Recent Blog Posts
Every so often, I share some interesting things I’ve stumbled upon. I typically lump these various blog posts, books, articles, or video clips into these posts I call, “Friday Finds.” Here’s the latest edition. Enjoy. read more…
Twice a month, I share some interesting things I’ve stumbled upon. I typically lump these various blog posts, books, articles, or video clips into these posts I call, “Friday Finds.” Here’s the latest edition. Enjoy.
My kids were going to take the world by storm. When they were first born, there was no limit to the vision my wife and I had for them. We weren’t hopeful they would be good kids; we were hopeful they would change the world. And then at some point, something changed. read more…
Get to Know Kevin
I am the President of The Mentoring Alliance, a ministry dedicated to mobilizing godly people into the lives of kids and families, to provide tangible help and eternal hope. My wife, Stephanie and I have 5 kids. Out of a deep desire to care for the fatherless, we are also foster parents.
"There are three common aspects of effective ministries: Who they hire, how they train who they hire, and what they expect of who they hire."
– Kevin East
"God wants us to live our lives and equip our children's lives with the sheer power of His grace. When we have allowed God's grace to permeate our hearts, it's impossible to contain its impact."
– Dr. Tim Kimmel, Raising Kids for True Greatness
"Mentoring is not just about showing charity and sympathy to troubled kids. Mentoring calls people to live incarnationally and requires people who are willing to sacrifice something to become the hands and feet of Jesus."
– Dr. John Sowers, Fatherless Generation: Redeeming the Story
"The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the very thing our world so desperately needs. And the infusion of the Gospel in our organizations is what we most need to protect."
– Peter Greer, Mission Drift
"The leadership that really matters is all about conviction. The leader is rightly concerned with everything from strategy and vision to team-building, motivation, and delegation, but at the center of the true leader's heart and mind you will find convictions that drive and determine everything else."
– Albert Mohler, The Conviction to Lead
"Remind your kids early and often that you love them and that you're proud of them - not because of what they do, but because of who they are."
– Kevin East
"As you become rightly related to God, by His grace, He will lead you in modeling the spiritual life, and in training your children how to live happy, free, fruitful lives."
– Jeff VanVonderen, Families Where Grace is in Place
"Adoption is not just about couples who want children - or who want more children. Adoption is about an entire culture within our churches, a culture that sees adoption as part of our Great Commission mandate and as a sign of the Gospel itself."
– Russel D. Moore, Adopted for Life
"The question for us as individual Christians and as Christ's body is: Will we settle for a safe, comfortable religion or will we use these resources for the good of the world and the glory of Christ?"
– Tony Merida & Rick Morton, Orphanology