Minister for Spiritual Formation
“I believe God has gifted me to preach and teach the Gospel, through the study of scripture, while ministering to individual spiritual needs. Through my experience as a Stephen Minister I feel equipped to care for others and share their burdens. God has also blessed me with the Spiritual Gifts of prayer and discernment that invites others to seek comfort and counsel through me. God has given me a passion to minister to men, in particular, as they try to find rhythm living into the various roles of husband, father, son, brother, employer/employee and Man of God. I consider it a privilege to act as a spiritual mentor to men who are serious about their faith journey.”
Kyle is a graduate of Dothan High School in Dothan, AL. He attended Okaloosa-Walton Jr. College in Niceville, Florida and Troy University in Troy, Alabama. He is currently enrolled in the United Methodist Course of Study program for Local Pastors at Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kyle and his wife, Jil, have been married 32 years and have three adult children: Sunnie, Dean and Ally. Sunnie is married to Patrick Boyd and has blessed the McCains with three grandchildren: Thomas (4), Lucy (3) and Marley (8 months). All live in Charlotte. Kyle’s parents, Jil’s mom, and Kyle’s maternal grandmother live nearby.
“In 2002 I left my job in Corporate America to become self-employed, out of a desire to be home more and active in the ministries of the Church. Through my daily study of scripture, in a Disciple Bible Study group, I began to sense God calling me to something deeper. After wrestling with “The Call” for several years, I began the Discernment process for Candidacy for Ordained Ministry in the United Methodist Church in 2009. Upon Certification in February of 2011, I attended Licensing School for Local Pastors and shortly after, received my first Appointment to serve a Church. I serve part-time as a bi-vocational, Licensed Local Pastor while continuing my education at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. My prayer is to someday be in full-time Pastoral Ministry.
Romans 12:2 became Kyle’s “Life Verse” early in his journey to Pastoral Ministry. Paul writes: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (NIV)
“God spoke so clearly to me through this passage at a time when I was questioning what it was I had been pursuing for so long. After 20 years of chasing success in Corporate America, I found permission to be different than the world. I found the “re-newing of my mind” that Paul writes about in the daily study of scripture. The messages hidden in God’s word began to be unlocked for me and the things I had been seeking became less important. It was then that God began to reveal his will to me and I am so pleased with where it has led.”