Kenny Lamm, senior consultant for worship and music for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, served 23 years as worship pastor of Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville, N.C. The church experienced worship renewal under his leadership and became a model for many churches seeking to transform and improve their worship services.
Kenny is a frequent worship clinician and guest worship leader. His heart for the nations has also taken him to international fields of service. He and NC Baptist worship teams have led worship conferences and outreach events throughout Malaysia, Singapore, and two other countries in Asia. Kenny also spent a summer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia working with churches in worship renewal. Revisions of the curriculum developed for these events continue to be used extensively in equipping worship leaders in churches today around the world and are currently published in English and Chinese.
Kenny received his bachelor’s degree in music from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, master’s degree in church music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he was a Rice-Judson Scholar, and completed doctoral studies in worship to receive the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Worship Studies from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL.
He is married to Sandy and has two children, Kevin and Katie. The family resides in Sanford, NC.
Read Kenny’s introductory blog post for insight into his ministry.
Sherry Thompson, Worship and Music Ministry Assistant
Sherry began at the Baptist State Convention in January, 2008. She was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, and has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Memphis. She says, “My heart for ministry began in college where I first saw the need for qualified office staff to work behind the scenes to handle the administrative side of ministry.”
She began singing in choirs in seventh grade and has served as either choir secretary or choral music librarian at three churches. She has nine years of experience on staff in a church office, providing administrative support to the Worship and Music Ministry, which included children’s, youth, and adult choirs; handbell choir; orchestra and praise band; and technical support ministries. She has also volunteered as a singer in adult choir, a stage hand and actor, a coordinator of technical ministries and on-stage producer, and as a children’s choir helper during nine musical/drama presentations.
“I love serving in the Worship and Music Ministry at the Baptist State Convention. My mission is enabling and equipping believers to reinforce the message of the gospel of Christ as we seek together to design and produce music and worship events with impact, from our heart to God’s heart, creating an environment that makes it easy for people to focus on the Lord and grow in their faith.”