the importance and methodology of consciously
choosing to be shaped and led by His indwelling Spirit. They distinguish God's economy vs. the world's and the superiority
of personal transformation through interactive partnership with God vs. personal reformation and self-help. They underscore
the priority of daily practicing the spiritual disciplines of prayer and mentorship by the Holy Spirit in the Word.