Kevin Armstrong

Kevin was appointed senior pastor of North United Methodist Church in July 2003.  He previously served for nine years at Roberts Park United Methodist Church. Both Roberts Park and North are vital urban churches serving Indianapolis.  Originally from Washington, Indiana, he has been a minister in the South Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church since June 1985.  He is a graduate of DePauw and Duke Universities; his ministry began with his work as a chaplain at DePauw.

Kevin has written extensively for periodicals and co-authored a book, Resurrecting Excellence: Shaping Faithful Christian Ministry, (Eerdmans, 2006), with Dean L. Gregory Jones of the Duke School of Divinity.  Kevin also serves on numerous boards including the Louisville Institute, Methodist Health Foundation, University of Indianapolis, Duke Divinity School, the Clergy Advisory Council of the National Association of Mental Illness, Spirit and Place, and the United Methodist Council of DePauw University.

Additionally Kevin is a vital resource and teacher for ministries connecting North with the larger community locally and beyond. He is a sought-after speaker for leading seminars and workshops in leadership excellence and the church in an urban setting. Kevin was integral in a major study conducted by The Polis Center and underwritten by the Lilly Endowment on Religion and Urban Culture that resulted in a teaching video series and was presented in part on the PBS program, “Religion and Ethics.”

Kevin is married to Nancy Armstrong, director of finance and resource consultant at the Indianapolis Center for Congregations.  They have one daughter, Jenna, a student at Rhodes College.