Kerry Mackey has been serving the local church as a pastor over the past 15 years and currently serves as a Adult Team Pastor and Men’s Directional Leader at Friends Church in Yorba Linda, California.

Prior to pastoring Kerry served the corporate world as a Professional Forester. He is committed to the health and growth of the local church and it’s transformational power in the community.

Kerry’s experiences include:

  • over 15 years as a local church pastor serving in churches from 100 to 28,000 in attendance.
  • Eagle Scout
  • host of his own blog/podcast at www.streettotheseat.com
  • host of Chaplain to the Outdoorsmen at www.chaplaintotheoutdoorsmen.com
  • graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas (1998) with a Master of Arts in Christian Education
  • graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas (1992) with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry
  • awarded the “Outstanding Young Religious Education Leader” in 2002 by the Baptist Association of Christian Educators.
  • on faculty at Rockbridge Seminary – fully online seminary focused on the purposes of scripture www.rockbridgeseminary.org – teaching on Fellowship and Evangelism.
  • served from 2005-2007 as the Membership Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA.
  • church planter
  • has also served as Director of Adult Ministries, Minister of Education, Young Married Adults, and Small Groups in other churches
  • overseeing 1st impressions and weekend logistics from 100 – 25,000 plus
  • assisting the transition of churches to small groups and purpose-driven
  • development and implementation of assimilation strategies
  • transitioning of traditional church structures to purpose-driven strategies.
  • evaluating systems and structures of the local church for health/growth
  • implementation of C.L.A.S.S. into traditional church structures
  • teaching national and international conferences
  • working with denominations and associations
  • consulting with churches around the world

Churches Served

  • Has pastored in a church of 100, a church of 300, a church of 3000, a church of 13,000 and a church of over 25,000 in weekly attendance.
    • Mayfield Road Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas
    • Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Bedford, Texas
    • Fielder Road Baptist Church, Arlington, Texas
    • Saddleback Valley Community Church, Lake Forest, California
    • Christ Fellowship Church, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
    • Hope Crossing Community Church, San Juan Capistrano, California (church plant)


  • Has a heart for pastors, staff, lay leaders and the health/balance of the local church
  • Mission statement, “Making the most of every opportunity to help people choose Jesus and belong to the church family.”

Experienced & Published

  • Published with www.pastors.com
  • Pastor, accomplished teacher, speaker, trainer, and coach.
  • Has been a speaker for Purpose Driven Church Conferences – Domestic & Internationally.
  • Has experience in transitioning churches from Sunday School to Small Groups as well as development of a both/and strategy to have Sunday School and Small Groups running alongside of each other.
  • Has helped transition churches from traditional to purpose-driven.
  • Has great insight in moving persons from the street to the seat (assimilation strategies) through assisting the church in development of communications, connections, contributions, and community within the local church.

Kerry is a strategic thinker, communicator, developer, strategist and organizer with incredible bandwidth to help pastors, church leaders, denominations, and associations to impact their community for Christ. Kerry is here to help the church do what it does…better.

Let Kerry help you address the “Four C’s” for moving someone from the street to a seat.

Communication – tools for the community and the congregation.

Connection – tools for making first impressions count.

Contributors – tools for valuing volunteers on the front lines of 1st impressions.

Community – tools for choosing Christ and belonging to the church family.