Karen Kennemur

Associate Professor of Children’s Ministry
Bessie Fleming Chair of Childhood Education

Karen Kennemur


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PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, December 2008; MACE in Childhood Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003; BBA in Marketing/Management, Baylor University, 1983

Dr. Kennemur serves as professor of children’s ministry in the Jack D. Terry School of Educational Ministries and the faculty supervisor for the Naylor Children’s Center. She holds the Bessie Fleming Chair of Childhood education. Dr. Kennemur also serves with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention where she is the children’s ministry and family ministry associate. Prior to teaching, she worked in the local church as a preschool and children’s minister and weekday director.

Dr. Kennemur’s passions are working with and training preschool, children’s, and family ministers. Kennemur is the author of “Teaching Children” in The Teaching Ministry of the Church (2nd Ed. B&H, 2008) and “Nurturing Faith in the Home: Equipping Parents of Children to be Spiritual Leaders” in Family Ministry and the Church: A Leader’s Guide for Ministry To, With, and Through Families (Randall House, 2017). She has also written Sunday School, camp, and retreat curriculum. Dr. Kennemur is a member of the Baptist Association of Christian Educators, Early Childhood Christian Network, and the Society of Professors in Christian Education.

She is married to Danny. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.

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